News & Press
Read about the Center’s latest projects making local and national headlines, as well as commentary by our subject matter experts on current newsworthy issues in emergency management, public health, and homeland security.
June 21, 2018
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 ...
June 5, 2018
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 ...
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker Speaks with WUSA About Defending Against Cyber Crimes
May 23, 2018
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.
April 18, 2018
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 ...
April 3, 2018
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 ...
March 20, 2018
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker joined leaders in the public and private sectors to talk about ongoing cybersecurity challenges. Check out the video on the forum here (Rauschecker begins his talk just after the 8:00 minute mark). EIN Presswire wrote about the forum and quoted Rauschecker. For more information on ...
March 6, 2018
CHHS is pleased to be hosting a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the University of Maryland Carey Law Alumni Weekend. The panel will be on April 13, 2018 from 3:00pm-4:00pm. Click here for free registration. Please click on the green “Tickets” tab, choose the “Specialty Program Gatherings & Welcome Reception,” ...
CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker Speaks with the Baltimore Sun on Election Systems Integrity
February 23, 2018
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.
January 16, 2018
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger spoke to WTOP the January 13, 2018 false ballistic missile alert sent to all phones in Hawaii.
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Shanna Batten Presented at The Washington Institute’s Panel on Counter-terrorism Policy Changes
December 18, 2017
CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Shanna Batten participated in a November 14 panel discussion at the Washington Institute, an organization devoted to improving the quality of U.S. Middle East Policy. Ms. Batten presented at a panel discussion entitled “From CVE to ‘Terrorism Prevention’: Assessing New U.S. Policies.” The Washington Institute’s ...
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Appoints CHHS Cybersecurity Program Director Markus Rauschecker to Maryland Cybersecurity Council
December 8, 2017
On December 7, 2017, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh appointed CHHS Cybersecurity Director Markus Rauschecker to the Maryland Cybersecurity Council. Rauschecker joins CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger as a member of the Council. In 2015, The Maryland General Assembly created the Council, which is charged “with reviewing the state’s cyber ...
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron Helps Lead the Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic in Maryland
November 29, 2017
CHHS Senior Policy Analyst Birch Barron has been working for the past several months as the Deputy Director for the Opioid Operational Command Center (OOCC) and Chief of Staff to Clay Stamp, Governor Hogan’s choice to lead Maryland’s effort to confront the opioid crisis. Governor Hogan signed an executive order earlier ...
October 30, 2017
Recently, two members of the CHHS, Senior Law and Policy Analyst Netta Squires and Senior Policy Analyst Ashley McKibbin helped their client, Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) conduct the first every Emergency Preparedness Planning for Montgomery County Healthcare Facilities Workshop. The workshop was prompted by ...
September 29, 2017
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 ...
September 27, 2017
CHHS is pleased to release the online edition of its Fall 2017 Newsletter. The Newsletter commemorates our 15th Anniversary celebration, and highlights the Center’s extensive program work over the past year. You can find the Fall 2017 Newsletter here. Please be sure to check out our past editions, and sign up ...
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger Discusses Federal Disaster Relief on CSPAN’s Washington Journal
September 1, 2017
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger discussed Federal Disaster Relief programs in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal. Watch the clip here.
August 23, 2017
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.
June 26, 2017
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger has been chosen as an affiliate faculty member of the Institute for Global Health and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). The Institute for Global Health (IGH), is dedicated to improving global health by conducting innovative, world-leading research in Baltimore and around the ...
June 22, 2017
WJZ-TV (CBS) in Baltimore aired a segment commemorating the Center for Health and Homeland Security on its 15th Anniversary. Watch it here.
PRESS RELEASE: CHHS Facilitates Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition Full-Scale Exercise: Mass Demonstration & Network Penetration
May 24, 2017
On May 23, 2017, CHHS was proud to facilitate a full-scale exercise with the Maryland Region V Hospital Coalition. For more information: FSE Press release 2017