News You Can Use: 08/24/16

National Security

The ISIS war has a new commander — and ISIS may be the least of his worries, Military Times

Poll: 42 percent of Americans say they are less safe from terrorism than before 9/11, The Washington Post

Order From Chaos: In support of nuclear no first use, Brookings

Watermelons and National Security: Protecting U.S. Foreign Intelligence Collection from
Unnecessary Disclosure
, Lawfare

Pentagon warns Syria not to fly over U.S. and partner forces, Military Times

An Important Emergency Response Scenario for Every State and Local Government, Route Fifty

Wildfire Evacuation: Interagency Cooperation, Planning Are Critical, Homeland Security Today

Colorado Springs aerial firefighters kept on the fly with blazes in several states, The Gazette

Why Americans now expect their presidents to turn up after natural disasters, The Washington Post


The Blurring Line Between Cyber and Physical Threats, The Cipher Brief

VA’s Latest Benefit: On-Demand Cyber Training, Nextgov

DoD unveils new IT ‘way forward’, C4ISR Net

Turns Out You Can’t Trust Russian Hackers Anymore, Foreign Policy

Why the Internet of Things Needs Different Encryption, Nextgov

Public Health

VA employees pitch ideas for improving health services in “Shark Tank” style scrum, Military Times

How One Arizona County Is Making Sense of Heat-Related Illness, Route Fifty

As globe-threatening yellow fever epidemic explodes in Congo, people ask ‘where is
the vaccine?’
, The Washington Post

Health official warns Zika could spread across U.S. Gulf, Reuters

A Day in the New Life of an Injured, Marijuana-Smoking Army Veteran, Time

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Torit: Humanitarian Agencies Undertaking Rapid Multi-Sectoral Interagency Assessment, Gurtong

“Such a Brutal Crackdown”: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests, Human Rights Watch

One Photo of a Syrian Child Caught the World’s Attention. These 7 Went Unnoticed., The New York Times

Smithsonian, other agencies protect artifacts in Iraq, Syria, The Washington Post

Government & Military Personnel

Are You Putting Your Agency’s Reputation on the Line?, Government Executive

Tricare Urgent Care Benefit May Expand to Active Duty,

Army physical (un)fitness: A system that promotes injury and poor nutrition, Army Times

Veterans and military personnel issues set to become a major focus in the presidential campaign, Military Times

Tricare Now Covering Transgender Treatment Options,

Agencies Can Indefinitely Suspend Indicted Feds, Board Rules, Government Executive

Fort Carson event will focus on civilian job opportunities for veterans, outgoing military, The Gazette

A Vacation Reentry Survival Guide: Return to Your Life Filled With New Energy, Government Executive

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