News You Can Use: 11/30/18

National Security

Something We Can Agree On: Close Some Overseas Bases, Defense One

Report: Trump Draws Red Line Ahead of Shutdown Deadline, Government Executive

The Korean War is Ending — With or Without Denuclearization, Defense One

FBI’s Counterterrorism Investigations Now Run on Amazon, Nextgov

Trade deal or not, the long-range prospects for US-China relations are growing more troubling, Brookings

TSA Is Looking For a Few Good Dogs, Government Executive

White House Seeks Alternatives to Independent Space Force, Defense One

Trump defends staying in Afghanistan after troop deaths, Military Times

Man who had heart attack after Hawaii missile alert files lawsuit, The Associated Press


Russian Hackers Haven’t Stopped Probing the US Power Grid, Wired

Agencies Will Soon Have a Cyber Hygiene Score—And Will Know Where They Rank, Nextgov

Three ways artificial intelligence can improve cybersecurity, Fifth Domain

When South American nations look for cyber help, China looms, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Tips on Picking the Best Health Plan During Open Season, Government Executive

HHS wants to simplify electronic health record requirements, Federal Times

Secretary Pompeo Announces Latest Lifesaving PEPFAR Results, U.S. Department of State

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Families Are Still Being Separated at the Border, Months After “Zero Tolerance” Was Reversed, ProPublica

China’s Mass Detention of Muslims Is a Test for Trump, The Atlantic

Federal Prisons Director Promises Better Treatment of Female Inmates Following Scathing Report, Government Executive

5 Reasons The U.S. Should Issue A Determination On Crimes Committed Against Rohingya, Forbes

Government & Military Personnel

Will feds get an extra day off this holiday?, Federal Times

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

It’s almost December and time to decide: Will you go for the new retirement system?, Military Times

TSP Unveils Plans for Expanding Withdrawal Options, Government Executive

Troops may spend Christmas on US-Mexico border, Military Times

Thousands to See GI Bill Housing Payment Bump,

VA delays Forever GI Bill housing stipend fix. Again., Military Times

Prisoners stole more than $500K from troops through dating app sextortion ring, Military Times

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