News You Can Use: 02/22/19

National Security

Does Anyone Want to Be Secretary of Defense?, Foreign Policy

Trump Calls For More Biometric Scans, Data Sharing To Stop Terrorism, Nextgov

US military officers prep the battlefield for White House budget, Defense News

The wrong decision on Hoda Muthana, Brookings

CIA Lies Low, Waiting for Trump Storm to Pass, Foreign Policy

Secretary Nielsen Announces Historic Steps with Northern Triangle Security Ministers to Confront Irregular Migration, Caravans, Department of Homeland Security

Coast Guard lieutenant used work computers in alleged planning of widespread domestic terrorist attack, prosecutors say, The Washington Post

Defending Our Democracy: Building Partnerships to Protect America’s Elections, Department of Homeland Security

The Court Fights Over the National Emergency, Government Executive


White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks, Defense One

New report questions effectiveness of cyber indictments, Fifth Domain

Rethink 2%: NATO ‘Defense Spending’ Should Favor Cyber, Defense One

China, Australia on a cyber-collision course, Asia Times

Public Health

A New Treatment Can Relieve Food Allergies, But Few Doctors Offer It, NPR

State approaches to mitigating surprise out-of-network billing, Brookings

U.S. Soda Taxes Work, Studies Suggest — But Maybe Not As Well As Hoped, NPR

Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal, Foreign Policy

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

When Humanitarian Aid Is Used as a Weapon to Bring Down Regimes, The Atlantic

Syria: Concerns for Civilians Escaping ISIS Holdout, Human Rights Watch

FBI’s human rights investigators critical to prosecuting ‘atrocity crimes’, The Hill

Interview: Ethiopia Lets in Human Rights Watch for First Time in 8 Years, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Federal Retirement Facts: A True-False Quiz, Government Executive

‘Setting us up to fail’ — VA blasted over unfilled health care positions, Military Times

Federal Executive Pay is Inadequate, Government Executive

Understanding the uproar over IRS refunds, Brookings

Feds formally launch investigation of carcinogens on military bases, Military Times

Shutdown Thwarted Public Input on Agency Rules, Government Executive

Unions, Trump Administration Prepare to Face Off in Court Again Over Workforce Executive Orders, Government Executive

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