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Registration is now open for the Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise for Long Term Care Facilities. Please fill out the form. If you have any questions, please contact Trudy Henson at thenson@law.umaryland.edu, 410.706.3531. The Tabletop Exercise will take place September 25th, 2018 at the Universities at Shady Grove:  USG Conference Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II, 1402-12, Rockville MD 20850 from 8:30am to 12:00pm. Continental Breakfast will be provided.    
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.
Photo Credit: JABIN BOTSFORD/THE WASHINGTON POST/GETTY IMAGES Two members of the CHHS staff, Senior Policy Analyst Maria Bernadzikowski and Research Assistant Jonathan Lim are currently deployed assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Harvey, respectively. Bernadzikowsi is deployed to Tallahassee, FL where she is working out of the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate with the Volunteer and Donations Management heads in the Florida counties most affected by Hurricane Irma. She has also been supervising support under the Emergency Management Assistant Compact (EMAC) - determining assignments and tasks, coordinating with stakeholders, and fulfilling reporting requirements. She has also worked to provide ...Read More
CHHS will be offering its nationally-recognized "Maximizing Organizational Resiliency: COOP for Public Entities” course on December 7-8, 2017 in Baltimore, MD. Information on the course can be found here here. Registration is available here. Please see our redesigned COOP page for more information on CHHS Continuity of Operations (COOP) services.
CHHS Cybersecurity Manager Markus Rauschecker spoke with WJZ-TV in Baltimore about a nationwide hack, from apparent ISIS sympathizers, that hit state and local government systems, including Howard County, MD. Check out the segment here.
By Trudy Henson, Public Health Program Manager As the new year gets under way, and a new President takes office, health and transportation officials are turning their attention to a new rule, finalized January 19th, by the Centers for Disease Control. The rule, originally proposed in August 2016, deals with Control of Communicable Disease for Interstate and Foreign Travel. The CDC states that the rule seeks to create greater transparency in disease response, as well as updating certain regulations based on lessons learned from recent outbreaks, such as Ebola. The final rule, officially published yesterday, is similar to the proposed ...Read More
The purpose of this workshop is to review the implementation of the State Prevention/Protection Operations Plan. When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 10:00AM-2:00PM; Registration Begins at 9:30AM; Lunch will be provided Where: Maryland Emergency Management Agency: 5401 Rue Saint Lo Dr Reisterstown, MD 21136 Workshop Participants Should Include: Local, State, and Federal Prevention/Protection and Homeland Security Partners For questions or more information, please contact Laura Hoch at lhoch@law.umaryland.edu  
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This tabletop exercise is entitled the 2014 Star Spangled Spectacular Tabletop Exercise and is intended to test the capabilities of the 2014 Star Spangled Spectacular Concept of Operations Plan.The exercise will be a four hour exercise conducted in a tabletop format. Throughout the exercise various scenarios will be presented, and discussion of capabilities of the Concept of Operations Plan, and the region’s local resources will be discussed.The exercise will be on August 12, 2014 at the following location:Navy Operations Security Center1201 Halsey RoadBaltimore, MD 21230Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lunch will be provided for this event. 
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014Registration: 7:30-8:00 AMTime: 8:00AM-2:00 PMLocation: VisArts155 Gibbs St.Rockville, MD 20850 
This survey is intended to act as a resource for Associate Directors in responding to Requests for Proposals (RFPs), making project decisions, and as a general source of information about current staff members. Please remember, staffing and project decisions are made based on a variety of factors, including existing project commitments, current workload, client preferences, budgetary limitations, staff background and expertise, and geographic requirements.
Please bring a completed and signed waiver on the day of the exercise. NCR Exercise Volunteer Waiver.pdf
We would like to assess what ICS, COOP and related courses that CHHS staff have completed. This will help us in upcoming training initiatives. Please check all of the courses that you have personally completed or taught. If you taught a course it is assumed you have completed the course. Then please identify other courses you have taught or have assisted with curriculum development, or provide any other information you think is relevant.
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All: Please complete this short survey and let us know your preferences. Please check “neither/not interested” if you are either not interested in moving desks or if this survey does not apply to you because you do not have a workstation at the UMB campus. We'll be back in touch with more information soon. Thank you! Sincerely, The Management
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From time to time there is an opportunity for staff to move to new projects. Please take a moment and identify any projects in which you might be interested. Any reassignment would be subject to your current project, timing and the overall needs of CHHS. Project descriptions are below the selection boxes.
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Program Overview Our “Preparing the States: Implementing Continuity of Operations Planning” course is available for delivery. Participants will be trained in the development and implementation of Continuity of Operations (COOP) plans. This course is certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Preparedness Directorate, Training and Exercise Division. The course is geared toward state, local, and tribal emergency planners, or other personnel involved in COOP planning. A COOP plan enables governments and jurisdictions to preserve, maintain and/or reconstitute their capability to perform their essential functions in the event of any disaster or emergency that ...Read More
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Doctors Community Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospitallocated in Lanham, MD. Doctors Community Hospital currently operates 200 medical/surgical beds, admits 12,000 patients annually, treats more than 55,000 Emergency Center patients and employs 1,300 individuals. The medical staff is comprised of more than 600 physicians. The hospital offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient services, a number of specialty and subspecialty services, and a full range of ancillary and support services.
The Maryland Judiciary includes the District and Circuit Courts in each county in Maryland, as well as Baltimore City; the Court of Special Appeals, which serves as Maryland’s intermediate appellate court; and the Court of Appeals, which is the state’s highest court. Both the Administrative Office of the Courts and District Court Headquarters, located in Annapolis, provide administrative services to the Maryland Judiciary, including personnel administration, preparation and administration of the Judiciary's budget, planning and research functions, and information technology services. Through this network of trial and appellate courts, the Maryland Judiciary serves the citizens of Maryland by handling judicial ...Read More
Created in 2003 to coordinate emergency preparedness activities in the Baltimore region, the Urban Area Work Group (UAWG) includes committees of fire, police, emergency medical services and public works personnel from BMC's member jurisdictions plus the City of Annapolis.UAWG
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is Maryland’s public academic health and law university devoted to professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. Located in downtown Baltimore, UMB has an enrollment of more than 6,000 students and employs more than 7,000 people.UMB
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