News You Can Use: 10/24/16

National Security

Homeland Security Is ‘Investigating All Potential Causes’ of Internet Disruptions, Time

Government alleges former NSA contractor stole ‘astonishing quantity’ of classified data over 20 years, The Washington Post

US Election, Presidential Transition Will Be ‘OK,’ Intelligence Chief Says, Voice of America

Beyond Grabbing: Gender, Conflict, and the National Security Establishment, Lawfare

Terrorism is top fear for countries worldwide, The Hill

Despite Obama’s pledge to make the government more open, a report shows secret laws still abound, The Washington Post

‘Crusaders’ Member Alerted FBI to Group Accused in Kansas Plot Targeting Somalis, The Associated Press

How to Ensure the Iran Nuclear Deal Survives the Next President, The New York Times

450 National Guard members mobilized for the Middle East, Stars and Stripes

Cybersecurity

Cybercon 2016, Federal Times

Cyberattack that disrupted access to major websites is under investigation, The Washington Post

Cyber threat center growing in its integration role as it enters year 2, Federal News Radio

US, South Korea Pledge Increased Maritime, Cyber Cooperation, Defense News

IG: Cyber Weaknesses Persist in Energy Dept.’s Unclassified Systems, Nextgov

The US Needs One Cyber Defense Agency—Not Three, a Top NSA Official Says, Defense One

Regulators look to strengthen banks’ cyber defenses, Federal Times

Public Health

Top military doctor says trend toward overweight troops is troubling, Military Times

Pharmaceuticals and Public Health, The Journal of the American Medical Association

HHS: Public health efforts need better funding, data sharing, Fierce Healthcare

Why Winter Won’t Kill Zika, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syria blamed for chemical weapons attack in 2015, BBC News

Civilians in Mosul Face ‘Impossible Choice’, Foreign Policy

Violent Kleptocracies: How they’re destroying parts of Africa and how they can be dismantled, Enough

Punished for Daesh’s crimes’: Displaced Iraqis abused by militias and government forces, Amnesty International

UN ‘deeply concerned’ about rising child casualties in Afghanistan, The Hill

Why Just Counting the Dead in Syria Won’t Bring Them Justice, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

8 Myths About Federal Retirement, Government Executive

Veterans’ Issues Nearly Ignored In Previous Presidential Debates, NPR

GSA Wants A Digital Federal Staff Directory, Nextgov

Middle-skilled workers still making up for lost ground on earnings, Brookings

Misuse of Office Resources Could Cost You Your Clearance, Government Executive


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