News You Can Use: 03/20/18

National Security

Five Myths About Pentagon Weapons Programs, Defense One

DoD and interagency group looking to step up collaboration on space technology, Space News

The Pentagon Wants AI To Reveal Adversaries’ True Intentions, Defense One

Judge eases feds’ case against NSA hoarder, Politico

US says Russian hack did not compromise power grid, plants, Fifth Domain

Most Americans believe national policy controlled by a ‘deep state’: Poll, Washington Examiner

Poll: The ‘Deep State’ Scares the Heck Out of Most Americans, Government Executive

Forty-Three Percent of Public Thinks That Launching Neverending War That Created ISIS Was a Good Idea, Slate

Nicholson: US Planning Religious, Diplomatic, Military and Social Pressure on Taliban, Voice of America

Bob Corker expects Trump to pull out of the Iran deal in May, Washington Examiner

Interview: Senate Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer on Russia, space wars, and the state of the nuclear arsenal, Defense News

Senator pushes for Army headquarters in Wichita, The Associated Press


Inside the Army’s cyber ‘Shark Tank’, Fifth Domain

NSA Pick Will Develop Cyber Retaliation Plans But Don’t Expect Government to Use Them, Nextgov

Trans-Alaska pipeline fights 22 million cyberattacks per day, Fifth Domain

India: Chinese hackers spying on Indians using WhatsApp, warns army, Deutsche Welle

Public Health

President Trump Unveils Plan To Fight Opioid Crisis, NPR

Why Trump’s opioid plan falls short, Stat

NIH says dozens of drug makers interested in partnering to develop drugs to address opioid epidemic, Stat

Civil Rights Chief At HHS Defends The Right To Refuse Care On Religious Grounds, NPR

Shingles Is Nasty, And The New Vaccine Works Well. Why Do Adults Avoid Shots?, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Italy: Migrant Rescue Ship Impounded, Human Rights Watch

On Torture, America Must Reckon with More than Gina Haspel, Defense One

Widows, land and power, Thomas Reuters Foundation

Washington Must Tell Saudi Prince No More Help For Yemen, Breaking Defense

Jewelry, Watch Firms Should Reveal Sources at Baselworld Fair, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Upgrading the Thrift Savings Plan, Government Executive

Advocates push for fourth VA under secretary to focus on economic opportunity, Military Times

Lawmakers Expect Massive Spending Bill Tuesday, Face Tight Turnaround to Avoid Shutdown, Government Executive

The IRS System Processing Your Taxes is Almost 60 Years Old, Nextgov

Big bank-reform bill that passed Senate includes new VA loan refinance rules, Military Times

Trump is creating a toxic work environment at the US’s largest employer, Quartz

Contaminated drinking water found outside a NC military base: It could be just the start, Stars and Stripes

Agriculture Clamps Down On Telework, Stirring Union Resistance, Government Executive


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