News You Can Use: 11/10/17

National Security  

Is South Korea’s Alliance with the United States Worth It?, The New York Times

Trump warns ‘rogue regime’ North Korea of grave danger, Reuters

Trump Ramps Up Shutdown Odds by Reiterating Demands for Wall Funding, Government Executive

Congress’ $700B defense authorization deal adds 20,000 troops, rejects Space Corps, Military Times

The New Normal: The Government Must Do Better With Major Disasters, Government Executive

Disaster-Prone Cities Urge Congress to Expand National Flood Insurance Program, Route Fifty

To counter weaponized drones, US needs joint public-private solutions, C4ISR Net

Paying Off Post-9/11 War Debt Could Cost $8 Trillion: Report, Defense One

Trump’s Nominee for DHS Pledges Hiring Reforms, New Immigration Deportation Priorities, Government Executive

FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman’s cellphone, The Associated Press

Here’s How the US Army Should Arm Itself for New Threats, Defense One

Experts warn against partnering with Russia in counterterrorism fight, Military Times

The Middle East Is Nearing an Explosion, The Atlantic


DHS cyber info sharing focuses on quantity over quality, IG says, Nextgov

DoD is outpacing itself on cyber, Fifth Domain

Slashing Homeland Security’s tech directorate could leave the country vulnerable to cyber threats, Nextgov

Cybersecurity Workforce Capability Indicators — a new NIST Interagency Report, CHIPS

DISA’s new acquisition authority could mean a boost to cyber, C4ISR Net

DHS chief nominee says cyber a top priority, The Associated Press

An edge for non-state actors: AI, Fifth Domain

Former Yahoo CEO says no company or agency immune from hacks, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Feds Are Flocking to the Same Few Health Care Plans Despite Choices, Government Executive

How to speed up drug and vaccine development during a public health crisis, Stat

EPA Approval Of Bacteria To Fight Mosquitoes Caps Long Quest, NPR

VA to run massive survey of high-risk vets, Nextgov

Army to give medical care to vets involved in chemical, biological testing, Army Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. watchdog tells Congo to hold election, clean up human rights, Reuters

Civilians Caught in Middle as South Sudan War Nears 4-year Mark, Voice of America

India: Rape Victims Face Barriers to Justice, Human Rights Watch

UN alleges civilian casualties in Afghanistan airstrike, contradicting US claims, Military Times

Government & Military Personnel

Robert Gates: Ending DACA Will Hurt Immigrant Troops, The New York Times

Defense Bill Compromise Includes a Bigger 2018 Pay Raise for Military Members, Government Executive

Foreign Service Is Being Depleted at a ‘Dizzying Speed,’ Union Says, Government Executive

Are you a good bureaucrat, or a bad bureaucrat?,

TSP Hardship Withdrawal Programs Extended, OPM Waives Pay Cap for Disaster Volunteers and More, Government Executive

The Agency Conducting Your Background Investigations May Change, Government Executive

A Short-Staffed US Air Force Wants Robots to Do More Human Jobs, Defense One

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