News You Can Use: 05/01/17

National Security

Terrorists Are Not Snowflakes, Foreign Policy

America’s Security Clearance System Is Broken, Former Spy Chief Clapper Says, Defense One

Transcript: NPR Interviews Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson, NPR

State Department Wants to Clear Nikki Haley’s Remarks Before She Speaks, The New York Times

A Chilling Threat of Political Violence in Portland, The Atlantic

Rebranding Countering Violent Extremism Programs: A Sharper Focus or Missing the Point?, The Cipher Brief

There’s Something New In The Trump-McCain Relationship These Days, Buzzfeed

Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba., The National Interest

Exclusive: Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy, Reuters

There Is a Peaceful Way Out of the North Korea Crisis, Defense One

Pentagon Watchdog Opens Investigation of Foreign Payments to Flynn, Foreign Policy

Normalizing Illegal Action May Be the Only Lasting Effect of Trump’s Syria Strike, Defense One

United States Citizens Detained in Iran, U.S. Department of State


McCaul: Expect A Major IT Modernization Push After Cyber Executive Order, Nextgov

House cyber chairman wants to bolster workforce, The Hill

Anti-Virus Still Has An Important Role to Play In Cybersecurity, Forbes

Cyber Squadron Initiative expands training for airmen, C4ISR Net

Cybersecurity: is the office coffee machine watching you?, The Guardian

Public Health

US: Policy Failures Drive Preventable Overdose Deaths, Human Rights Watch

US yellow fever vaccine supply will run out this summer, CDC says, CNN

High-risk pregnancy? Tricare doesn’t want you seeking civilian medical care in some overseas areas, Military Times

Female doctors earn less than men, even within the same specialty, Stat

New amendment to GOP health bill effectively allows full elimination of community rating, exposing sick to higher premiums, Brookings

Education At Home & Abroad

Trump’s executive order on education won’t do much, Los Angeles Times

USDA to ease school meal standards, The Hill

Army civil affairs soldiers use education to curb Boko Haram’s influence in Cameroon, Army Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Human Rights Take Back Seat in Trump’s First 100 Days, Human Rights Watch

Don’t let North Korea’s nukes overshadow human rights abuses, The Hill

How was Saudi Arabia Voted onto a UN Women’s Panel?, Human Rights Watch

Alabama Bill Would Jeopardize Children in Need of Families, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Courage, Integrity and Accountability at the CIA, Government Executive

Latest GI Bill fight could sideline a host of planned reforms, Military Times

The States Where Work-Related Fatality Rates Are the Highest, Route Fifty

Leave Calculations, Government Executive

Government Shutdown

Congress Prevents Government Shutdown From Occurring on Trump’s 100th Day, The New York Times

Congress Approves Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill, Government Executive

Will Democrats Shut Down the Government Over Obamacare?, Government Executive

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