News You Can Use: 03/17/17

National Security

Urban Security Is National Security, The National Interest

DHS Pilot Social Media Screening Programs Need Better Performance Measurements, IG Says, Homeland Security Today

Tension Between CIA and Trump White House Persists Over Personnel and Policy, The Washington Post

Dina Powell to be named Trump’s deputy national security adviser, Politico

Trump Proposes More Money for Nukes, Border Security, Defense One

Judge nixes another part of South Carolina’s nuclear fuel lawsuit, Military Times

The Morale Inside U.S. Intelligence Agencies, NPR

Trump’s Revised ‘Vetting’ Executive Order Faces New Challenges In Courts, Homeland Security Today

Trump administration’s latest rationale for travel ban: National security officials asked for it, The Washington Post

Trump stands by unverified wiretap claim, BBC News


White House’s Annual Cyber Report Counts 30,000 Incidents But Only 16 Are ‘Major’, Nextgov

Trump’s budget proposal gives DHS $1.5 billion for cybersecurity, The Hill

Expect A Cyber Budget Boost But Stay Tuned For That Executive Order, Homeland Adviser Says, Nextgov

Russian agents, FBI Most Wanted hacker charged in Yahoo breach, Fifth Domain Cyber

Attacks on U.S.-linked Polish sites back higher cyber spending: minister, Reuters

Public Health

Trump loyalists sound alarm over ‘RyanCare,’ endangering health bill, The Washington Post

3 Women Blinded By Unproven Stem Cell Treatments, NPR


How teachers use mobile phones as education tools in refugee camps, Brookings

Trump, Congress, cut these regs to make higher education great again, The Hill

What Every Country Can Do to Make Schools Safe, Human Rights Watch

What the Working Class Wants, Inside Higher Ed

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

How Many Health Workers Have Been Killed In Syria?, NPR

Iraqi Troops Using Indiscriminate Weapons in Fight Against ISIS, Human Rights Watch

Doctors ‘100 percent sure’ chemical weapons used near Mosul, Stars and Stripes

White House Seeks to Cut Billions in Funding for United Nations, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

The Military Value of the Defense Department’s Energy Efforts, Defense One

Border Agency Promises Not to Sacrifice Quality for Speed in Hiring, Government Executive

Army says it’s now fast-tracking requests to bypass governmentwide hiring freeze, Federal News Radio

Senators Push Reforms to Help Trump Achieve Promised Federal Hiring Surge, Government Executive

Pentagon Grows, While E.P.A. and State Dept. Shrink in Trump’s Budget, The New York Times

GAO Weighs in on the State of Federal Contracting, Government Executive

Hiring Freezes Have Consequences – And So Do Budgets,

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