News You Can Use: 01/16/18

National Security

Hawaii False Alarm Hints at the Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War, The New York Times

It Is Not Time to Bomb North Korea, Foreign Policy

A New American Leader Rises in ISIS, The Atlantic

Nuclear Command Network Would See Comprehensive Upgrade Under Trump Plan, Defense One

Shake-Up at Pentagon Intelligence Agency Sparks Concern, Foreign Policy

Bannon, Lewandowski to Testify in Russia Probe Behind Closed Doors, Bloomberg

DOJ, DHS Report: Three Out of Four Individuals Convicted of International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Offenses were Foreign-Born, Department of Justice

Trump’s Immigration Slurs Make America Less Safe, Bloomberg

Committee Announces Hearing To Examine Extremist Propaganda on Social Media Platforms, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation

Coalition Analysis Warns of Potential Islamic State Resurgence, Foreign Policy

The tough Texas terrain along the US-Mexico border, Brookings


Security in the Golden Age of Cybercrime, Government Executive

Russian military was behind ‘NotPetya’ cyberattack in Ukraine, CIA concludes, The Washington Post

Protecting against known DoD vulnerabilities is posing a challenge, Fifth Domain

Keeping Spectre Secret, The Verge

Russian DNC Hackers Targeting Senate, Cyber Firm Says, Nextgov

Public Health

For CDC, Reducing Flu Spread Takes Priority Over Nuclear Attack Preparedness, NPR

When You Need A Mammogram, Should You Get One In ‘3-D’?, NPR

Kentucky’s Medicaid Waiver Will Do More Than Just Require People to Work, Route Fifty

Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US May Ax Regulations and Allow Kids to Work with Pesticides, Human Rights Watch

Ethiopia Is Falling Apart, Foreign Policy

Human rights undermined in Hong Kong, says Ashdown, The Guardian

Mozambique: No Justice for Abuses Before Ceasefire, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Can I Use My Government Smartphone During a Shutdown?, Nextgov

Survivor benefits: How to choose for your spouse when retiring, Federal Times

New tax law means fighting over unfunded state pension plans is about to get worse, Brookings

Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Override Reported Plan to Freeze Feds’ Pay in 2019, Government Executive

Kevlar for the Mind: Why veterans shouldn’t shy away from political careers, Military Times

Just One in Six Feds Say They’re Excited to Implement Trump’s Agenda, Government Executive

The looming student loan default crisis is worse than we thought, Brookings

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