News You Can Use: 08/17/16

National Security

World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11, U.S. News

Promises unfulfilled: How a State Department plan to stabilize Iraq broke apart, The Washington Post

Disaster declared for Louisiana floods that have killed five, Reuters

Prioritizing US Global Military Commitments, Defense News

For US Politicians, Overcoming the Fear of Terrorism is Easier Done Than Said, Defense One

National Guard Deployed in Milwaukee Amid Unrest Over Fatal Police Shooting, The New York Times

Russia-linked hacker leaks House Democrats’ cell phones, emails, Politico

California wildfire forces 1,000 evacuations and destroys homes, The Guardian


How Grades Motivate Better Cyber Practices at DoD, Nextgov

Hackers claim to auction NSA source code, The Hill

Group claims to hack NSA hackers, Federal Times

This is What Cyber Warfare Between Nations Would Look Like, Newsweek

Mid-Year Cybersecurity Trends Review: What You Need to Know to Mitigate Risk, Nextgov

Public Health

Distance, delays and denial: The VA organ transplant system, Kare 11

Zika virus: Floridians fear ‘Pandora’s box’ of genetically altered mosquitos, The Guardian

Vaccine Shortage Could Spread African Yellow Fever Outbreak Abroad, Charity Warns, The New York Times

Zika and the race to quell outbreaks: My talk with Anthony Fauci, NIH’s top vaccine expert, The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Nigeria Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives, BBC

Bombing of Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen Kills at Least 15, The New York Times

Suspected rebels kill at least 36 in eastern Congo, Reuters

Boko Haram: Some Abducted Chibok Girls Killed in Air Strikes, ABC News

Government & Military Personnel

The Very Best Senior Executives Can Get Bigger Bonuses Next Year, Government Executive

A Blueprint for Improving Government Performance, Government Executive

To military women: Seize new opportunities in ground combat jobs, Military Times

Half of Americans Think Unions Have Too Much Political Influence, Government Executive

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