News You Can Use: 01/18/17

National Security

Orlando shooter’s wife charged with aiding ISIS, The Hill

Homeland Security Pick Kelly Splits With Trump Over Immigration, Torture, NPR

Rice favors ‘mean but lean’ National Security Council, The Washington Post

‘Patriots Day’ Shines a Spotlight on Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement Radio Woes, Government Executive

Trump Benched Mattis Before His House Hearing. What Happened?, Defense News

Never Trump’ national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted, The Washington Post

Here Is What It Is Like To Work In The National Security Industry, Forbes

Why Trump needs the United Nations, Brookings

Bob Work Confirms He’s Staying, at Least for the Short Term, Defense News

Trump Likely to Pick Asia-Based Financier for Navy Secretary, Foreign Policy

John McCain Has a Big-League Defense Buildup, Too. New White-Paper Released., Defense News

Monica Crowley won’t take Trump administration job amid plagiarism scandal, Washington Examiner

The Trump administration contemplates its North Korea strategy—Following Obama’s lead?, Brookings

Cybersecurity

Obama’s Cyber Legacy: He Did (Almost) Everything Right And It Still Turned Out Wrong, Nextgov

How America Can Beat Russia In Cyber War, Despite Trump, Wired

Why Cybersecurity Should Be The Biggest Concern Of 2017, Forbes

Agencies Miss – But Come Close To – Cyber Deadlines, Nextgov

The war for cybersecurity talent hits the Hill, CIO

Israel Shakes Up Its Cyber Security Amid an Evolving Threat, In Homeland Security

Public Health

Repeal and replace vs. the public’s health, The Hill

Obamacare repeal: Trump pledges ‘health insurance for all’, BBC News

Amazon to accept food stamps for online grocery purchases, The Hill

The United States Scores a “D” in Reproductive Health, Elle

Flesh-Eating Worms Reach Florida’s Mainland, Route Fifty

Obama health chief ‘encouraged’ by Trump drug comments, The Hill

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq: ISIS Bombings Are Crimes Against Humanity, Human Rights Watch

Ambassador: UAE humanitarian aid to Afghanistan to continue, ReliefWeb

Cuban Migrants on Deadly Journey to U.S. Wrongfooted by Obama, Foreign Policy

Still Out of School in South Africa, Human Rights Watch

Change of pace: Accelerations and advances during the Millennium Development Goal era, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

OPM’s Guidance on Firing Bad Employees Will Remind You That It’s Complicated, Government Executive

Law Enforcement and the Crisis of Public Confidence, Government Executive

VA by the numbers: Has the department made progress?, Military Times

GAO Marshalls Its Data to Warn Leaders of Fiscal Crisis, Government Executive

House GOP Warns Agencies Against Accelerated Hiring in Anticipation of Trump’s Freeze, Government Executive

The Fed and fiscal policy, Brookings

How the Trump Administration Could Advance Customer Service, Government Executive


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