News You Can Use: 02/16/18

National Security

The US Is Drifting Toward War With a NATO Ally, Defense One

How the White House Gamed the Security-Clearance System, The Atlantic

‘Federally Supported, State Managed, Locally Executed’ Disaster Recovery, Route Fifty

The Looming National Security Crisis: Young Americans Unable to Serve in the Military, The Heritage Foundation

Terrorism challenges in Africa take back seat in U.S. to other threats, Military Times

Suspect wounded, SUV stopped after shooting at NSA gate, The Associated Press

How to Keep US Missile Defense on the Right Track, Defense One

No solution on captured foreign ISIS fighters, but Mattis seeks ‘responsibility’, Military Times

The US Air Force Is Giving Its Anti-Drone Efforts a Silicon Valley Twist, Defense One

For Local Governments, Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a First Step, Route Fifty

Americans Want Jails That Treat First, Punish Second, Route Fifty


White House blames Russia for ‘reckless’ NotPetya cyber attack, Reuters

Here’s how Cyber Command is preparing for its next job, Fifth Domain

Cyber R&D Would Go Up at Defense, Down At Standards Agency, Defense One

International Hackers Find 106 Bugs in U.S. Air Force Websites, Nextgov

‘The United States is under attack.’ Russia likely to hit midterms, Fifth Domain

DoD’s secret weapon against election meddling: its reputation, Fifth Domain

Army’s Nakasone nominated to lead U.S. Cyber Command and the National Security Agency, Defense News

Cybersecurity Technology Summit

Public Health

Penny wise and pound foolish: Proposed SNAP budget cuts will reduce outcomes, Brookings

Controversies mount as VA officials work to stay focused on health care reforms, Military Times

Army vet joins pot-users in lawsuit to declare marijuana safe under US law, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The road to ending poverty runs through 31 severely off track countries, Brookings

Can the ICC probe end Duterte’s deadly war on drugs?, Al Jazeera

Why Human Rights Have Taken Center Stage in the US-North Korea Crisis, Defense One

Is North Korea Causing Trouble or Giving Peace a Chance?, The New York Times

Government & Military Personnel

It’s official: DoD releases new ‘deploy or get out’ policy, Military Times

State Department, USAID Face Drastic Budget Cut, Foreign Policy

DoD launches ‘Know Your Military’ to introduce troops to those they serve, Military Times

Trump Suggests USPS Cut Retirement, Health Benefits in $80B Savings Package, Government Executive

White House Proposals for Civil Service Reform: What They Got Right,

Why Trump’s Performance Pay Fund Won’t Happen in 2019, Government Executive

Trump’s Proposed Program Cuts Hint at Where Agency Jobs Could Vanish, Government Executive

A Year Later, Tillerson Rolls Back ‘Self Inflicted Wound’, Foreign Policy

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