News You Can Use: 09/26/17

National Security  

The Invisible Threat, Foreign Policy

Disaster recovery’s essential tool: Data, Brookings

New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries, The New York Times

Trump’s Newest Travel Ban, The Atlantic

IG: Immigration and Border Agency Execs Used Security Details Without Legal Authority, Government Executive

After Snowden—surveillance, protecting privacy, and reforming the NSA, Brookings

10 Months After Election Day, Feds Tell States More About Russian Hacking, NPR

Russians Warn of More Strikes on U.S. Troops in Syria, Foreign Policy

Recent hurricanes have the Coast Guard rethinking social media’s role in rescue and response, Federal News Radio

Caught in the middle: How the North Korean threat is ultimately Seoul’s problem, Brookings

The Trump Administration Must Stop Being Unserious about North Korea, Defense One

Pentagon Tests Lasers and Nets to Combat a Vexing Foe: ISIS Drones, The New York Times


Fix the Inadequate Systems that Protect .gov Networks, Defense One

DHS commercializes two nature-themed cyber products, Nextgov

Russia trying to block another suspected cybercriminal’s extradition to US, Fifth Domain

SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security, Federal Times

‘Cyber Defense Is Very Much About Political Decisions’, Defense One

Report: government agencies compromised in Deloitte breach, Nextgov

Rep. Hurd talks MGT Act, Cyber National Guard and future of federal IT, Federal Times

Public Health

Rural Maternity Wards Are Closing, And Women’s Lives Are On The Line, Huffington Post

Are Medicaid’s Payment Rates So Low They’re Discriminatory?, Route Fifty

GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare, NPR

Can Block Grants Save the Day on Health Reform?, Route Fifty

Education At Home & Abroad

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Rescinds Sexual Assault Protections, Human Rights Campaign

Can education innovations help us leapfrog progress?, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Burma: Landmines Deadly for Fleeing Rohingya, Human Rights Watch

Our responsibility to protect cultural heritage from terrorism and mass atrocities, UNESCO

As Cholera-Wracked Yemen Starves, Saudis Paint Rosy Picture of Their Relief Efforts, Foreign Policy

Syria: Coalition Airstrikes Killed Dozens Near Raqqa, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Lawmaker Questions Oversight of Agencies’ Buyout, Early Retirement Offers, Government Executive

How Ready Are You For Retirement? A Quick Quiz, Government Executive

Agencies Begin White House-Mandated Training for Every Fed on Consequences of Leaks, Government Executive

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