News You Can Use: 08/22/16

National Security

How the Islamic State Seized a Chemical Weapons Stockpile, Foreign Policy

Money paid to Iran was ‘leverage’ not ransom, State Department says, The Washington Post

Twitter shut down 235K terror-linked accounts since February, The Hill

More Federal Agencies Reach Out to Louisiana Flood Victims, Government Executive

Fighting fires: Army North supports National Interagency Fire Center, Joint Base San Antonio

Cybersecurity

Commerce’s Cyber Hit List: Third-Party Apps, Phishing, Nextgov

NSA’s use of software flaws to hack foreign targets posed risks to cybersecurity, The Washington Post

FBI Wants Cyber Analytics Systems that Keep Humans in Control, Nextgov

IG Reminds DoD of Access Control Weakness, Nextgov

Public Health

Miami Beach Zika Cases May Prompt Call to Avoid City, The New York Times

Researchers looking for volunteers willing to be infected with Zika virus, CBS News

How Cholera Spread So Quickly Through Haiti, National Geographic

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. welcomes Russian words on Aleppo truce, trucks ‘ready to move’, Reuters

Nigeria Is Freeing Children From Boko Haram, Then Locking Them Up, The New York Times

UN launches independent probe into South Sudan rampage, Associated Press

South Sudan Government Recruited Child Soldiers, UN Says, The New York Times

UN Syria envoy pauses humanitarian task force amid fighting, The Washington Post

Special Report: Enslaved in Libya – One woman’s extraordinary escape from Islamic State, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

How Much Life Insurance Do You Really Need?, Government Executive


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