News You Can Use: 10/17/17

National Security  

Kelly: North Korea threat ‘manageable’; hopes diplomacy works, Associated Press

If Trump wants to prevent nuclear war with North Korea a ‘No First Use’ pledge might work better than threats, The Washington Post

The sound in Havana: What Americans heard in Cuba attacks, Federal Times

Appointee Watch: Kelly’s Replacement at DHS Announced, Government Executive

U.S. Officials Back Trump’s Stance on Iran Nuclear Accord, The Wall Street Journal

The Questions Raised By Trump’s Iran Deal Decision, The Atlantic

The Border Wall Prototypes Are Here, Government Executive

South Korea and US begin naval drills amid North Korean threat, Associated Press

National Security Exceptionalism and the Travel Ban Litigation, Lawfare

Ending the Iran deal is an invitation to war, Brookings

Niger Ambush Highlights Growing U.S. Military Involvement in Africa, Foreign Policy

Russia could deploy more missiles in Baltic region: lawmaker, Associated Press


A peek inside Army cyber protection teams, C4ISR Net

The New Era of Government Cybersecurity, Government Executive

DHS nominee would be agency’s first homegrown cyber leader, Nextgov

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More., New York Times

DHS to order agencies implement email, website encryption tools, Nextgov

Where do cyber and EW fit at the theater level?, C4ISR Net

Public Health

New Trump contraception rules not a win-win solution, Brookings

Halt In Subsidies For Health Insurers Expected To Drive Up Costs For Middle Class, NPR

Steps the U.S. government should take right now against the opioid epidemic, The Washington Post

Using technology to aid the opiod crisis’ innocent victims, Nextgov

Tightening the Leash on Fake Service Dogs, Route Fifty

Mixed signals for states on their role in Obamacare reform, Brookings

Puerto Rico investigates post-hurricane disease outbreak, CBS

Education At Home & Abroad

Afghanistan: Girls Struggle for an Education, Human Rights Watch

The Groups Fighting for Girls’ Education in India, The Atlantic

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The Trump Administration Wants Refugees to Fit In or Stay Out, Foreign Policy

Burma: New Satellite Images Confirm Mass Destruction, Human Rights Watch

Puerto Rico’s recovery requires a sustained federal commitment, Brookings

Mexico: Mental Health Bill Undermines Disability Rights, Human Rights Watch

When will things change? Looking for signs of progress on ending rural hunger, Brookings

U.S. to Pull Out of UNESCO, Again, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Federal Retirees to Receive Biggest Cost-of-Living Bump Since 2012, Government Executive

Are You Mentally Prepared for Retirement?, Government Executive

Trump to Cabinet: I’m Cutting Your Budgets, But Expect ‘Lots of Heart’, Government Executive

Federal Employees Happier, More Engaged for Third Year in a Row, Government Executive

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