News You Can Use: 02/17/17

National Security

How to hunt a lone wolf: Countering terrorists who act on their own, Brookings

Who Can Right Flynn’s Dysfunctional National Security Council?, Foreign Policy

Countering Extremism: A Problem for Civil Society, The Cipher Brief

Report: Intelligence officials withhold information from Trump, The Hill

White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies, The New York Times

Kellogg replaces Flynn as Trump seeks national security successor, Politico

Within Trump’s National Security Council, Flynn’s exit may be the first of many, Military Times

The US and Iran Are Not Yet on a Course to War, Defense One

Trump’s Muted Tone on North Korea Gives Hope for Nuclear Talks, The New York Times

Trump Is a One-Man Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Foreign Policy

Democrat opposed to Trump’s wall OK with ‘strategic fencing’, Washington Examiner

Trump just getting started with immigration raids, Politico


Hack the Pentagon II finds vulnerability in secure DoD systems, Fifth Domain Cyber

Why NIST’s Framework Avoids a One-Sized-Fits-All Approach to Cybersecurity, Nextgov

7 deadliest cyberattack techniques for 2017, Fifth Domain Cyber

Cybersecurity: Queen opens centre to protect against attacks, BBC News

Public Health

On Paul Ryan’s suggestion of ‘collapsing’ Obamacare, Brookings

Watchdog: Better Data Needed to Fight Medicaid Fraud, Nextgov

ACA Repeal Could Mean Return to ‘High-Risk Pools’, Route Fifty

Some military families say doctors dropping out of new Tricare networks, Military Times

Veterans making solo treks across country for PTSD awareness, Stars and Stripes

Ebola ‘super-spreaders’ cause most cases, BBC News

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Are Refugees Dangerous?, Route Fifty

Amnesty International USA: Immigration Raids Raise Human Rights Concerns, Amnesty International

Atrocities prompt mass exodus in Central Equatoria, Al Jazeera

Amnesty International reports elaborate phishing campaign against journalists, activists, The Hill

The United States Used Depleted Uranium in Syria, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Do Performance Incentives Make People Greedy?, Government Executive

A Pattern Of Malfeasance: The Department Of Defense’s Treatment Of Special Needs Military Kids, The Huffington Post

Civil Service Reform is Coming: What Should It Be?,

Lawmakers Attempt to Add Veterans to Growing List of Hiring Freeze Exemptions, Government Executive

Who Is Most Likely to Leave Government During the First Year of a New Administration?, Government Executive

Nearly 75 percent of political DoD jobs are empty, but does it matter?, Defense News

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