News You Can Use: 10/13/17

National Security  

Trump to pick Kelly deputy for top Homeland Security post, Nextgov

Federal Agencies Significantly Ramp Up California Wildfire Response, Government Executive

Should Uncle Sam ‘send in the Marines’ after hurricanes?, The Conversation

Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans, Associated Press

12 Keys to Successful National Defense Strategy Planning, Defense One

Lawmakers want answers on ‘unacceptable’ security clearance backlog, Nextgov

How Tech and Data Boosted Florida’s Response to Irma, Route Fifty

Top Defense CEO Blasts Washington Budget Gridlock, Defense One

Iran warns of tough response if Trump scuttles nuclear deal, Associated Press

The storm gathers and America is unready, War on the Rocks

Yes, build the wall, The Washington Post

Suicide drone provides lethal punch for special operations forces, Defense News


A law is expiring that allows ethical hackers to help protect U.S. elections, Nextgov

Here’s what the Pentagon’s persistent cyber training platform might look like, Defense News

The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government, CyberScoop

Deloitte disputes reports that government clients were impacted in data breach, Fifth Domain

Top secret information about Australia’s military hacked,

Public Health

What Does Trump’s Executive Order Mean For Health Care?, NPR

Trump Declared an Opioid ‘National Emergency’ 2 Months Ago, But Where’s the Formal Declaration?, Route Fifty

Officials: West Virginia VA hospital intentionally skewed patient data, Associated Press

Ask The Disease Specialist: Why Is It So Hard To Beat The Plague?, NPR

What A Surgeon General Learned From The Opioid Crisis Could Help Fight Loneliness, Huffington Post

Education At Home & Abroad

Five reasons why “downtown universities” matter for economic growth, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Philippines’ Duterte Backpedals on Abusive ‘Drug War’, Human Rights Watch

Globally Girls Struggle for Rights, Human Rights Watch

DoD relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico as Trump suggests cutting aid, Defense News

Turkey: Renewed Torture in Police Custody, Abductions, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Hundreds of Federal Personnel Aiding in Fighting California Wildfires, Government Executive

Border Patrol Managers Mishandled Whistleblower Calling Out Racism, Government Executive

The Army is deciding which posts will be next to accept women in infantry, armor, artillery, Defense News

Ousted Local Officials Accuse Largest Federal Employee Union of ‘Sloppy Coup’, Government Executive

Army is accepting more low-quality recruits, giving waivers for marijuana to hit targets, USA Today

House Approves Bill to Give Cost-Saving Feds $20,000 Bonuses, Government Executive

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