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.
January 6, 2017
by Trudy Henson with Birch Barron As 2016 came to a close and many were focused on a year-end countdown, health officials were paying attention to a different tally: the alarming rate of drug overdose deaths, which nearly tripled between 1999 – 2014, and continued to increase for synthetic opioid deaths ...
May 16, 2016
Senior Law and Policy Analyst Clark Lee, JD, MPH, CPH has published his first scientific research article as lead author, to appear in the August 2016 2016 issue of Accident Analysis & Prevention. The article, “Intention and willingness to drive drowsy among university students: An application of an extended theory of planned behavior model,” which can ...
Professor Greenberger and Senior Law and Policy Analyst Emrick To Present at 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference
May 11, 2016
CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger and CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Preeti Emrick will be presenting at the 39th Annual Health Law Professors Conference on Friday, June 3rd in Boston, MA from 8:15-9:30am. The presentation is entitled “U.S. Public Health Law: Archaic or Relevant in the Context of Ebola?” For more ...
April 26, 2016
CHHS would like to congratulate Senior Staff members Birch Barron, Joseph Corona and Lisa Crow, who have this year earned recognition from the International Association of Emergency Managers by being among the group of professionals designated Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®). This is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the ...
April 13, 2016
Press Release April 13, 2016 Partnering with the Maryland Emergency Response System (ERS) and hospitals from five counties across the southern and D.C. metro portions of Maryland, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) facilitated a full-scale exercise today that helped prepare the region for a medical surge ...
March 30, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-30.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker explains the NIST Framework to Cyberwire, as well as discusses why it has gotten a positive endorsement by both public and private entities, on their March 30, 2016, Daily Podcast.
March 24, 2016
From the Cyberwire.com: http://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-24.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss rights to privacy in cyberspace.
March 23, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/23/travel-security-increased-in-wake-of-brussels-attack/ CHHS Academic Program Manager Michael Vesely explained to WJZ TV that coordinated efforts across jurisdictions and levels of government are key as terrorists attempt to stay one step ahead of security officials for their story “Travel Security Increased In Wake Of Brussels Attack.”
March 18, 2016
From the Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-03-18.html CHHS Senior Law and Policy Analyst Ben Yelin appeared on the Cyberwire Daily Podcast to discuss the Snowden leaks of 2013 and their continuing impact on the privacy vs. security debate. His comments were also included in the CyberWire Week-in-Review 3.14.16 – 3.18.16 Podcast.
March 16, 2016
From the Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-likely-to-pick-srinivasan-or-garland-for-supreme-court-2016-3 and the Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/law/2016/mar/16/merrick-garland-profile-supreme-court-nominee-career CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger praised President Obama’s SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland, citing his handling of the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing case. Greenberger was also mentioned by WhiteHouse.gov for their blog What They’re Saying about President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee on the various news outlets and legal experts ...
March 7, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/03/07/hack-the-pentagon-will-examine-weakness-vulnerabilities/ CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker talked to WJZ about why the U.S. government would invite hackers to take aim at the Pentagon for their story “‘Hack The Pentagon’ Will Examine Weakness, Vulnerabilities.” Rauschecker also talked about Hack the Pentagon with the Cyberwire.com for their Daily Podcast on March 21, ...
February 26, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-week-in-review.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the Cyberwire podcast February 19, 2016 to discuss security on the cloud, and was featured on their week-in-review podcast February 26, 2016. On March 11, 2016 he spoke with Cyberwire on the FTC’s role in cyber regulation.
February 24, 2016
From NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/will-obama-use-executive-order-close-guantanamo-bay-n524821 CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger emphasized a decision by President Obama to use his executive powers to close Guantanamo Bay prison would “be the result of political calculation in the midst of a presidential campaign rather than concerns about the constitutionality of such an action.”
February 22, 2016
From Cyberwire.com: http://www.thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2016-02-17.html, South Korean TBS Radio: http://tbsefm.seoul.kr/efm/Primetime/listenagain.jsp and WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/security-civil-liberties-experts-clash-over-iphone-debate/38058242 CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker discussed the legal and policy implications of Apple’s refusal to create a program to help the FBI retrieve data from the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone with several news outlets. Founder and Director Michael Greenberger was also interviewed by ...
February 17, 2016
From Roughly Speaking: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/dan-rodricks-blog/bal-roughly-speaking-supreme-court-bernie-sanders-story.html CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger talked with Dan Rodricks regarding the coming battle between President Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over the replacement for the late Justice Antonin Scalia.
February 12, 2016
From UMB News: http://www.umaryland.edu/news/archived-news/february-2016/newspressreleaseshottopics/cybersecurity-symposium-covers-law-and-policy.php Expanding its educational outreach, the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) held a comprehensive symposium this month entitled “The Law and Policy of Cybersecurity.” The event, co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (Maryland Carey Law), was held at ...
February 11, 2016
From WBAL TV: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/cars-found-abandoned-in-commuter-parking-garage/37930294 Explaining how cars abandoned can create safe-havens for potentials attackers or terrorists, CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger appeared on WBAL TV for their investigation into local commuter lot car removal policies.
February 9, 2016
From WJZ TV: http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/02/09/u-s-security-officials-warn-isis-may-attempt-attack-this-year/ CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger explained to WJZ TV how citizens can play a role in preventing terrorist attacks in the U.S.
February 9, 2016
From Maryland Carey Law: https://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/features/feature_details.html?feature=442 Eleven Maryland Carey Law faculty members received a special recognition award from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), for their work in developing Freddie Gray’s Baltimore, an eight-week course that explores the causes of and possible solutions to the unrest in Baltimore last spring. “ success is a ...
February 9, 2016
From CyberWire: http://www.thecyberwire.com/cw-podcasts-daily.html CHHS Cybersecurity Program Manager Markus Rauschecker appeared on the CyberWire Daily Podcast on 2/9/16 to explain the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s mission related to cyber.