News You Can Use: 11/16/18

National Security

CIA considered potential truth serum for terror suspects, The Associated Press

Big Bad Data: Achilles’ Heel of Artificial Intelligence, Breaking Defense

National Security Council official frames nation’s biodefense plan for Blue Ribbon Panel members, Homeland Preparedness News

The White House bickering endangers national security, The Washington Post

Price tag of the ‘war on terror’ will top $6 trillion soon, Military Times

US Treasury adds Qods Force, Hezbollah officials to list of global terrorists, FDD’s Long War Journal

Incoming HASC Chair: Scale Back Plans for New Nukes, Defense One

Trump administration greenlights $324M border wall in Arizona, Washington Examiner

Senior Defense Officials Offer Dueling Pricetags for Space Force, Defense One


The Hail Mary Plan to Restart a Hacked US Electric Grid, Wired

Is the Defense Department’s entire vision of cybersecurity wrong?, Fifth Domain

Cyber will be a priority for new Congress. But what does that mean?, Fifth Domain

Bill creating DHS cyber agency heads to the president’s desk, Fifth Domain

To understand autonomous weapons, think about electronic warfare, C4ISR Net

Why grid security starts with cybersecurity awareness, Fifth Domain

New readiness metrics for DoD cyber force, Fifth Domain

Public Health

There’s Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse, NPR

Meditation helps vets with post-traumatic stress disorder, The Associated Press

Marijuana-PTSD study reaches target enrollment of 76 veterans, Stars and Stripes

Medicaid cuts would hurt military families, too, advocates say, Military Times

‘Heavy’ Multitasking May Cramp Your Memory, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Why A ‘War On Children’ In Yemen Could Get Worse, NPR

In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn’t, Foreign Policy

LGBT+ migrants face abuse in Mexican border city: activists, Reuters

A Human Rights Champion Comes to the House, Foreign Policy

US House shelves Yemen vote, but the issue isn’t dead, Defense News

Government & Military Personnel

2 million people hope Congress can compromise on pensions, Brookings

New bill would ease GI Bill transfer rules for vets, military families, like never before, Military Times

Federal Salary Council Revives Fight Over Federal Employee Pay Comparability, Government Executive

Some Young Veteran’s Need More From Government,

Sexual Harassment Continues to Infect Forest Service, Park Service, Government Executive

Federal employee groups file lawsuit against the VA, Federal Times

Military kids face unique back-to-school challenges. Here are some programs that can help., Military Times

OPM Grants Greater Flexibility With Senior Executive Personnel Appraisal Systems, Government Executive

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