News You Can Use: 02/23/18

National Security

State of Defense, Defense One

Trump Administration Ready to Scrap Envoy to Anti-ISIS Coalition, Foreign Policy

Analysis: ISIS hasn’t been defeated, Long War Journal

Trump’s Aimless War in Afghanistan Expands, Again, Defense One

US doing little to combat Russia meddling in next elections, Fifth Domain

New Report Notes Erosion of Pentagon’s Technological Advantage, Defense One

Intel confirms it didn’t tell national security officials about chip flaws, The Oregonian

GAO Sustains Protest of $771 Million Defense Intelligence Agency Contract, Nextgov

Here’s How to Counter Fake News During a Disaster, Nextgov

TSA Wants Your Face To Be Your Passport — But There’s One Big Problem With That, Defense One

US Border Patrol hasn’t validated e-passport data for years, Wired

Interior Department Sees ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for Drones, Nextgov

First woman in history takes helm of US nuclear weapons arsenal, Washington Examiner

Armed sheriffs deputy stayed outside Florida school while mass killing took place, The Washington Post


North Korea’s growing criminal cyberthreat, Fifth Domain

North Korea Is Upping Its Offensive Cyber Operations, Defense One

How will the Justice Department deter cyber attacks? To start, another task force., Fifth Domain

Data breaches at federal agencies jumped 20 percent last year, Fifth Domain

The toolset of an elite North Korean hacker group are on the rise, Wired

Here’s how the Marines’ cyber warriors are buying new equipment, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Elder Abuse Is the ‘Silent Epidemic of Our Time’, Route Fifty

This new blood test can detect traumatic brain injury in troops, Military Times

Food Stamps Fall Short of Meal Costs in Most Counties, Study Finds, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Don’t Make African Nations Borrow Money to Support Refugees, Foreign Policy

Syria: Relentless bombing of civilians in Eastern Ghouta amounts to war crimes, Amnesty International

Trump Administration Turns Away Iranian Christians, Foreign Policy

First US Navy carrier to visit Vietnam since war in wake of humanitarian mission, Defense News

The Rohingya, R2P, And Civilian Protection, Foreign Policy in Focus

Government & Military Personnel

DeVos backs school choice proposal for military children, The Associated Press

81 Percent of Career Senior Executives Received Bonuses in Fiscal 2016, Government Executive

State Treasurers Want Advance Refunding Tax Exemption Restored, Route Fifty

Caught in the ‘churn’? Take these steps to limit your loan-related solicitations, Military Times

‘Different spanks for different ranks’: Lawmaker questions lack of courts-martial for Air Force generals, Air Force Times

When Life-Changing Events Happen, Government Executive

Mattis still mulling transgender guidance: ‘This is a complex issue’, Military Times

How Agencies Can Improve Grant Management, Government Executive

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