News You Can Use: 10/19/16

National Security

The Apps They Carried: Software, Big Data, and the Fight for Mosul, Defense One

Losing the Peace is Still Losing, War on the Rocks

James Cartwright, Ex-General, Pleads Guilty in Leak Case, The New York Times

Despite failures, North Korea could field missile next year: U.S. expert, Reuters

Battle for Mosul Tests Obama Strategy to Shift Fight’s Burden From U.S., The New York Times

DoD Is Losing the Online Fight to Win Hearts and Minds, Defense News

Feds Charge Three Kansas Men in Domestic Terror Plot, Government Executive

U.S. ships defend themselves from 3rd missile attack off Yemen’s coast, Military Times

‘Band-Aid on a bullet wound’: What America’s new war looks like in Afghanistan’s most violent province, The Washington Post

US convenes world military leaders to discuss ISIS strategy, The Hill

How physical attributes are becoming security tokens, C4ISR Net

Russian air defense raises stakes of U.S. confrontation in Syria, The Washington Post

Panel: Russian Militarization of Arctic Raising Security Concerns, USNI News

U.S. and U.K. Consider New Sanctions on Russia Over Syria, The Wall Street Journal


What’s up with the Army’s Guard and Reserve cyber forces, C4ISR Net

Tech Unit Stretches Federal Pay System to Recruit Cyber Talent, Nextgov

Auditors: Transportation Dept. Needs Better Insight Into AA Cyber Incidents, Nextgov

Nyotron brings cyber defence service to military, government, IHS

Public Health

Well-Child Visits Now Covered under Tricare Policy,

FDA Official: Medical Devices Should be Designed for Hostile Environments, Nextgov

Psychology Suggests That Power Doesn’t Make People Bad— It Just Reveals Their True Natures, Government Executive

Sparring Over Soda Tax, Cities Set Referendums, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Are we closer to ending rural hunger?, Brookings

Bombing of Aleppo Paused to Allow Aid, Russia Says, The Wall Street Journal

U.S. military wraps up Haiti relief mission after huge airlift effort, Navy Times

How did Nigeria secure the 21 Chibok girls’ release from Boko Haram?, BBC News

How a Refugee Resettlement Plan Stirred Controversy in Vermont (Part 1), Route Fifty

Government & Military Personnel

Federal Retirees to Receive a 0.3 Percent Cost-of-Living Bump in 2017, Government Executive

More Women Veterans Living on the Streets, Including in Milwaukee, Wilmaukee Public Radio

The Pressure to Improve Service Is Only Going to Increase, Government Executive

Thank a veteran. Get out and vote, Military Times

The US Military Is Shedding Civilian Jobs. It Has No Idea How Much Money It’s Actually Saving, Defense One

IRS Dropped $12M on an Email System That It Couldn’t Use, Government Executive

A new federal court ruling has huge significance for military reservists, Military Times

Behind closed doors, the U.S. military scrutinizes modern cases of valor for new Medals of Honor, The Washington Post

The Pentagon is just another bloated government agency, The Hill

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