News You Can Use: 04/24/18

National Security

Pence Names Keith Kellogg as Top National Security Adviser, Bloomberg

America’s Endangered Nuclear Deterrent: The Case For Funding Two Critical Capabilities, War on the Rocks

Experts Say AI Could Raise the Risks of Nuclear War, Defense One

Why Washington’s New Drone Export Policy Is Good For National Security, War on the Rocks

Russians Want to Hack Your Election? Call Out the National Guard, Bloomberg

Securing Our Communities: Federal Support to High-Risk Urban Areas, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Jim Mattis says he has ‘reasons for optimism’ on North Korea, Washington Examiner

Time to Terminate Escalate to De-escalate – It’s Escalation Control, War on the Rocks

Chinese smartphones cited by intelligence as security risk sold on US bases, Stars and Stripes

Tech Lessons Learned From the Devastation of Hurricane Maria, Route Fifty


DARPA Wants to Merge Human and Computer Cyber Defenders, Defense One

Sounding The Alarm About A New Russian Cyber Threat, NPR

Kremlin: US, Russia aiming ‘cyber’ pistols at each other, Washington Examiner

Naval Academy sees big boost in cybersecurity majors, The Associated Press

State Reauthorization Elevates Cyber Office Tillerson Once Shuttered, Nextgov

Portugal, Australia to join NATO cyber center, Fifth Domain

Chinese cyberspies allegedly targeted Japanese defense firms for North Korea secrets: report, Japan Times

Public Health

How much does the FDA really do to promote public health?, The Hill

Redesigning Maternal Care: OB-GYNs Are Urged to See New Mothers Sooner And More Often, NPR

Trump administration extends opioid public health emergency, The Hill

Defense Electronic Health Records Program Seeks Help Organizing Influx of Data, Nextgov

Afghanistan veteran receives world’s first full penis and scrotum transplant, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

South Korea: Don’t Sideline Rights During Inter-Korean Summit, Human Rights Watch

Sheer Number Of Attacks On Health Facilities In Syria Shocks Researcher, NPR

China: Job Ads Discriminate Against Women, Human Rights Watch

UN High Commissioner Calls on World Bank to ‘Marry’ Rights and Development, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Air Force considering new ways to keep women in service, Federal News Radio

Families of former POWs angry loved ones can’t receive full honors at Arlington, Stars and Stripes

Military kids should not be penalized for seeking behavioral health help, Military Times

Management Chief: Trump Administration Will Renew Push for Performance Pay Fund, Government Executive

Senate Indefinitely Delays Hearing on Trump’s VA Pick Amid Bipartisan Concerns, Government Executive

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