News You Can Use: 03/09/18

National Security

Tariffs risk national security, GOP senators warn Trump, Defense News

Trump’s steel, aluminum tariffs exempt Canada, Mexico, Reuters

The U.S. and North Korea Are Going to Talk, Government Executive

What’s There to Talk About With North Korea?, The Atlantic

US intel chief: North Korea is the ‘hardest intelligence collection target’, Defense News

Nuclear weapons chief: Doctrine of ‘mutually assured destruction’ is good for another 10 years, Washington Examiner

A CEO’s Brief Guide to Intelligence: “Not Just for Three-Letter Agencies”, The Cipher Brief

Lockheed CEO Hewson defends the company’s role with DoD: ‘We are leading a national asset’, Defense News

How Cellphone Chips Became a National-Security Concern, The Wall Street Journal

As Clearance Backlog Soars Past 710,000, Senators Want to Know Why, Defense One

Ideas alone won’t improve the federal security clearance backlog, Federal Times

U.S. outlines national security concerns over Broadcom’s bid to buy Qualcomm, Los Angeles Times


Ransomware Attacks Decline But Number of Strains Doubled, Researchers Found, Nextgov

GAO: Homeland Security too slow in hiring cyber workers, Fifth Domain

Lockheed Martin unveils cyber war-fighting platform, Fifth Domain

African Union Bugged by China: Cyber Espionage as Evidence of Strategic Shifts, Defense One

Public Health

The Health-Care Gap Between Red and Blue America, Route Fifty

Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, and Why Does It Matter?, Government Executive

US law poses dilemma for dying vets seeking lethal drugs, The Associated Press

States Want More Money and Less Punishment Over Opioids, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Sexual Assault Investigations Die in Darkness, Foreign Policy

John McCain and Angelina Jolie: America Should Lead in Saving the Rohingya, The New York Times

USAID Launches Program To Bring More Women Online, Nextgov

The ‘American Century’ Is Over, and It Died in Syria, Bloomberg

Government & Military Personnel

The State Department Needs Rehab, Foreign Policy

8 Fun Facts About Federal Retirement, Government Executive

Lawmakers Prepare Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown, But Hurdles Abound, Government Executive

Women are going to have to start bragging if they want to close the pay gap, Quartz

Vets groups oppose new burial restrictions on Arlington Cemetery, but officials see few options, Military Times

Reading Between the Lines on Agency Mission Statements, Government Executive

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