News You Can Use: 11/18/16

National Security

GOP Foreign-Policy Power Brokers in Congress Could Foil Trump, Foreign Policy

Congress could stall Trump’s plans for increased defense spending, Washington Examiner

The U.S. Military: Ready or Not?, The Cipher Brief

Terrorism deaths fall despite widening impact of attacks, global study reveals, The Guardian

The Drone Age, U.S. News

Report: Deal Reached on NDAA Funding, Defense News

76 Experts Urge Donald Trump to Keep Iran Deal, The New York Times

Getting More Bang for Our Buck: Measuring Counterterrorism Assistance to Partner Nations, Defense News

Stabilizing Iraq With and Without the Islamic State, War on the Rocks

TITANPOINTE: The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight, The Intercept

Wynne Mulled For DepSecDef; Trumpers Reject Ayotte, Breaking Defense


Trusted Identities in Cyberspace Are More Important than Ever, The Cipher Brief

The US–China Cybersecurity Disconnect, Modern War Institute

Secret Back Door in Some U.S. Phones Sent Data to China, Analysts Say, The New York Times

NIST unveils Internet of Things cybersecurity guidance, Federal Times

CyberCon 2016

The Army’s cyber ops has a data problem, Federal Times

Using cyber stats to lower network risk, Federal Times

Cyber at the forward edge of the battlefield, Federal Times

Touhill talks cyber risk in public and private sectors, Federal Times

Cyber jointness doesn’t mean common network across services, Federal Times

DoDIN commander describes major undertaking to manage network, Federal Times

Capability to visualize cyber battle space is crucial, Federal Times

Army battles policy hurdles in cyber electromagnetic activities, Federal Times

Marine Corps educates force on cyber hardening, Federal Times

Public Health

Keeping tabs on a potential ACA repeal: Three questions to watch, Brookings

GAO Denies Protest Over Major Tricare Change,

TRICARE Bid Protests Denied, Government Executive

New Study Could Pressure VA to Expand Agent Orange Benefits, ProPublica

Is Zika still a public health emergency?, Fox News

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraqi forces accused of human rights abuses against Islamic State fighters during Mosul offensive, Los Angeles Times

U.S. destroyer Sampson, P-3 Orion aircraft aid in New Zealand earthquake relief efforts, Navy Times

Government & Military Personnel

Pay for Performance Could Be Coming to Federal Agencies, Government Executive

3 health insurance tips for feds during open season, Federal Times

Congress Will Pursue Continuing Resolution to Keep Government Open Through March, Government Executive

Connecticut first in nation to help PTSD vets upgrade ‘bad paper’ discharges, Stars and Stripes

The 40 Toughest Management Jobs in Government, Government Executive

Sailors rallied to overturn the Navy’s unpopular ratings decision. Here’s how the White House responded., Navy Times


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