News You Can Use: 01/11/17

National Security

Inside LAX’s New Anti-Terrorism Intelligence Unit, The Atlantic

DHS Designates Election Systems Critical Infrastructure, Nextgov

North Korea’s missile testing ‘serious threat’ to U.S.: defense secretary, Reuters

NNSA Denies Report Top Nuclear Officials Removed by Trump Team, Defense News

Trump transition team weighs keeping on Obama’s deputy defense secretary, The Washington Post

Intelligence Chief Sets High Expectations For Election Hacking Report, Government Executive

U.S., North Korea trade warnings over potential ICBM test, Military Times

Lax security at Washington Navy Yard persisted years after 2013 shooting, Navy Times

State election systems to get more federal aid for security, Federal Times

To Crush ISIS, Will Trump Send U.S. Troops Into Syria?, Foreign Policy

Five Russians blacklisted for alleged human rights abuses, The Washington Post

Report: US Security Cooperation Knotted in Bureaucracy, Defense News

Foreign Service Veterans Aren’t Alarmed by Trump’s Recall of Envoys, Government Executive

Upcoming Trump Cabinet Confirmations Already Consumed by Chaos, Foreign Policy

Memo to the President: Rebuilding the Nation’s Infrastructure, Government Executive

State Department Terrorist Designations of Ali Damush and Mustafa Mughniyeh, U.S. State Department

Trump could make Obama’s pivot to Asia a reality, The Washington Post

Conway dismisses need for independent hack probe, says Trump may reconsider sanctions on Russia, USA Today

Remaking Vacant Lots to Cut Crime, Route Fifty


New OPM guidance updates IT, cyber job coding, Federal Times

U.S. intelligence director questioned in Senate over responses to cyberattacks, C4ISR Net

Trump administration needs comprehensive cybersecurity approach, says CSIS, Federal Times

Rules complicate the execution of cyberattacks, C4ISR Net

Air Force Wants a ‘Nerd Cyber Swat Team’ at Pentagon, DoD Buzz

Public Health

Veterans try again for popular but expensive Agent Orange bill, Stars and Stripes

Virginia Legislature Plans To Debate If Pornography Is A Public Health Hazard, NPR

A better future for rural communities starts at the schoolhouse, Brookings

Departing HHS Chief Cautions Republicans Seeking Repeal of Obamacare, Government Executive

Researchers Begin To Look At Gun Violence As Public Health Issue, NPR

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

Asylum Seekers Left in the Cold, Human Rights Watch

Saudi Arabia steps up ruthless crackdown against human rights activists, Amnesty International

Can the African Union Save South Sudan from Genocide?, The New York Times

Thousands of Afghan children face acute malnutrition amid ‘unprecedented’ displacement – UN, UN News Centre

Criminal Gangs Run Brazil’s Prisons, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Under Trump, military pay and benefits could see a boost, Military Times

At-Will Employment, Workforce Cuts and Other Bills From Congress’ First Week, Government Executive

Veteran unemployment drops again in 2016, Military Times

Lawmakers Ask Trump to Reconsider Federal Hiring Freeze, Government Executive

6 Possible Civil Service Changes In The 115th Congress,

Oversight Chairman Promises Sweeping Changes to Feds’ Retirement, Job Security, Government Executive

Three things to tackle now before the economy’s next slump, Brookings

The Obama era is over. Here’s how the military rates his legacy, Military Times

Kushner Appointment Would Spark Showdown Over Federal Nepotism Laws, Government Executive

Does ‘Big Government’ Hurt Growth? It’s Not as Simple as That, Government Executive

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