News You Can Use: 01/19/18

National Security

National Defense Strategy released with clear priority: Stay ahead of Russia and China, Defense News

Nearly half of federal agencies miss DHS email security deadline, Fifth Domain

The Pentagon no longer has a leader on space programs. What does that mean?, Defense News

The ISIS ‘Senior Commander’ Who Grew Up on the Jersey Shore, NBC

The Resurgent Threat of White-Supremacist Violence, The Atlantic

Can Mattis makes the National Defense Strategy great again?, Defense News

Avoiding nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula, Brookings

The Specter of a Chinese Mole in America, Defense One

The Trump administration used bad math in its “foreign terrorists” report, Quartz

Arms and the men, Brookings

As ISIS threat fades, fight over who gets credit rises, Military Times

House Speaker warns budget fights have pushed military ‘past the breaking point’, Defense News

Interagency Cooperation: Raising the Bar for Immigration Compliance, Lexology


Shutdown could make it harder to prevent cyberattacks, Federal Times

Why Are There No Cyber Arms Control Agreements?, Council on Foreign Relations

Congressional budget skirmishes won’t halt cyber issues, Fifth Domain

As America’s Nukes and Sensors Get More Connected, the Risk of Cyber Attack Is Growing, Defense One

House Votes to Restore Top Cyber Diplomat’s Office, Nextgov

Which of these leaders will be the next head of Cyber Command?, Fifth Domain

IRS looks to interagency threat sharing ahead of tax season, Federal News Radio

North Korean cyberattacks target cryptocurrency, Fifth Domain

Kaspersky Seeks Immediate Halt to Federal Government Ban, Nextgov

Public Health

Don’t try to work through the flu of 2018, Quartz

Missouri Faces Costly Dilemma: How To Treat Inmates With Hepatitis C?, NPR

VA to again reopen search for a new top health official, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

World Report 2018: Fighting for Rights Succeeds, Human Rights Watch

US border patrol exposed kicking over water bottles left for migrants, The Independent

Trump-style populism gives ‘murderous leaders’ free rein, says rights group, The Guardian

UN Warns Of ‘Breaking Point’ Humanitarian Situation In DR Congo, PM News

Government & Military Personnel

Tax Planning in a Time of Change, Government Executive

House Narrowly Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, But Shutdown Threat Remains, Government Executive

See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown, Government Executive

What Happened at the Defense Department During the 2013 Shutdown, Government Executive

Helping families of the fallen: How to make the best of good intentions, Military Times

Lawmakers Demand Investigation Into Lack of Whistleblower Protections for Spies, Foreign Policy

What Happens to Pay and Benefits During a Shutdown?, Government Executive

‘Warrior caste’: Is a public disconnect hurting military recruiting efforts?, Military Times

VA Begins Using Expedited Hiring Authority to Fill Array of Critical Positions, Government Executive

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