News You Can Use: 01/27/17

National Security

Texas governor threatens to withhold money from ‘sanctuary’ county, The Hill

President Trump Now Owns These 7 National Security Challenges, NPR

Mattis, Pompeo stunned by CIA ‘black sites’ report, Politico

Border Officers: Real Security is More Complicated Than Building a Wall, Defense One

Spicer: Draft order on torture not a White House document, The Hill

Insider Threat Special Report: Whistleblowers, The Cipher Brief

Trump Orders Halt to ‘Catch and Release,’ But There’s a Catch, Government Executive

President Trump Tells ABC News’ David Muir He ‘Absolutely’ Thinks Waterboarding Works, ABC News

Improving Congress’s oversight of the intelligence community, The Hill

Trump Poised to Lift Ban on C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons, The New York Times

Goodbye Susan Rice, Hello National Security Options, The National Interest

Ryan: ‘Lot of different ways’ to bill Mexico for the wall, Washington Examiner

House intel panel moves ahead with Russian hacking probe, The Hill


States call for collaboration with federal government on cybersecurity, FedScoop

How to Secure a Smartphone for the Tweeter-in-Chief, Fifth Domain Cyber

Overnight Cybersecurity: Comey reportedly staying on at FBI | Court blocks DOJ appeal in Microsoft email case, The Hill

Superstar cybersecurity committee proposed by senators, CyberScoop

Navy zeroes in on network cybersecurity, innovation, cloud, C4ISR Net

Hacker: Trump not using enough security on Twitter, The Hill

DARPA developing devices to safely send data over unsecure networks, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Medical Debt Is Top Reason Consumers Hear From Collection Agencies, NPR

Maintaining Good Oral Health In Retirement Can Save Your Life And Your Money, Forbes

Senators move to nix Trump’s ban on funding NGOs that provide abortions, The Hill

How the Response to Zika Failed Millions, The New York Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

UN Report on Syria Aid Convoy Attack Deserves Action, Human Rights Watch

Trump considers using the U.S. military to establish refugee camps in Syria, Military Times

Executive Orders Halting Refugee Resettlement Dangerous to National Security, Human Rights First

US Humanitarian Aid Goes to North Korea Despite Nuclear Tensions, Voice of America

Government & Military Personnel

Job Performance, Not Tenure, Now Top Consideration for Defense Layoffs, Government Executive

OMB Nominee Would Revive Program Ratings, Fix ‘Broken’ Regulation, Government Executive

Pentagon Confirms Trump Hiring Freeze Locks Out Military Civilians, Defense News

Unanswered Hiring Freeze Questions Leave Agencies Taking Different Approaches, Government Executive

Bill would simplify state residency rules for military spouses, Military Times

Several Senior Diplomats Resign as Trump Admin Takes Shape, The New York Times

Special Counsel Issues Reminder That Agencies Cannot Gag Whistleblowers, Government Executive


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