News You Can Use: 04/26/17

National Security

Shutdown showdown centers on border wall, Defense News

How Trump Is Upending the Conventional Wisdom on Illegal Immigration, The Atlantic

Trump and National Security Critics Need to Reconcile, Real Clear Defense

What If It Happened Again? What We Need to Do to Prepare for a Nuclear Event, Government Executive

Trump Urges U.N. to ‘Solve the Problem’ of North Korea’s Weapons Program, The Wall Street Journal

Entire U.S. Senate to go to White House for North Korea briefing, Reuters

No replacement yet for McFarland, Politico

Ohio man and ISIS supporter pleads guilty to soliciting murder of U.S. military members, Military Times

Showdown looms as Trump demands funding for wall on U.S.-Mexico border, The Washington Post

Trump defends border wall: It would stop drugs and ‘very bad’ gang members, Washington Examiner

NYT: Russian hack didn’t immediately raise alarms with FBI, The Hill

N. Korea Detains US Citizen; 3rd American Being Held, Associated Press


Inside The Hunt For Russia’s Hackers, Buzzfeed

White House Cyber Czar To Play Role In Kushner Innovation Office, Nextgov

The Pentagon’s Bug Bounty Program Should Be Expanded to Bases, DOD Official Says, Defense One

Cyber Squadron Initiative expands training for airmen, C4ISR Net

A Cyber Threat Sharing Group For Mariachi Bands? Maybe One Day., Nextgov

Interview: Mike Rounds, chairman of Senate Armed Services cyber subcommittee, Defense News

Public Health

Nurse Licensing Laws Block Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Route Fifty

“Right-to-try” warrants FDA oversight for experimental treatments, Brookings

Warm weather to resurrect Zika fears across the US, Fox

New electronic health records on the way for soldiers, veterans, families, Army Times

President Signs Bill to Extend Veteran’s Choice Health Care Law, DoD News

Education At Home & Abroad

The importance of high quality general education for students in special education, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It, Foreign Policy

U.N. finds torture widespread in Afghanistan, Reuters

Making Africa Great Again: Reducing aid dependency, Brookings

South Sudan Needs UN Help. Will Trump’s Ambassador Lead the Way?, Defense One

Trump declines to call mass killings of Armenians a genocide, The Hill

Government & Military Personnel

Shutdown deadline looms over Congress’ return, Federal Times

Trump Administration Begins Shutdown Preparations, Government Executive

What Happens To Pay And Benefits During A Shutdown?, Government Executive

Former Labor Statistics Chief Warns Trump Against Budget Cuts, Government Executive

Creating an Executive Corps for All of Government, Government Executive

Democratic Congressman Wants to Move More Agencies Out of D.C., Too, Government Executive

Staffing federal agencies: Lessons from 1981-2016, Brookings

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