News You Can Use: 12/01/17

National Security

Insiders Accused of Stealing Personal Data From Homeland Security, The New York Times

A Key Intelligence Advisory Board Has No Members, Foreign Policy

North Korea Says It Has ‘Completed’ Its Nuclear Program. What Does That Mean?, The Atlantic

America Is Not Going to Denuclearize North Korea, The Atlantic

Mattis: Diplomacy hasn’t failed with North Korea, Military Times

Top Emergency Management Official: Hit the ‘Reset Button’ on Disaster Recovery Roles, Route Fifty

Here’s What Citizens Taught Feds During Disasters, Nextgov

FBI, DHS Warn of Hacker Mercenaries Funded by Nation-States, Nextgov

The Right’s Islamophobia Has Nothing to Do With National Security, The Atlantic

Russia Used Social Media to Weaponize American Free Will. Here’s What to Do About It., Nextgov

Siren will wail in Hawaii test for possible nuclear attack, SF Gate


The Promise and Peril of Trump’s Cyber Strategy, Nextgov

DoD continues to get poor marks for cyber incident response, Fifth Domain

What Cyber Command learned from ISIS operations, Federal Times

Feds Quietly Reveal Chinese State-Backed Hacking Operation, Foreign Policy

Congress prioritizes cyber issues for homeland security funding in 2018, Fifth Domain

Public Health

How The Loss Of U.S. Psychiatric Hospitals Led To A Mental Health Crisis, NPR

VA to offer hyperbaric oxygen treatments for PTSD, despite doubts, Military Times

How Do You Tell Tens of Thousands of Parents Their Children May Lose Health Coverage?, Route Fifty

VA Pledges to Stop Covering Up Its Doctors’ Bad Behavior, Government Executive

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

On the ground in Myanmar: The Rohingya crisis and a clash of values, Brookings

The Politics of Genocide and the Impact on Humanitarian Aid and Peace in Myanmar, PRIO

UK Political Leaders Still Defending the Indefensible in Venezuela, Human Rights Watch

Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Internet Freedom, MilTech

Government & Military Personnel

House Narrowly Passes Bill to Extend Feds’ Probationary Period, Government Executive

5 Year-End Money Saving Tips, Government Executive

Republicans Look to Push Shutdown Deadline Back Two Weeks, Government Executive

More Than 200 U.S. Diplomats, Civil Servants and Servicewomen Say They’ve Been Harassed At Work, Government Executive

Federal Managers Should Learn From Denver’s ‘Peak Performance’ Program, Government Executive

TSP Participants Are Leaving Money on the Table, Fund Changes, and More, Government Executive

Federal Employees Unlikely to Receive Extra Time Off Around Christmas, Government Executive

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