News You Can Use: 10/02/18

National Security

U.S. to Close Consulate in Iraq, Citing Threats From Iran, The Wall Street Journal

State Department: Don’t forget about threat of nuclear terrorism, Washington Examiner

Border Agency Didn’t Secure Drone Surveillance Video, Photos for 2 Years, Nextgov

China Has a ‘Space Force.’ What Are Its Lessons for the Pentagon?, Defense One

Is ISIS buying valuable military equipment in Western Europe?, C4ISR Net

‘No Way’ North Korea Will Denuclearize Without U.S. Concessions, The New York Times

North Korea foreign minister: Peace possible, but only if US ends hostility, The Associated Press

Trump eyeing Arab ‘boots on the ground’ to counter Iran in Syria, Washington Examiner

The nation needs the Guard in space, Air Force Times

Pentagon to Start FY 2019 with Defense Spending Bill Signed Into Law, USNI News

Russia: No proof that Iran backs terrorism, Washington Examiner

California extends Trump’s border mission by 6 months, The Associated Press

“A Never-Ending Commitment”: The High Cost of Preserving Vulnerable Beaches, ProPublica


After North Korean summit, cyberattacks continued, Fifth Domain

Why the government will publicly name the hackers who attack the US, Fifth Domain

Happy new (fiscal) year! Feds want more electronic warfare and cybersecurity tools, Fifth Domain

DEF CON founder says there’s a ‘civil war’ at voting vendors over securityail, CyberScoop

FBI Director Implores Corporate Boards to Join Cyber Fight, Nextgov

How the US cyber force is maturing, Fifth Domain

It’s a new era for cyber operations, but questions remain, Fifth Domain

The Facebook Security Meltdown Exposed Way More Sites Than Facebook, Wired

In Cyberspace, Governments Don’t Know How to Count, Defense One

Public Health

Buyer Beware: New Cheaper Insurance Policies May Have Big Coverage Gaps, NPR

Rural Hospital Closures Happen Disproportionately in This Region, Route Fifty

Wider Use Of Osteoporosis Drug Could Prevent Bone Fractures In More Elderly Women, NPR

Foodborne disease outbreaks: an ongoing public health problem, AAP News & Journals

After the Storm Come the Mosquitoes, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Want Better Peacekeeping Ops? Add Women, Defense One

A Day to Reaffirm that Older People Have Rights, Human Rights Watch

Silence About White Supremacy in US Surveillance Rhetoric Matters, Human Rights Watch

The Dark Logic Behind Armies That Rape, War is Boring

Why Australia is quickly developing a technology-based human rights problem, TechRepublic

Government & Military Personnel

Trump Signs Spending Bill to Stave Off Shutdown Until December, Government Executive

Can DoD fix the painfully long wait for reviews of bad-paper discharges?, Military Times

The US Military Must Lighten Warfighters’ Loads, Defense One

By the Numbers: Federal Agencies Face Uneven Struggle Hiring Young Tech Talent, Nextgov

Social Security agency needs to empower IT leadership more, Federal Times

How Agencies Can Make the Most of Their Data, Government Executive

How voter turnout could affect the 2018 midterm elections, Brookings

TSP Stagnates in September, Government Executive

Justice Department Seeks to Fast-Track Its Appeal of Decision Striking Down Workforce EOs, Government Executive

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