News You Can Use: 02/06/17

National Security

U.S. National Security Agency’s deputy director is retiring, Reuters

State contradicts DOJ: Fewer than 60K visas revoked, The Hill

The White House says a deadly raid in Yemen was long planned in Washington. Not true, say officials who served Obama., The Washington Post

Six Pieces of Advice for Donald Trump’s National Security Council Staff, Foreign Policy

U.S. warns North Korea of ‘overwhelming’ response if nuclear arms used, Reuters

Statement by National Security Advisor Michael T. Flynn on Iran, The White House

Trump Embraces Pillars of Obama’s Foreign Policy, The New York Times

Tillerson Tells US Diplomats Personal Opinions Should Not Impede Mission, Voice of America

How Trump Is Changing Immigration Enforcement, Government Executive


How to Survive a Russian Hack, The Atlantic

OPM Cybersecurity Hearing Devolves into Russia Hacking Squabble, Nextgov

Long-awaited cyber norms manual Tallinn 2.0 published, Fifth Domain Cyber

How Feds Can Use Encrypted Apps – Without Breaking the Law, Nextgov

Trump’s cyber policy: Filling executive branch posts, C4ISR Net

Bill seeks to fortify U.S.-Israel cybersecurity research, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

IVF services for vets will move forward, VA nominee promises, Military Times

Malaria drugs fail for first time on patients in UK, BBC News

Merchants Of Doubt: How Public Health Uses Tobacco Tactics Against E-Cigarettes, Forbes

Potential use of the polio surveillance system for the detection of Zika virus outbreaks, ReliefWeb

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

A Midlife Crisis for the Treaty-Based Human Rights System?, Human Rights Watch

The Kurdish Government Is Torturing Boys, Foreign Policy

Justice in Burundi: Torture First, Prosecute Later, Human Rights Watch

Malcolm Turnbull wants to send refugees to America – why can’t Australia offer them a home?, International Business Times

U.S. says civilians likely killed in Yemen raid; inquiry begun, Military Times

Government & Military Personnel

Pay Raise Considerations, Government Executive

Why Washington needs more veterans, and not just in office, Military Times

Trump Administration Reportedly Considering Federal Union Busting, Civil Service Reforms, Government Executive

Want to fill a DoD civilian job? Here’s how you get a waiver to Trump’s freeze, Defense News

Contractors Applaud House Vote to Kill Obama Fair Pay, Safe Workplace Rule, Government Executive

Congressman: Career Feds ‘Soak Off the Lifeblood of the American People’, Government Executive

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