News You Can Use: 02/20/17

National Security

Terror attacks? There’s an app for that, C4ISR Net

Heavy Icebreakers: A National Security Imperative, The Maritime Executive

Homeland Security Watchdog Takes on Issues Surrounding Trump’s Wall, Government Executive

The Power of Persuasion in Countering Terror, The Cipher Brief

Take Off the Pentagon’s Gloves in the ISIS War? Not So Fast., Defense One

CIA director: Agency isn’t hiding intelligence from Trump, Military Times

What will become of the National Security Council that Flynn was building?, The Washington Post

So, American Mass Shooters and Islamic Terrorists Do Have Something in Common, Defense One

Robert Harward turns down national security adviser’s job, Defense News


The Rules of the Brave New Cyberworld, Foreign Policy

Current national defense models don’t work in cyberspace, Fifth Domain Cyber

What Former NSA Chief Keith Alexander Thinks of Trump’s Cyber Stance, Nextgov

JIE: What’s in a name?, C4ISR Net

Russian-speaking code writers fuel ransomware ‘business,’ says report, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

Bill Gates ‘hopeful’ for global pandemic response plan, BBC News

Shorter Enrollment Period For Obamacare Proposed By Administration, NPR

Re-balancing medical and social spending to promote health: Increasing state flexibility to improve health through housing, Brookings

Autism detectable in brain long before symptoms appear, BBC News

DoD’s Next-Gen Electronic Health Records System Is Now Live At One Site, Nextgov

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Resetting the refugee response, Brookings

Girls’ Rights Hang in the Balance in Bangladesh, Human Rights Watch

Deputy CIA director could face court deposition over post-9/11 role in torture, The Guardian

Syrian Arab Republic: 2017 UN Inter-Agency Humanitarian Operations (as of 15 February 2017), ReliefWeb

Gambia Rejoins ICC, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Protecting Federal Employees’ Pay, Hope for Paid Parental Leave and More, Government Executive

Hiring freeze exacerbates High Risk issue, GAO says, Federal Times

Planning for a Delayed Retirement, Government Executive

DoD reviewing relocation rules; family advocates raise concerns over system’s flexibility, Military Times

A Guide for Breaking Free From Trump’s ‘Muzzle’ on Federal Employees, Government Executive

Civilians and the Military Under Trump, The Cipher Brief

Special Report: The Federal Hiring Freeze, Government Executive

State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson, CBS News


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