News You Can Use: 03/15/19

National Security

Trump’s Budget Harms National Security, The Atlantic

Acting SecDef: ‘We Won’t Do Cost-Plus-50’, Defense One

Pentagon: Trump’s ‘cost plus 50’ plan hasn’t been discussed with Europe, The Hill

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

Pentagon officially stands up Space Development Agency, names first director, Defense News


Top Navy Admiral Warns of Cyber Attacks Against Brass, Defense One

2018 Midterm Elections Were ‘the Most Secure’ in U.S. History, DHS Cyber Chief Says, Nextgov

US prepared to strike back against cyberattacks amid report of naval systems breaches, Military Times

CYBERCOM Seeks Troops Who Can Unleash Artificial Intelligence, Nextgov

Report: Navy is under ‘cyber siege,’ national secrets leaking from the hull, Navy Times

Public Health

Trump pledges support for health programs but his budget takes ‘legs out from under the system’, The Washington Post

Mental Health Trails Metal Detectors in School Safety Dollars, Route Fifty

A Dose of Democracy Benefits Public Health, MedPage Today

Can Oklahoma Eliminate Overdose Deaths?, NPR

No more ‘luxury’ breast pumps for new moms under Tricare policy change, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Answers for families of disappeared ‘taking too long’ warns US, Tamil Guardian

Remarks on the Release of the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, U.S. Department of State

“Place The Stigma Of Sexual Violence Where It Rightfully Belongs – On The Perpetrators”, Forbes

Government & Military Personnel

Stricter recruiting standards now could save DoD billions in disability payouts later: study, Military Times

Here’s everything you need to know about the DoD’s transgender ban, Task & Purpose

Lawmakers Renew Push for Contractor Back Pay, An Expansion of Veterans’ Benefits and More, Government Executive

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