News You Can Use: 11/27/18

National Security

US government report says climate change exacerbating disasters, Al Jazeera

Trump Administration Quietly Releases Intact 13-Agency Climate Change Report, Government Executive

The Administration Signed a Contract to Bring on 7,500 Border Personnel. It’s Hired Just 15., Government Executive

Hawaii’s false missile alert leads to new recommendations to prevent mistakes, The Associated Press

The Death of Precision in Warfare?, War on the Rocks

US Air Force Is Redrawing Its Pacific-War Playbook for China, Defense One

As Trump Mulls Firing The Head Of DHS, The Agency’s Second Top Role Is Already Empty, Government Executive

Can Iraq’s new leadership win (and keep) the peace?, Brookings

Biotechnology for the Battlefield: In Need of a Strategy, War on the Rocks

How FEMA Could Help Avoid Another Missile Alert Mishap, Nextgov


After a Ransomware Attack, More Unwelcome News for Local Government Employees, Route Fifty

Why cyberspace demands an always-on approach, Fifth Domain

Trump Creates CISA, Official Federal Cybersecurity Agency, American Security

Why cyber compounds Pentagon purchasing problems, Fifth Domain

CYBERCOM Has a Vendor In Mind For Its Big Data Platform But Is Open to Options, Nextgov

3 lessons the Army is taking from U.S. Cyber Command, Fifth Domain

Australia launches joint cyber centre, Jane’s 360

Public Health

Some Romaine Is OK To Eat, But Beware California, CDC Says, NPR

Rural Opioid Federal Interagency Working Group Releases Rural Resource Guide, U.S. Department of Education

Marijuana Expands Into 3 More States, But Nationwide Legalization Still Unlikely, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

A Peaceful Demonstration Turns Ugly at US Border, Human Rights Watch

‘These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas.’, The Washington Post

Chinese Courts Give Domestic Abusers a Pass, Human Rights Watch

Why Trump Probably Won’t Address China’s Human Rights Violations in His Meeting with Xi Jinping, Pacific Standard

Mexico: Forced Disappearance, an Ongoing Crime, El Universal

Government & Military Personnel

Army commanders can start the separation process for some non-deployable soldiers immediately, Army Times

Connecticut VA Opens Its Doors To ‘Bad Paper’ Veterans, NPR

What is the best way to prepare for a valuable employee’s retirement?, Quartz

This week in Congress: After Thanksgiving break, but before the next shutdown threat, Military Times

OPM to Rebid Identity Theft Protection Contract Affecting Millions of Hack Victims, Government Executive

OPM Can Help Agencies with Performance Evaluation, But OPM is Not the Problem,

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