News You Can Use: 05/03/17

National Security

Nuclear warhead modernization needs funding increase, GAO finds, Defense News

ICE and Border Patrol Still Struggle With Smugglers at Southern Border, Government Executive

Border security upgrade uses sensors to observe border, C4ISR Net

The Pentagon is considering up to 5,000 additional troops for Afghanistan, Military Times

Trump administration needs a bigger and badder Coast Guard, Defense News

McCain on pre-emptive strike on North Korea: ‘We have to consider that option’, Politico

U.S. Antimissile System Goes Live in South Korea, The New York Times

McMaster: U.S. will adhere to Korean missile defense deal ‘until any renegotiation’, Politico

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

U.S. Confirms It Will Pay for Antimissile System, South Korea Says, The New York Times

Was a Fake Syrian Refugee a Real Right-Wing Terrorist?, Daily Beast

H.R. McMaster: US relationship with Russia not better or worse, Washington Examiner

Cybersecurity

National Guard strengthens cyber incident response capabilities, Fifth Domain Cyber

Spending deal boosts funds for DHS office securing cyber infrastructure, The Hill

Unlocking The Power Of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, Nextgov

Changing cyber access on state and local levels, C4ISR Net

Compromise Spending Bill Includes Cyber Goodies, Nextgov

The Government Wants A Thriving Cyber Insurance Market. Here’s How It’s Getting Started, Nextgov

Public Health

Overcoming opioids: When pills are a hospital’s last resort, Stat

GOP rushing to vote on healthcare without analysis of changes, The Hill

Chief Architect of State-level Anti-Abortion Laws Nominated to Top HHS Post, Route Fifty

Jimmy Kimmel makes a very personal case for protecting coverage for preexisting conditions, Stat

Shortage of properly sterilized instruments leads Brooke Army Medical Center to curtail surgeries, Army Times

Education At Home & Abroad

Lessons from the end of free college in England, Brookings

Trump’s rather weird meeting with the 2017 Teachers of the Year, The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

What would US cuts to the UN look like?, Brookings

New Report Assesses the Obama Administration’s Efforts on Mass Atrocity Prevention, The Hague Institute for Global Justice

New Syria war crimes panel to launch soon: UN, The Daily Star

Pentagon puts civilian deaths in strikes on Isis way lower than outside groups, The Guardian

White House defends Trump invitation to Duterte despite human rights criticism, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

Trump: Country Needs ‘a Good Shutdown’ in September, Government Executive

Feds Think Trump Should Play By the Same Rules They Have to Follow, Government Executive

Poll: Feds Feel Disrespected by Trump, Give Him Low Approval Marks, Government Executive

Webinar – Preparing for RIF, ChiefHRO.com

Leadership and Shifting Baseline Syndrome, Government Executive


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