News You Can Use: 11/03/17

National Security  

Trump’s Policy on Terrorism Suspects Looks Like Obama’s, The Atlantic

Manhattan Terror Attack Kills 8 and Injures 11, The New York Times

What the Attack in New York Revealed About the Islamic State’s Supporters, The Atlantic

Homeland to focus on critical infrastructure protection in November as vulnerabilities mount, Nextgov

South Korea spy agency sees signs of planned new missile test by North, Reuters

Trump’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s National Security Division pledges to cooperate on Russia probe, The Washington Post

Trump Opposes House-Backed Effort to Reform Emergency Disaster Spending, Government Executive

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Questions State-Federal Balance in Disaster Response, Route Fifty

‘Military Options’ Against North Korea Isn’t the Problem—Loose Talk Is, Defense One

FEMA Head Acknowledges Imperfect Federal Response in Puerto Rico, Government Executive

America’s nuclear weapons will cost $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years, Defense News

The Private Air Force Preparing U.S. Pilots for the Next War, Foreign Policy

Navy crews at fault in fatal collisions, investigations find, Defense News


DHS is too slow to share cyber threat info, companies say, Nextgov

GAO says cybersecurity is top concern for 2020 census, Nextov

Social media firms urged to do more to combat ‘start of cyberwarfare’, The Associated Press

Lawmakers back down from pushing NIST into cyber auditing role, Nextgov

Survey: baby boomers worry about cybersecurity but most shrug off their role in it, Nextgov

Public Health

Need Help Picking An ACA Health Plan? Some States Are Reaching Out, NPR

MSF says closing most cholera centers in Yemen as epidemic wanes, Reuters

Searching for Solutions After 14 Overdoses and One Death in a Library, Route Fifty

The Shadow Government Working to Save Obamacare From Collapse, The Atlantic

Flint Residents Confront Long-Term Health Issues After Lead Exposure, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

New FBI Report on US Crime Notable for What’s Missing, Human Rights Watch

The new ways of Nigeria’s human traffickers, Deutsche Welle

A Syrian baby starves in a Damascus suburb. Doctors say more deaths will follow., The Washington Post

Rwanda: Cover-Up Negates Killings, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

DoD Offers Course for Using Blended Retirement System Comparison Calculator, Department of Defense

Is Your Office Secure? Not Necessarily If You Work at These 4 Agencies, Government Executive

State Department Rejoins Presidential Management Fellows Program, Government Executive

A Federal Court Pushes Back on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban, The Atlantic

White House names November as veterans and military families month, Military Times

Drop in Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey Participation Raises Concerns, Government Executive

FBI Employees Cannot Use Whistleblower Retaliation as a Defense, Court Rules, Government Executive

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