News You Can Use: 03/01/17

National Security

Retired generals urge Congress not to cut funds for diplomacy, The Hill

How the FBI Is Hobbled by Religious Illiteracy, Government Executive

McCain: Trump defense budget not enough for ‘world on fire’, The Hill

Pentagon Officials Review Overall Strategy To Fight ISIS, NPR

Retired generals cite past comments from Mattis while opposing Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts, The Washington Post

Commentary: President Trump’s counterterrorism paradox, Defense News

Here Come the Drones – And Their Security Holes, Nextgov

DHS to Solicit Proposals for ‘Wall Structures’ on Southern Border, Government Executive

The High Cost of Politicizing Intelligence, Defense One

A Split Has Emerged Among Top Trump Advisers. It Could Have Major Repercussions., The Washington Post

Counter-Terror Chief: Expect Terrorist Drone Swarms ‘Soon’, Defense One

Trump national security adviser wants to avoid term ‘radical Islamic terrorism’, sources say, The Guardian

George W. Bush Critiques Trump on Travel Ban Free Press, The Washington Post


Cyber isn’t all that special, says NSA chief, C4ISR Net

Assessing US capabilities in cyberspace, Fifth Domain Cyber

27 Seperate Federal Programs Protect the Power Grid, Nextgov

One Lax State Can Make the Other 49 Vulnerable to a Cyberattack, Route Fifty

Navy developing preplanned cyber network incident procedures, C4ISR Net

Sweden to scale up cyberwar defense funding, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

The Republican health policy agenda is getting more wobbly by the day, Brookings

Colorectal cancer rates rising sharply among Gen X and millennials, The Washington Post

Can Florida’s First Needle Exchange Help Curb HIV?, Route Fifty

For Many County Officials, the Opioid Epidemic Isn’t Political, It’s Personal, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US foreign aid expected to be biggest casualty of Trump’s first budget, The Guardian

Trump Administration Poised to Collide With Russia Over Syrian Chemical Weapons, Foreign Policy

Civil liberties groups ask data brokers to promise exclusion from immigrant registries, The Hill

American soft power, the Paris Agreement, and climate finance under Trump, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Lead to Federal Employee Layoffs, Furloughs, Government Executive

100 Feds Found to Be Frequent Workplace Porn-Watchers, Government Executive

Getting Serious About Employee Performance, Government Executive

When Does a Leak to the Media Violate the Law?, Government Executive

Marshals Service Retaliated Against Whistleblowers, Watchdog Finds, Government Executive

Why Trump Has Made So Few Appointments, Government Executive

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