News You Can Use: 04/19/17

National Security

Secretary John Kelly names DHS’ three biggest challenges, Washington Examiner

US conducts tests for upgraded nuclear bomb, The Hill

Is the STEM shortage a national security issue?, C4ISR Net

The Nuclear Posture Review is underway. Here’s what to look for., Defense News

How Weapons of Mass Destruction Became ‘Red Lines’ for America, The Atlantic

What’s Really at Stake for America in Yemen’s Conflict, Defense One

Pence warns North Korea ‘era of strategic patience is over’, Military Times

Worries deepen about Trump’s military tilt, Politico

Hackers have just dumped a treasure trove of NSA data. Here’s what it means., The Washington Post

McMaster on US-Russia relations: ‘Nowhere to go but up’, The Hill

Sean Spicer won’t say if US sabotaged North Korea’s missile test, Washington Examiner

Is the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization?, Brookings


DHS head: North Korea more of a cyber threat, The Hill

18F For Cybersecurity? Tech Think Tank Wants Congress To Consider It., Nextgov

Army taps reservists with cyber skills to fight ISIS militants, Fifth Domain Cyber

Microsoft Outlines Cyber Geneva Convention Proposal, Nextgov

Report: Homeland Security, intel agencies to spend big on big data, Federal Times

Public Health

Mentally ill accessing less U.S. health care, Reuters

Home-Based Drug Treatment Program Costs Less And Works, NPR

‘They’re just hiding’: Experts say Puerto Rico may be underreporting Zika-affected births, Stat

Mindfulness May Rival Talk Therapy For A Variety Of Mental Health Issues, Forbes

Do members of congress par for 100 percent of their health insurance?, The Washington Post

Education At Home & Abroad

Redefining accountability to treat teachers and leaders like the professionals they are, Brookings

DeVos announces Education Department hires, The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US Senator Pushes Back Against Trump’s Proposed Foreign Aid Cuts, Voice of America

EU Should Step Up and Fund War Crimes Investigations in Syria, Human Rights Watch

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast kills 80 kids, Associated Press

Should L.A. Legal Defense Extend to Immigrant Ex-Convicts?, Route Fifty

‘I will never vote again’: Kashmiri used as ‘human shield’ by Indian army describes journey of humiliation, Dawn

Government & Military Personnel

Veterans with PTSD are suing the Army to have their discharges upgraded, Army Times

Hiring Freeze, Hiring Thaw, Hiring Freeze. What OMB’s April 12 Memo Really Says,

National service narrows military-civilian divide, Air Force Times

Seeking Clarity on Managing Subcontractors, National Defense

Advocacy Groups Warn Against ‘Illegal’ Hiring Practices at Justice, Government Executive

“Selling the Trident”: Navy SEALs describe a culture in crisis, in their own words, CBS


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