News You Can Use: 12/12/17

National Security

Trump’s National Security Strategy is Decidedly Non-Trumpian, The Atlantic

Deputy national security adviser to leave White House, The Associated Press

Hundreds more National Guard troops activated to fight California wildfires, Defense News

Houston’s Former Mayor Still Waiting for an ‘Adequate’ Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey, Route Fifty

The Death of the INF Treaty Could Signal a U.S.-Russia Missile Race, The National Interest

Kamikaze UAVs, Drones on Leashes, Information Bombs Top Pentagon’s Counterterror Wishlist, Defense One

The North Korea Debate Sounds Eerily Familiar, The Atlantic

This is how war with North Korea would unfold, The Washington Post

White House National Security Adviser Explains Reasoning For Jerusalem Decision, NPR

Trump blasts sanctuary cities in weekly address: ‘They’re no good’, The Hill

Homeland warned of attack 5 days before New York subway bombing, Washington Examiner

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: November 2017, Lawfare

NGA Launches Bold Recruitment Plan to Hire Silicon Valley’s Best, Nextgov

China Is On a Whole-of-Nation Push for AI. The US Must Match It, Defense One

Cybersecurity

House set to vote on bill to overhauls Homeland Security cyber unit, The Hill

OPM Reminds Agencies to Identify Cyber Workforce Needs, Nextgov

LA Cyber Center Hopes to be a Model for Cities Nationwide, Nextgov

Agencies to begin assigning NICE codes to cyber, IT positions, Fifth Domain

Better Cybersecurity Starts with Fixing Your Employees’ Bad Habits, Harvard Business Review

German spy chief warns of Chinese cyber infiltration effort, The Hill

What’s the military’s role in fighting fake news?, C4ISR Net

Public Health

In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year, NPR

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving’s Story Explains Why, NPR

Two birds, one stone: VA’s EHR to address interoperability and data centers, Federal Times

Why A Pill That’s 4 Cents In Tanzania Costs Up To $400 In The U.S., NPR

DC has to work around a White House that denies climate change to prepare for a 500-year flood, Quartz

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

How Women From The U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Genital Mutilation, NPR

Drones in the Service of Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Accusations of sloppy targeting dog the US military as civilian casualties rise, Washington Examiner

#MeToo, Say Domestic Workers in the Middle East, The New Arab

Teaching about economic inequality is political, but not the way you think, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

One Chart Showing Every Military and Civilian Pay Raise Since 1984, Government Executive

Two birds, one stone: VA’s EHR to address interoperability and data centers, Federal Times

Newly Installed Special Counsel Wants to Adjudicate Cases More Swiftly, Government Executive

Tillerson Promises No Layoffs at State, Government Executive


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