News You Can Use: 11/21/17

National Security  

Senate Democrats introduce bill to block Trump’s refugee ban, The Hill

South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S., Reuters

The Leap into Quantum Technology: A Primer for National Security Professionals, War on the Rocks

Trump To Designate North Korea As A State Sponsor Of Terrorism, NPR

David Shulkin: Fixing VA ‘a matter of national security’, Washington Examiner

Trump Vows Justice (and a Wall) After Border Patrol Agent Was Killed on Duty, Government Executive

Don’t Kill the Nuclear Cruise Missile, Defense One

Trump to Congress: Offset Disaster Relief With Cuts to Agency Spending, Government Executive

Special counsel sends wide-ranging request for documents to Justice Department, ABC

How a 3-year-old decision still haunts OPM’s security clearance efforts, Federal News Radio

Watchdog files ethics complaint against Trump’s DHS pick, The Hill

The National Security Law Podcast: The $15 Million Dollar Man, Lawfare


Bipartisan Harvard project issues election hacking recommendations, The Hill

Homeland Security has a plan to fight zombie devices, Nextgov

University gets NSA/DHS grant to expand cybersecurity training, The Associated Press

US coalition partners work out cyber defense for joint operations, Fifth Domain

A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War, Defense One

North Korea-aligned hackers branching out into mobile phones: report, The Hill

Air Force awards $50M research contract to protect weapons from cyberattacks, The Associated Press

Public Health

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD, NPR

Public Health in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Serving the Greater Good: Public Health & Community Pharmacy Partnerships, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Health Security

Why do so many US women die giving birth?, BBC

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

China: Police ‘Big Data’ Systems Violate Privacy, Target Dissent, Human Rights Watch

How Do Human Rights Protect Children?, Rights Info

The role of civil society in accountability systems: A human rights perspective, Human Rights Watch

Girls in Afghanistan—and Everywhere Else—Need Toilets, Inter Press Service

Incendiary Weapons: New Use Shows Need for Stronger Law, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Trump Signs TSP Modernization Act Into Law, Government Executive

DoD eyes a change to GI Bill transferability, Military Times

Congress orders DoD to study changes to its officer promotion system, Federal News Radio

The US just made it a lot easier to file your sexual-harassment complaint, Quartz

How to reduce the tax on women in national security, The Washington Post

DoD marks successful EHR rollout at initial sites, but long road ahead to full deployment, Federal News Radio

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