News You Can Use: 10/20/17

National Security  

Let’s Walk This Through: If North Korea Launches An ICBM, Then…, Defense One

Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat, Military Times

Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S., Reuters

No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat, Foreign Policy

America Has Become Dispensable in Iraq, The Atlantic

‘The Apprentice’ For Border Walls, Government Executive

DHS wants to stop the next anthrax outbreak with open data, Nextgov

Congress, FBI Already Investigating Potential Abuse of Federal Funds in Puerto Rico’s Disaster Response, Government Executive

To protect civilians and troops, drone detection tech ‘hijacks’ enemy UAVs, C4ISR Net

Man found guilty of planting bombs that injured 30 people in New York City, The Guardian


Are careless insiders the biggest federal cyber threat?, Nextgov

DHS issues mandate for agencies to beef up their email, web security, Federal Times

OIG: Energy Department’s cybersecurity needs improvement, Fifth Domain

Cyber researchers reveal serious Wi-Fi security flaw, Politico

Protect your privacy: A hacker’s guide to being cyber-safe, Fifth Domain

5 ways agencies can promote cyber hygiene from within, Fifth Domain

Jim Mattis says Senate bill hamstrings US cyber action, Washington Examiner

BAE Systems blames North Korea’s Lazarus hackers for cyberattack on Taiwanese bank, South China Morning Post

Senator: Why won’t DOJ answer my emails on cyber?, Fifth Domain

Hackers stole information on Windows vulnerabilities from Microsoft in 2013, Nextgov

‘Safe Cities Index’ highlights paradox of tech advancement, cyber vulnerability, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Administration Sends Mixed Signals On State Health Insurance Waivers, NPR

Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Private Care for Vets Sparks Fight Over VA’s Future, Government Executive

Federal union slams VA health reforms as dangerous for vets, Army Times

Majority Of Northern California Wildfire Victims Were 65 Or Older, NPR

Education At Home & Abroad

Gates Foundation to Shift Education Focus, U.S. News

Hackers are targeting schools, U.S. Department of Education warns, CNN

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Risk of Sexual Violence Around Kenya’s Repeat Election, Human Rights Watch

How US Special Operators Helped Take Down Joseph Kony’s Army With Tailored Messages, Defense One

Indonesia: US Documents Released on 1965-66 Massacres, Human Rights Watch

U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

Report: White House Officials Backed 2019 Pay Freeze, $300 Billion in Cuts to Employee Compensation, Government Executive

Women Still Underrepresented in the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs, Government Executive

Small Agency’s Employees Say They Felt Pressured to Report Improved Job Satisfaction, Government Executive

Military Women, Too, Should Serve Unmolested, The New York Times

4 takeaways from the 2017 federal employee viewpoint survey results,

Lawmakers Urge Reversal of Defense Per Diem Cuts, Senate Debates Budget Resolution and More, Government Executive

CIA Watchdog Nominee Denies Charges of Whistleblower Retaliation, Government Executive

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