News You Can Use: 09/26/16

National Security

After 15 years of war, America’s military has about had it with ‘nation building’, Military Times

9 States Accept DHS’ Election Security Support, Nextgov

The Final Front in the Afghan War, Foreign Policy

Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon, The Guardian

Can the F.B.I. Do More to Investigate Suspected Extremists?, The New York Times

Security Challenges for the Next Administration, The Cipher Brief

Syria Is Now Everyone’s War, Foreign Policy


Your Biggest Cybersecurity Weakness Is Your Phone, Harvard Business Review

Cybersecurity is threatening America’s military supremacy, Tech Crunch

Federal cyber incidents jump 1,300% in 10 years, The Washington Post

Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative’s ‘mistake’, Reuters

Your Personal Information Was Hacked. Now What?, Nextgov

Air Force sees progress in hardening its weapons against cyber attack, despite no new funding, Federal News Radio

$81m cyber heist highlights gap between attacker and defenders, says Swift, Computer Weekly

Public Health

Self-driving cars promise to be a boon to public health, Healthcare IT News

Are We Reaching The End Of The Trend For Longer, Healthier Lives?, NPR

Police Officers Learn How to Respond to Calls of Distraught Veterans, TWC News

Service dog helps veteran cope with PTSD, The Daily Progress

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Cities and refugees: The German experience, Brookings

Top US officer: Russia bombed Syria humanitarian aid convoy, Houston Chronicle

CRS, InterAction Pledge $1.2 Billion in Humanitarian Support, Philanthropy News Digest

Government & Military Personnel

Military veterans are losing GI Bill benefits because of ITT bankruptcy, Market Watch

Why Rudeness at Work is Contagious and Difficult to Stop, Government Executive

Lawmakers Demand That Heads Roll at National Park Service Over Harassment Scandal, Government Executive

Why the Wells scandal matters so much, Brookings

House Passes Modernizing Government Technology Act, Nextgov

Lawmakers Want More Than ‘Half-Hearted’ Response to Travel Card Use at Casinos, Strip Clubs, Government Executive



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