News You Can Use: 10/31/17



News You Can Use: 10/31/17

National Security  

The Border-Wall Prototypes Are Up—Now What?, The Atlantic

Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel, The Washington Post

National security warrants focus on space — but not a separate Space Corps, Defense News

Massive classified NSA contract under protest, Nextgov

Dunford: Time to Cut the Connections that Link ISIS’ Global Network, Defense One

As Mattis peers into North Korea, he gets warning on artillery, Reuters

NASIC on Wright-Patterson AFB keeps tabs on threats to US, Marine Corps Times

US agrees to provide South Korea more weapons, upgraded defenses, Military Times

Trump Isn’t the Only Problem with Trump’s Foreign Policy, The Atlantic

Leaked document shows Tillerson power play, Politico

Is the Trump administration a friend or foe of America’s infrastructure?, Brookings

Cybersecurity

How NATO Is Preparing to Fight Tomorrow’s Information Wars, Defense One

Cyber Moonshot: Taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity, Federal Times

US nuclear agency opens worker safety, cybersecurity contract for nuclear lab, The Associated Press

Quantum, darknet could solve energy sector’s cybersecurity problems, Fifth Domain

How agencies can shift from reactive to proactive insider threat defense, Nextgov

WannaCry cyberattack on UK health service ‘preventable’, The Associated Press

The cyber paradox: Reliance on new tech can quickly become a weakness, Defense News

Early Kaspersky count shows anti-virus not pervasive in agencies, Nextgov

Public Health

The far-reaching effects of the US opioid crisis, Brookings

Puerto Rico’s Dire Health-Care Crisis, Route Fifty

5 Things To Know When Shopping For Health Insurance This Year, NPR

A Bold Step to Control Prescription Drug Prices, Route Fifty

Taking stock of insurer financial performance in the individual health insurance market through 2017, Brookings

One step at a time: Simple nudges can increase lifestyle physical activity, The Conversation

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Red Cross Warns of ‘Dehumanizing’ Rhetoric in ISIS Fight, The New York Times

OECD: Examine Local Hunger Crisis in Colombia, Human Rights Watch

China Refuses to Admit It Has a Rape Problem. I Would Know., Foreign Policy

A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis, The New York Times

Algeria: Surge in Deportations of Migrants, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Benefits Spared the Budget Ax, Government Executive

House Vote Takes Federal Retirement Cuts Off the Table For Now, Government Executive

Federal Employee Halloween Costumes—They’re a Thing, Government Executive

A Whistleblower’s Case Against Pentagon IG Stalls in Interagency Stalemate, Government Executive

Trump’s Plan to Ban Transgender Military Personnel Hits a Roadblock, Government Executive

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