News You Can Use: 03/12/19

National Security

Here’s the breakdown of the Pentagon’s budget request, Defense News

Russia’s New Missiles Are Aimed at the U.S., Foreign Policy

The US Army Is Trying to Bury the Lessons of the Iraq War, Defense One

Trump Seeks ‘Historic’ Federal Spending Cuts to Boost Defense and Border Wall, Government Executive

Are the right hiring practices happening at the border?, Federal Times

Administration’s Failure to Hire More Employees to Support Immigration System Meets Bipartisan Criticism, Government Executive

Leak prosecutions under Trump chill national security beat, Committee to Protect Journalists

Tackling Hypersonic Threats: Offense Or Missile Defense?, Breaking Defense

White House Proposes Loan Fund to Help Allies Buy US Arms, Defense One

Treasury sanctions Moscow bank boosting Venezuela’s Maduro, Washington Examiner

Trump budget increases funding for nuclear weapons agency amid new production, Defense News


White House ups DoD cyber budget request, Fifth Domain

Can DoD’s cyber teams overcome readiness issues?, Fifth Domain

Pentagon’s Cyber Mission Force Needs Better Training Plan, Defense One

The roastings will continue until security improves, Fifth Domain

No ‘smoking gun’ evidence coming on Huawei, NSA official says, CyberScoop

U.S. hits back against Chinese cyberattacks, The Washington Times

The inside story of the world’s most dangerous malware, E&E News

Google researchers uncover two zero-days affecting Chrome, Windows, CyberScoop

Government Needs An ‘Ethical Framework’ to Tackle Emerging Technology, Route Fifty

Trump’s 2020 Budget Requests About $11 Billion For Cyber Defense and Operations, Nextgov

Public Health

Military Doctors Told Them It Was Just “Female Problems.” Weeks Later, They Were In The Hospital., Buzzfeed

Can LSD and magic mushrooms help win wars? This Marine officer says ‘yes’, Marine Corps Times

VA Struggles to Curb Harassment of Female Veterans at Medical Centers,

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Footage Contradicts U.S. Claim That Nicolás Maduro Burned Aid Convoy, The New York Times

Massive Power Outages Turn Deadly in Venezuela, The Wall Street Times

Trump ends some types of civilian casualty reporting, Air Force Times

Government & Military Personnel

White House proposes 3.1% pay raise for military, Military Times

Trump 2020 budget targets feds’ health and retirement benefits, Federal Times

Trump Proposes Civilian Pay Freeze for Second Consecutive Year, Government Executive

6 crucial job search tips — from vets, for vets, Military Times

New group wants to be strong voice for military kids’ education, Military Times

2019 Federal Pay and Benefits Outlook, Government Executive

Trump wants a huge increase in VA spending, but some vet groups are still unhappy. Here’s why., Military Times

The tax cuts will make fighting future recessions complicated, Brookings

Best Dates to Retire 2019, Government Executive

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