News You Can Use: 02/09/18

National Security

The Chance of Accidental Nuclear War Is Growing, Defense One

Senate Homeland Leader Proposes Panel to Fix DHS Oversight, Nextgov

The World Doesn’t Need Any More Nuclear Strategies, Foreign Policy

Questions about the Nuclear Posture Review, Brookings

US sanctions terrorists in Pakistan, Washington Examiner

Trump Establishes ‘Vetting Center’ for Homeland Security, Voice of America

DHS’s New Plan for Refugee Screening Looks a Lot Like TSA PreCheck, Defense One

For the military’s sake, stop the budget delays, Brookings

Draft DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Sunni Muslim Immigrants, Foreign Policy

False Tsunami Warnings Sent Over Phones Spook Americans, Voice of America

DHS official: Russians ‘successfully penetrated’ voter registration rolls in several states before 2016 election, Washington Examiner


Feds Take Down A Half-Billion Dollar Cybercrime Forum After 7 Years Online, Wired

‘Fancy Bear’ hackers took aim at US defense contractors, Fifth Domain

Pentagon’s No. 2: Dismissing cyber risks is like ignoring smoking dangers, C4ISR Net

How Long Did the US Government Know about Spectre and Meltdown?, Defense One

Too Busy To Train? The Navy’s Cyber Dilemma, Breaking Defense

Air Force to begin cyber squadron roll out in 2018, Fifth Domain

This platform wants to address cyberthreats at the edge, C4ISR Net

State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau, Nextgov

Does the US Army need a strategy to counter AI?, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Trump Says He Will Focus On Opioid Law Enforcement, Not Treatment, NPR

This drug has been used to treat PTSD symptoms. What happens when it fails a trial?, Stat

Senate Budget Deal Would Give A Boost To Health Programs, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Valentine’s Day: Tainted Jewelry Supply Chains, Human Rights Watch

Why Civilians Are Being Targeted In Syria Airstrikes, NPR

Australia: Prisoners with Disabilities Neglected, Abused, Human Rights Watch

South Korea: Accelerate Rights Reforms, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Brief government shutdown ends as Trump signs spending bill, The Washington Post

Federal Employee Union Preps for Year of Benefits Battles, Government Executive

Trump’s Budget Will Push Performance-Based Pay for Feds, Government Executive

See what changes could be coming to TAP, Military Times

Will Congress cut federal employee benefits to help balance the budget?, Federal Times

Tillerson scales back State Department restructuring plan, Politico

Congress Launches Investigation Into Federal Agencies’ Sexual Misconduct Settlements, Government Executive

Pentagon misconduct complaints increase; fewer found guilty, The Associated Press

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