News You Can Use: 02/06/18

National Security

GOP Memo Raises Unlikely Claims About Surveillance Warrant, Foreign Policy

How Twitter Bots and Trump Fans Made #ReleaseTheMemo Go Viral, Politico

White House Wants Pentagon to Offer More Options on North Korea, The New York Times

It’s Taking Too Long to Reauthorize DHS, House Homeland Chair Says, Nextgov

A (so far) complete timeline of the investigation into Trump and Russia, The Washington Post

Meet the Believers: The Afghanistan War’s US Commanders are Ready For a Reboot, Defense One

Nuclear Posture Review puts Russia firmly in crosshairs, Defense News

Mattis seeking to ban cell phones from Pentagon, CNN

French official details intelligence-sharing relationship with Five Eyes, Defense News

DARPA wants to identify WMD threats through genetics, C4ISR Net

Want to Understand the Future of War? Talk to Chuck Krulak, Defense One

Trump infrastructure plan not likely to impact rural broadband, Brookings

Thousands of ISIS Fighters Flee in Syria, Many to Fight Another Day, The New York Times


Threat Hunting and Defensive Tools Government Could Use, Nextgov

Army announces new cyber policy head, Fifth Domain

Cyber Attack Wouldn’t Merit Nuclear Strike: Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman,

Yes, a cyberattack could spur the president to launch a nuclear attack, Fifth Domain

Why the Russian Government Turns a Blind Eye to Cybercriminals, Slate

NATO’s Crossed Swords exercise preps cyber warriors, Defense News

Booz Allen lands dual awards to prevent hacking of fed networks, missile defense systems, Fifth Domain

Public Health

The CDC Is About to Fall Off a Funding Cliff, The Atlantic

The flu is awful, a lack of sick leave is worse, Brookings

Army working on more ways to manage soldiers’ pain in fight against opioid abuse, Army Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Military Veterans Come Together For Iraqi & Afghan Refugees In Colorado, CBS

US accuses Russia of protecting Syria over chemical attacks, The Associated Press

Gerrymandering and how to fix it, Brookings

Towson-based Maryland National Guard unit pursues humanitarian mission in Afghanistan, The Baltimore Sun

Government & Military Personnel

Veteran unemployment hit record low in 2017, Military Times

OPM Runs Into Annual Retirement Surge, Government Executive

Continuing resolutions jack up government costs, Federal Times

House to Vote on Shutdown-Avoiding Measure That Democrats Say Is Dead on Arrival in Senate, Government Executive

Trump Cut 13K Federal Jobs in First Year, But 3 of His Recent Predecessors Outdid Him, Government Executive

Justice Department Settles ‘Final’ Case in IRS Targeting Dispute, Government Executive

Equifax’s new webpage helps troops manage data security … months after breach, Military Times

Agencies now have 31 new ways to buy professional services, Federal Times

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