News You Can Use: 10/24/17

National Security  

US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert, Defense One

The Contradiction at the Core of Trump’s North Korea Strategy, The Atlantic

Armageddon by Accident, Foreign Policy

For some veterans John Kelly’s remarks add to a worrying military-civilian divide, The Washington Post

TSA’s agile modernization plan is clunky, overbudget and behind schedule, Military Times

This Technology Could Help Solve IED Detection — And Airport Security Too, Defense One

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan, The New York Times

Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran, The Associated Press

The Bloody End of the Islamic State’s Utopian Dream, The Atlantic

HUD Offers an Update on $7.4 Billion in Disaster Grant Funding, Route Fifty

Secretary Tillerson’s effort to reorganize the State Department, Brookings

Could Privatization of Police Help Prevent Mass Armed Atrocities?, The New American

California Wildfires Threaten Wine Industry, Route Fifty


The Equifax data breach is the national wake-up moment we expected, Brookings

DoD says it shouldn’t protect homeland from cyberthreats; McCain disagrees, Defense News

The difference between cybersecurity and cybercrime, and why it matters, Fifth Domain

Congress makes budget progress, gets snubbed by cyber czar and preps for fake news fights, Nextgov

GAO denies Northrup Grumman protest $1 billion DHS cybersecurity contract fight, Nextgov

DoD still doesn’t have cyber deterrence, redline policies, but says they’re working on it, Defense News

Report: 1 in 4 emails that appear to be dot-gov addresses are phishing attempts, Nextgov

Public Health

5 Things You Should Do to Prepare for Health Benefits Open Season, Government Executive

From opioids to HIV — a public health threat in Trump country, Politico

China Shuts Down Tens Of Thousands Of Factories In Unprecedented Pollution Crackdown, NPR

Colorado Ski Towns Look to Fund Mental Health Services by Taxing Pot, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Greece: Asylum Seekers in Abysmal Conditions on Islands, Human Rights Watch

The 51%: Driving growth through women’s economic participation, Brookings

Africa Human Rights Day ‘is a special day for Africans’ – Mahamat, Journal du Cameroun

Indonesia’s Religious Minorities Denied Adoption Rights, Human Rights Watch

How Likely Is Resilient Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico?, Route Fifty

Government & Military Personnel

Leaked Compensation Proposals Could Have ‘Huge’ Repercussions for Civil Service, Government Executive

Federal Agencies Deal With Sexual Misconduct Inconsistently, Government Executive

Is the Intel Community’s Whistleblower Outreach Being Shut Down?, Government Executive

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

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