News You Can Use: 11/07/17

National Security  

It Took Comfort 39 Days to Get Pierside in Puerto Rico. That’s a National-Security Problem., Defense One

Trump seeks billions of dollars to counter NKorean missiles, The Washington Post

Google’s mass-shooting misinformation problem, Nextgov

These Cities Are Building Downtowns Safe From Vehicle Attacks, City Lab

Homeland Security Advised to Clarify Roles in Immigration Enforcement, Government Executive

DISA wants to make data sharing easier for ally nations to swallow, C4ISR Net

The Air Force says it failed to follow procedures allowing Texas church shooter to obtain firearms, The Washington Post

Improved adaptability key for DoD, Federal Times

FEMA Delivers Mixed Messages on Whether It’s Paid for Any of Now-Terminated Puerto Rico Contract, Government Executive

Russian lawyer: Donald Trump Jr. said Magnitsky Act could be reconsidered if Trump won, Washington Examiner

The White House’s new climate-change report directly conflicts Trump’s stance, Quartz


OPM cybersecurity still lags three years after massive breach, Nextgov

US Army, Navy Cyber Commands Ready Far Ahead of Schedule, Defense One

Trump signs bill offering cyber training for state, local law enforcement, Fifth Domain

Pentagon: We Want You — to Get Us Into The Cloud Much Faster, Defense One

How a commerce department standards agency grew into a cybersecurity powerhouse, Nextgov

Vietnam-backed hackers used Philippine president’s website for attacks: report, The Hill

Public Health

In Texas And Beyond, Mass Shootings Have Roots In Domestic Violence, NPR

For Addicted Doctors, Confidential Treatment That Works, Route Fifty

How To Shop For A Plan In The ACA Marketplace, NPR

Yemen’s Man-Made Cholera Outbreak Is About to Break a Record, Foreign Policy

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Why ‘Fake News’ as Word of the Year is Bad for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Give ISIS Fighters Due Process, Defense One

The nominee to replace John Kelly at Homeland Security shouldn’t get a free pass, The Washington Post

U.N. calls for Saudi-led coalition to re-open aid lifeline to Yemen, Reuters

US urges Myanmar to ensure safe environment for return of Rohingya Muslims, Radio Pakistan

“Traditional Values”: A Potent Weapon Against LGBT Rights, Emerging Europe

Indonesia Ruling Lifts Blasphemy Prosecution Threat to Religious Minorities, Human Rights Watch

UN Security Council: Refer Burma to the ICC, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

OPM Retirement Backlog Balloons Again in October, Government Executive

Veteran employment in October breaks another record, Military Times

OPM Loosens Restrictions on Emergency Leave Transfers, Government Executive

The State Department Spends $500M Annually on Perks for Employees Overseas, Government Executive

Trump Admin Tells Agencies to Strip Contract Provisions Guarding Against Wage Theft, Government Executive

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