News You Can Use: 04/10/18



News You Can Use: 04/10/18

National Security

Trump’s top national security spokesman to leave White House, Politico

Mattis authorizes up to 4,000 National Guard troops for U.S. border with Mexico, Los Angeles Times

Border Agents Say They’re ‘Woefully Understaffed,’ Applaud National Guard Deployment, Government Executive

What happened when Bush, Obama sent troops to Mexico border, The Associated Press

White House defends National Guard border deployment, Politico

Political Fallout Shelter: Border Security Surprises, Defense News

Homeland Security says it can’t counter a popular spy tool. Really?, C4ISR Net

North Korea tells U.S. it is prepared to discuss denuclearization, Reuters

Feds Invite State and Local Agencies to Take Part in Disaster Exercise, Route Fifty

Should Military Men Draft Our Nation’s Security Strategy?, Government Executive

The risks, and rewards, for giving the counter WMD mission to SOCOM, Defense News

This Pentagon Paper Explains Why the Trump Administration Is Reining In Tech Trade with China, Defense One

Space war is coming — and the U.S. is not ready, Politico

How the Facebook fallout could hurt intel agencies, C4ISR Net

‘The Business of War’: Google Employees Protest Work for the Pentagon, The New York Times

Cybersecurity

Cyberinsurance tackles the wildly unpredictable world of hacks, Wired

OMB seeks comment on draft cyber credential policy, Fifth Domain

Federal funds to bolster election cybersecurity may not be enough, The Associated Press

Taiwanese under siege from blitz of Chinese cyberattacks, Asia Times

Public Health

Medical Marijuana’s ‘Catch-22′: Limits On Research Hinder Patient Relief, NPR

For Chronic Pain, A Change In Habits Can Beat Opioids For Relief, NPR

To Curb Rising Health Insurance Costs, Some States Try ‘Reinsurance Pools’, Route Fifty

Bill Of The Month: A Tale Of 2 CT Scanners — One Richer, One Poorer, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The End of Human Rights?, Foreign Policy

Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack, The New York Times

Gaza protests highlight humanitarian crisis and lack of political progress to peace, Brookings

The Threat Within NATO, The Atlantic

Rwandan genocide anniversary: Can world muster the will to prevent new atrocities?, Modern Diplomacy

In A Border Region Where Immigrants Are Wary, A Health Center Travels To Its Patients, NPR

Government & Military Personnel

Civil Service Reform Must Be a Priority, Government Executive

Where are the veterans in the federal workforce?, Federal Times

Federal Employee Retirement Claims Fall in March, Government Executive

Vet unemployment up in March, Military Times

Agency Leaders Urged to Support Federal Employee Job Satisfaction Survey, Government Executive

Lenders face fed punishment amid VA ‘loan churning’ concerns, Military Times

How to Serve a President You Don’t Like, Government Executive

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