News You Can Use: 04/17/17

National Security

What you need to know about the ‘mother of all bombs’, Defense News

United States Drops ‘Mother of All Bombs’ On ISIS in Afghanistan, Foreign Policy

CIA director rips Assange, defends foreign surveillance, FCW

Senior Pentagon Official Casts Doubt on Tomahawk Missile’s Future, National Defense

The President Is Preventing the Foreign-Policy Debate America Needs To Have, Defense One

Report: Trump looking to build up national deportation force, The Hill

Trump’s deputy defense secretary pick hasn’t worked in the Pentagon. Is that a problem?, Defense News

The Marines United scandal should be seen as a national security issue, Foreign Policy

Trump: I’m giving the military ‘total authorization’, Military Times

A viable military option: Countering North Korea’s weapons program, Defense News

U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Highlights National Security Missions, Budget Concerns, gCaptain


Mismanagement Could Scuttle Trump Cyber, IT Modernization Plans, Nextgov

AI Adds a New Layer to Cyber Risk, Harvard Business Review

FDA threatens action against medical device-maker over poor cybersecurity, The Hill

New Cyber Rules to Safeguard Supply Chain, National Defense

AMC conducts new cyber assessment, Belleville News-Democrat

Public Health

Ten years in public health 2007-2017, World Health Organization

What Doesn’t Kill You Can Maim: Unexpected Injuries From Opioids, NPR

In remote Idaho, a tiny facility lights the way for stressed rural hospitals, Stat

Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA, NPR

No Drug Epidemic Among SEALs, Command Says,

Education At Home & Abroad

How girls’ education intersects with violent extremism, Brookings

Government Watchdog Investigating Discrimination In Student Loan Servicing, The Washington Post

Special education services by branch, Stars and Stripes

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

North Korea: Kim Il-Sung’s Birthday No Celebration for Women, Human Rights Watch

South Sudan: New Spate of Ethnic Killings, Human Rights Watch

Gay men in Chechnya are being tortured and killed. More will suffer if we don’t act, The Guardian

Treasury sanctions Iran prison leaders for human rights abuses, The Hill

Civilian Casualties Are Up and Congress Is AWOL, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Will Social Security Last?, Government Executive

How Boosted US Defense Funds Could Support Military Rape Survivors, Human Rights Watch

Some Agencies Are Extending the Hiring Freeze Trump Just Ended, Government Executive

It’s uncertain who will be on the DoD chopping block with new government reforms, Federal News Radio

Pentagon Misses the Target When It Comes to Its Workforce, Government Executive

Female Marines Join Fight Against Culture Of Sexism, NPR


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