News You Can Use: 04/21/17

National Security

On North Korea, Trump administration talks tough but hopes to avoid war, The Washington Post

ICE immigration arrests spike in first months of Trump presidency: report, The Hill

Tillerson Warns Iran Could End Up Like North Korea, The Wall Street Journal

Risk of ‘Accidental’ Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says, Defense One

DHS Needs Someone To Explain Biometrics To The Public, Nextgov

Two Russian Bombers Fly Near Alaska, and U.S. Scrambles Jets, The New York Times

AG Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities ‘undermine’ fight against transnational gangs, Washington Examiner

Homeland Security chief: Critical lawmakers should change policies or ‘shut up’, The Hill

How A National Lab In Charge Of Nuclear Safety Optimized Its Systems, Nextgov

Former DHS Secretary: US Should ‘Seriously Consider’ Hacking North Korean Weapon Systems, Nextgov

US military considers shooting down North Korea missile tests, sources say, The Guardian


Government Needs ‘Heavy Artillery’ For Cyberspace, DHS Chief Says, Nextgov

The 3 ‘B’s’ of cybersecurity, Fifth Domain Cyber

Arizona man pleads guilty in cyberattack on emergency, government systems, Fifth Domain Cyber

DARPA launches CASE for inherent cyber defence, IHS Jane’s

Army readiness, cyber challenges on agenda for Army PEO-EIS, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Patients with ‘suicide headaches’ just got a new option. Will it matter?, Stat

Italy warns of measles epidemic as vaccine debate rages, Reuters

Nonprofit Working To Block Drug Imports Has Ties To Pharma Lobby, NPR

Pesticide registration at EPA protects public health, Senate must act on measure, The Hill

Education At Home & Abroad

In Afghanistan, girls break cyber walls, Deutsche Welle

As states submit ESSA plans, policymakers must design responsible school rating systems, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The Lost Children of Mosul, Foreign Policy

Thousands Protest Human Rights Crisis in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch

Syria war: Sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun attack, OPCW says, BBC

Human rights group: US strike hit mosque, was ‘likely unlawful’, The Hill

Government & Military Personnel

VA halts changes to caregiver stipends, pending a full program review, Military Times

Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Order Draws Mixed Reviews from Contractors, Government Executive

Special Counsel Goes to Bat for Two Defense Whistleblowers, Government Executive

EPA To Offer Employees Buyouts, Early Retirement This Year, Government Executive

Overseas DoD school lunch prices set to increase this fall, Military Times

Without Reforms, SES May Not Be Ready for 21st Century Government, Government Exercise

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