News & Press – 2018

On Saturday, September 15th, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was a guest on CSPAN's Washington Journal program, where he discussed federal disaster response policies. Check out the appearance here.
Over the past few days, several CHHS subject matter experts have spoken to news programs about preparations for Hurricane Florence, as it threatens the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Maggie Davis spoke with WUSA-TV in Washington D.C. about preparations in Maryland. CHHS Continuity Program Director Eric Oddo spoke with WBAL-TV in Baltimore about hurricane preparedness measures. CHHS Academic Program Director Michael Vesely spoke with WMAR-TV in Baltimore about how local residents should prepare for the hurricane. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger will be on CSPAN's Washignton Journal program on Saturday September 15th, discussing federal disaster ...Read More
On August  14th, 2018, the UMB Center for Health and Homeland Security, in partnership with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Transportation Research Board, presented a live webinar on Emergency Preparedness Against Infectious Diseases on Public Transit. CHHS Public Health Program Director Trudy Henson and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Michael Tennison presented; Associate Director Megan Timmins moderated the webinar, which focused on transit agencies’ legal and policy preparedness for infectious disease outbreak preparedness. The webinar had over 340 sites log in for the live delivery, with an estimated 454 people in attendance; the webinar received a 92% ...Read More
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke with WNYC radio in New York on August 16, 2018 to discuss his working paper on the Dodd-Frank loophole that could impact the American economy. Check out his appearance here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger joined Knowledge@Wharton on Monday, July 30th to discuss Amazon and its use of facial recognition software. The show aired on SiriusXM Channel 132. Listen to the segment below.
CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark J. Lee has co-written a chapter on “Sleep, Law, and Public Policy” for a textbook that was just published by Oxford University Press. Details about the textbook can be found online at https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sleep-health-and-society-9780198778240.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was quoted in this New York Times article about the continued risk surrounding financial derivatives products. The piece references Prof. Greenberger's recent working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Check it out here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has published a working paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking. In this paper, Professor  Greenberger explains the existing footnote inside the derivatives regulatory rules that allows banks to avoid Dodd-Frank swaps regulation by moving their swaps trading to deguarenteed foreign subsidiaries. As consumer and student debt continue to rise, an unregulated swaps market could be extremely dangerous for a global economy that shows many of the same properties that were present prior to the 2008 financial collapse. Watch Professor Greenberger discuss his working paper here. For more information, see: External links: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/swap-loophole-leaves-u-s-taxpayers-on-hook-for-trades-report https://www.americanbanker.com/news/will-states-pick-up-where-feds-left-off-on-derivatives-regulation ...Read More
On May 3, 2018, the Region V Healthcare Coalition sponsored a full-scale exercise to test hospital surge capacity and other emergency procedures. CHHS staff members located in Montgomery County, MD participated in the exercise as controllers and evaluators. More about the exercise in the video below: 2018 Region V Full Scale Exercise
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker spoke with WUSA9 in Washington D.C. on their #OffScriptOn9, about the future of defending against cyber crimes. Check it out here.
President Trump has nominated Dawn DeBerry Stump to lead the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Ms. Stump's nomination is marked with potential conflicts of interest, as both she and her husband have close ties to groups she will oversee, if confirmed. The Young Turks (TYT) spoke with CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger about the policy implications of these potential conflicts. Check out the piece here.
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger gave a presentation at the New York City Bar Center for Continuing Legal Education on Tuesday April 17, 2018. The presentation was entitled "The Basics of Enforcement Actions and Civil Litigation Related to Derivatives." Check out the paper accompanying the presentation below: Greenberger NY Bar CLE Program
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker was interviewed in the Baltimore Sun on Maryland's effort to shore up its election systems security. Check out the article here. 
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke to WTOP the January 13, 2018 false ballistic missile alert sent to all phones in Hawaii.