News You Can Use: 01/04/17

National Security

No, the U.S. doesn’t need to expand its nuclear weapons program, Brookings

Central Americans continue to surge across U.S. border, new DHS figures show, The Washington Post

DHS/FBI report officially implicates Russian hackers for 2016 election tampering, Federal Times

Climate change is going to be very bad for the global economy, Business Insider

GOP senator calls on Trump to ‘ratchet up pressure’ on North Korea, The Hill

Military weighs expanded use of cyber, space weapons against Islamic State, Stars and Stripes

Inside the economic war against the Islamic State, The Washington Post

Making Old Things New Again: Strategy, the Information Environment, and National Security, The Bridge

Trump Praises Putin For Not Hitting Back After Obama Hacking Sanctions, Nextgov

Five hot issues for the CIA confirmation hearings, The Hill

This NYPD Counterterrorism Detective Has an Unusual Side Job—Bee Wrangler, Route Fifty

Russian government hackers do not appear to have targeted Vermont utility, say people close to investigation, The Washington Post

U.S. general sees Islamic State’s capability waning in east Mosul, Reuters

Don’t Get Mired in Failed States, The National Interest

North Korea’s claim on ICBM test plausible: experts, Reuters

New DARPA radio transmitter could revolutionize battlefield communications, Military Times


Trump’s doubts about cybersecurity alarm experts, Chicago Tribune

The cybersecurity priority for DHS in 2017, Federal Times

Inside Cyber Security Awareness Week, The New Yorker

Trump questions quest for cybersecurity: ‘No computer is safe’, The Washington Post

Engility to support Air Force cybersecurity efforts, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Vaccines, public health and Trump: Good policy prevents outbreaks, The Hill

Health trends not worth keeping in 2017, CBS News

Pence to huddle with House GOP on ObamaCare, The Hill

Pacemakers CAN be hacked: US government issues cybersecurity warning over hackers programming bugs in medical devices, Daily Mail

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

Reporting Behind Enemy Lines in Mosul, Foreign Policy

For Managing Migration, Australia is No Model for Europe, Human Rights Watch

Amnesty International USA Launches Aggressive Guantánamo Closure Campaign In Obama’s Final Days, Amnesty International

Muslims and Christians team up to help homeless, Al Jazeera

2016: The year the world stopped caring about refugees, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

DoD issues new guidance for veterans seeking discharge upgrades, military record corrections, Military Times

Keep Social Security great (again), Brookings

Federal Employee Retirement Funds Finish 2016 Strong, Government Executive

New in 2017: Huge changes ahead for military retirement, Military Times

2017 Pay Tables for Federal Employees Are Out, Government Executive

Civil Service Reform Is Coming; Employees Need to Play a Role, Government Executive

New in 2017: Donald Trump vs. Sequestration, Military Times


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