News You Can Use: 08/18/17

National Security  

FBI and DHS Warned of Growing Threat From White Supremacists Months Ago, Foreign Policy

How US Military Leaders Are Reacting to Charlottesville, Defense One

Domestic hate groups elude feds, Politico

GOP chairman to discuss Charlottesville as domestic terrorism at hearing, The Hill

U.S. judge upholds ship-based interrogation of Benghazi terror suspect seized overseas, The Washington Post

Approaching the North Korea challenge realistically, Brookings

North Korea Says It Will Wait ‘a Little More’ Before Acting on Guam Threat, The New York Times

Why North Korea Walked Back Its Threat on Guam, The Atlantic

US, China military chiefs reach deal to reduce ‘risk of miscalculation’, CNN

State Department Has No Idea What It Costs to Give Security Clearances, Defense One

Obama team was warned in 2014 about Russian interference, Politico

Terrorism in the Philippines and U.S.-Philippine security cooperation, Brookings

NGA wants bleeding-edge tech and talent – and it will open up to get them, Nextgov

McCain defends McMaster against ‘alt-right’ attacks, Defense News

Immigration by the numbers, Brookings


NIST releases updated cyber and privacy guidance draft, Nextgov

Report: New cyber center a step forward for health care sector at risk, Fifth Domain

Will U.S. Cyberwarriors Be Ready for the Next Big Hack?, Real Clear Defense

GAO: keeping NSA and Cybercom together makes hacking tool leaks more likely, Nextgov

DIUx helping Navy SPAWAR with major cybersecurity upgrade, Fifth Domain

China’s new cybersecurity law lacks detail, says Tencent VP, South China Morning Post

More bad news from IRS about taxpayer info security, Nextgov

Public Health

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth, NPR

Cholera in Yemen: What you need to know, ABC

Often Missing From The Current Health Care Debate: Women’s Voices, NPR

Charlottesville, hate crimes are public health issue, experts say, CNN

Deadline Looms for Nation’s Broadband Network for First Responders, Route Fifty

Peanut allergy treatment ‘lasts up to four years’, BBC

Education At Home & Abroad

Trump Signs Major Expansion of Veterans Educational Assistance Into Law, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Remarks on the 2016 International Religious Freedom Annual Report, Department of State

Philippines: Duterte Threatens Human Rights Community, Human Rights Watch

As Rain Keeps Falling, Sierra Leone Scrambles To Find Mudslide Survivors, NPR

Confidential U.N. Report Accuses Saudi Coalition of Killing Hundreds of Yemeni Kids, Foreign Policy

Trump’s Cruel Deportations, The New York Review of Books

Government & Military Personnel

Federal Officials Say Privately They Are ‘Pretty Certain’ Layoffs Are Coming, Government Executive

Defense Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations, Defense One

Trade groups warn companies to prep for government shutdown, Defense News

Trump signed the ‘Forever GI Bill.’ Here are 11 things you should know., Military Times

State Department Relied on Bad Data for Considering Clearance Times, Cost, Government Executive

Peace Corps to Cut 20 Percent of Its Workforce, Government Executive

Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses – Change in eligibility for relocating spouses, Chief Human Capital Officers Council

How the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act of 2017 may drive Civil Service reform,

Two months in, questions still surround Trump’s promised hotline for vets’ complaints, Military Times


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