Senior Law & Policy AnalystPhone: (301) 738-6245
Markus Rauschecker is a Senior Law and Policy Analyst with the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security.
Mr. Rauschecker currently works with the National Capital Region Senior Policy Group as well as the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to shape and implement policy that helps prepare the region for emergencies.
From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Rauschecker managed the District of Columbia’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program. The Program ensured that all District government agencies would be able to sustain their essential operations in the face of any type of emergency. In addition to drafting plans, Mr. Rauschecker helped train agencies on their responsibilities and facilitated exercises to prepare for the implementation of these plans. As part of the COOP planning program, Mr. Rauschecker taught a Department of Homeland Security certified Continuity of Operations course for agency COOP managers.
Mr. Rauschecker has been involved in two Presidential Inaugurations. During the 57th Presidential Inauguration Mr. Rauschecker was a part of the DC Presidential Inaugural Committee which leads the coordination effort for the District of Columbia’s inauguration planning. During the 56th Presidential Inauguration, Mr. Rauschecker provided operations support to the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency by preparing the agency’s COOP site, monitoring WebEOC communications, and responding to asset requests.
Mr. Rauschecker has published articles on cybersecurity as well as volunteer response during emergencies (When Cyber Space Meets the Real World, Domestic Preparedness Online Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 7, July 2013; Protecting U.S. ‘Cyberspace’: How the Notion of an Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Sidetracked the National Asset Act, Law Practice Today, March 2012; The Value of the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act Model Bill: Encouraging Volunteer Response, Law Practice Today, April 2011).
Prior to joining CHHS, Mr. Rauschecker worked for the World Health Organization (WHO) where he helped promote a rights-based approach to health through the use of international instruments, constitutional provisions, and case law.
Mr. Rauschecker earned a BA in History and German and minored in Philosophy at Georgetown University in 2002. During his undergraduate education, Mr. Rauschecker also spent a year studying at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich, Germany. Mr. Rauschecker earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2006. Mr. Rauschecker is admitted to practice law in the State of Maryland.