News You Can Use: 09/22/17

National Security  

A Presidential Misunderstanding of Deterrence, The Atlantic

At U.N., Trump Threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea, Foreign Policy

Symantec CEO: get commercial software off national security systems, Nextgov

As space threats proliferate, intelligence integration will be critical, Defense News

5 things that have changed about FEMA since Katrina – and 5 that haven’t, The Conversation

National Guard’s smart radios create networks in disaster zones, Nextgov

Mattis: Budget uncertainty leads to questions of whether America ‘has the ability to survive’, Defense News

The Worst 1st Year of Foreign Policy Ever, Foreign Policy

IT modernization bill clears Senate as part of Defense Authorization Bill, Nextgov

Critics Fear Trump’s Attacks on Iran Could Backfire, The New York Times

Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us into War with Iran, Defense One


Can Washington protect America’s electoral process from the next cyberattack?, Brookings

German officials see no sign of election hacking … yet, Fifth Domain

Meet the 17-year-old who hacked the U.S. Air Force, Nextgov

Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year, Fifth Domain

FedEx profit falls 17 percent, hurt by TNT cyberattack, Associated Press

Insights into Iranian Cyber Espionage: APT33 Targets Aerospace and Energy Sectors and has Ties to Destructive Malware, Fire Eye

Public Health

41 States To Investigate Pharmaceutical Companies Over Opioids, NPR

Using Data to Reduce Stigma and Discrimination Around Mental Illness, Route Fifty

New health-care plan stumbles under opposition from governors, The Washington Post

State AGs Urge Insurers to Incentivize Non-Opioid Treatments, Route Fifty

Education At Home & Abroad

Views among college students regarding the First Amendment: Results from a new survey, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Witness to Carnage in Burma’s Rakhine State, Human Rights Watch

The humanitarian crisis facing the Rohingya in Myanmar, Brookings

Myanmar Follows Global Pattern in How Ethnic Cleansing Begins, The New York Times

Stop inhumane navy ‘push-backs’, Bangkok Post

Hurricanes hit the poor the hardest, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

Hiring flexibilities may not be enough to compete for critical talent,

Some Agencies Say Reform Plans Won’t Focus on Job Cuts, Layoffs Unlikely, Government Executive

Governing Board Approves 20 Percent Increase to TSP Budget, Government Executive

State of the Unions, Government Executive

Email to All Federal Employees regarding Flu Season, Chief Human Capital Officers Council

6 Reasons to Be Excited About Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign, Government Executive

Want to Improve Government Customer Experience? Focus On Employee Morale, Government Executive


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