News You Can Use: 05/15/17

National Security

Is America a Failing State?, Foreign Policy

CIA establishes mission center focused on North Korea, The Hill

Spy Chief Searching for Cuts Across Entire US Intelligence Community, Defense One

ICE-led gang surge nets 1,378 arrests nationwide, Department of Homeland Security

North Korea poses ‘existential’ threat, US intel chief warns, Associated Press

U.S. intelligence chiefs say reviewing use of Kaspersky software, Reuters

Army Reserve major general named deputy national security adviser, Army Times

The White House Declares War on the Specter of Voter Fraud, Government Executive

US Army searches for mid-size cargo UAV, Flight Global

U.S. to Ban Laptops in All Cabins of Flights From Europe, Officials Say, Daily Beast

What to Make of the Tunnel Collapse at a Nuclear Cleanup Site, Government Executive


Trump’s signed cybersecurity EO emphasizes risk management, resilience, Fifth Domain Cyber

Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries Exploiting Stolen N.S.A. Tool, The New York Times

McCain on Trump cyber order: ‘We do not need more reviews’, Washington Examiner

FTC Wants To Help Small Businesses Spot Cyber Scams, Nextgov

Electromagnetics, cyber warfare systems contract awarded to Raytheon, UPI

Senators press Trump for cyber deterrence, response strategy, The Hill

Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace chief talks cyber MOS, Fifth Domain Cyber

HHS’ Cyber Threat Center Comes Out Of Beta Soon, Nextgov

Public Health

Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger, NPR

New study offers hope in targeting focusing, emotional control problems in vets with PTSD, Military Times

Ebola outbreak reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Stat

Brazil announces end to Zika public health emergency, The Guardian

Education At Home & Abroad

Where will your degree take you? Career paths after college, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The Philippines’ ‘Drug War’ Deaths Denial Complex, Human Rights Watch

Making everyone count: A clock to track world poverty in real time, Brookings

Hunger-Striking Political Prisoners Go Unmentioned in Iran’s Elections, Human Rights Watch

Kyrgyzstan: New Domestic Violence Law, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

A Blueprint for SES Reform, Government Executive

New Initiative Aims to Cultivate Next Generation of Federal Executives, Government Executive

A Story of Skyrocketing Premiums, Government Executive

VA Aims to End Veteran Homelessness, Says It’ll Take Years, Voice of America

Lawmakers Blast HHS Gag Order as Harmful to Whistleblowers, Government Executive

Pentagon Financial Office Not Complying with Improper Payments Law, Watchdog Finds, Government Executive

Federal Spending Data Is Due: Is Anyone Making Deadline?, Nextgov

How Unions Hope to Protect Their Members Amid Upcoming Agency Reforms, Government Executive

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