News You Can Use: 10/03/16

National Security

Reassessing the Threat of Homegrown Violent Extremism in the United States: Overstated or Underestimated?, Small Wars Journal

The Trump National Security Paradox, Lawfare

Rep. Will Hurd: “Encryption is Good for Our National Security”, Nextgov

The National Security State – Joined At The Hip To Terrorism, The Huffington Post

Text-Based Emergency Alerts Could Soon Include More Characters, URLs, Nextgov

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Threatens to End Defense Pact with the U.S., Time

U.S. national security experts warn of threats to military space systems, Space News

Iran builds attack drone similar to captured US model, local media say, The Guardian


Putting the Security into Cybersecurity, The National Interest

CYBERCOM approves network defense plan, C4ISR Net

Bill requires agencies to help small businesses with cybersecurity, Federal Times

Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was silenced by a huge hacker attack. That should terrify you., Los Angeles Times

5 things we learned about the state of cybersecurity from Structure Security 2016, Tech Republic

Web Applications Are The Achilles’ Heel Of Cybersecurity, Forbes

Cybersecurity firm offers $1.5 million for iPhone exploits, Engadget

Public Health

Zika Might Spread in Sweat and Tears, Doctors Warn, NBC News

War Studies Suggest A Concussion Leaves The Brain Vulnerable To PTSD, NPR

Haiti: Cholera figures (August 2016), Relief Web

Preventing Suicide Takes a Public Health Approach, The Huffington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Why Humanitarian Aid Workers Are Under Attack, The National Interest

Threats to U.S. humanitarian aid, The Hill

Human Rights Groups Take U.K. Surveillance Challenge to Top European Court, Fortune

Children in Aleppo trapped in “living nightmare” – UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth, Newswire

China promises cooperation with United Nations on human rights, Reuters

U.N. Fails To Agree On Independent Inquiry Of Human Rights Abuses In Yemen, The Huffington Post

Government & Military Personnel

September Sees Very Small Gains for Federal Retirement Investments, Government Executive

Some Agencies Are Making Headway on Luring Millennials, Government Executive

The VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016: 5 Things Every Federal Employee Should Know, Chief

Vets Are More Civically Engaged Than The Rest of Us, Research Finds, Government Executive

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