News You Can Use: 12/19/17

News You Can Use: 12/19/17

National Security

Trump’s Nation Security Plan Warns of ‘Great Power Competition’ With Russia and China, The New York Times

Security Clearance Backlog Has Been a Decade in the Making, Government Executive

Trump Administration Seeks Outside Help to Hire 26,000 New Immigration Enforcement Personnel, Government Executive

Beyond maximum pressure: A pathway to North Korean denuclearization, Brookings

Trump’s National Security Strategy unveiled, with focus on economics, Defense News

Three Things the US Military Needs to Fight in Europe, Defense One

Defense, health spending battle sparks new government shutdown threat, Washington Examiner

The Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next, Foreign Policy

Russia, N. Korea Eye Bitcoin for Money Laundering, Putting It on a Crash Course with Regulators, Defense One

C.I.A. Helped Thwart Terrorist Attack in Russia, Kremlin Says, The New York Times

Putin thanks Trump for sharing intelligence that prevented bombings in Russia, Politico


How the Pentagon’s cyber offensive against ISIS could shape the future for elite U.S. forces, The Washington Post

Will Ukraine Be Hit by Yet Another Holiday Power-Grid Hack?, The Atlantic

What can cyber do for you, the commander?, C4ISR Net

Cyber Warfare, Defense One

Here’s how the Army is trying to integrate information operations, C4ISR Net

Cyber, EW, signals and space mean realigning the Army’s force structure, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Overburdened Mental Health Providers Slow Police Push for Drug Treatment, Route Fifty

MISFIRE: Health care officials have to get Tricare transition right, Military Times

Weighing The Impact Of Repealing The Health Insurance Mandate, NPR

‘We feel like our system was hijacked': DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper, The Washington Post

Veterans with cancer from nuclear radiation in Cold War sue VA for denying benefits, Newsweek

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

ICE Detainees Face Inhumane Conditions, IG Finds, Government Executive

Addressing the North Korea Human Rights Crisis: Lessons From Cambodia, Voice of America

U.S. suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft, Reuters

Kuwait: Mass Convictions for 2011 Protest, Human Rights Watch

How the Justice Department Can Help Solve the Opioid Crisis, The Nation

Is This Genocide? Survivors describe Myanmar soldiers killing men, raping women and burning babies in a Rohingya village., The New York Times

Government & Military Personnel

5 Things to Remember Before You Tap Into Your TSP, Government Executive

OPM Tells Agencies to Stop Working Collaboratively with Unions, Government Executive

Head of Congressional Ethics Office Sued for Abusing Position, Accused of Assaulting Women, Foreign Policy

Veterans groups sue the military for sexual assault records, Military Times

How Agencies Can Address the Aging Workforce Gap, Government Executive

A Unified Reporting Portal Would Help Government and Grant Recipients, Nextgov


Treasury Taps Federal Pensions, TSP G Fund Investments to Avoid Debt Default, Government Executive

Senator Intervenes to Back Intel Community Whistleblower Ombudsman, Government Executive

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