News You Can Use: 03/23/18

National Security

The next Russian attack will be far worse than bots and trolls, Brookings

Inability to audit U.S. elections a ‘national security concern’: Homeland chief, Reuters

The War in Iraq Isn’t Done. Commanders Explain Why and What’s Next, Defense One

Senators Signal Resistance to Proposed Low-Yield Nukes, Defense One

How Much Does Artificial Intelligence Threaten National Security?, Nextgov

Trump replacing McMaster with John Bolton as national security adviser, The Associated Press

John Bolton Will Not End Well, Defense One

Bolton Expected to ‘Clean House’, Foreign Policy

The Return of the Iraq War Argument, The Atlantic

For Special Operations Forces, Fighting WMD Means Getting Deeper Into Enemies’ Leadership and Decision-Making, Defense One

McMaster out and turnover on the White House “A Team” continues at a steady clip, Brookings


How DoD can integrate cyber into battle plans, Fifth Domain

Senators introduced revised version of election cyber bill, The Hill

Resources-strapped agencies are leaving networks vulnerable to cyberattack, Fifth Domain

The Big Message in the Iranian Cyber Indictments: Deterrence, Nextgov

US mulls drafting gray-haired hackers during times of crisis, The Register

5 Universities Partner to Combat Cyber Security Threats, The Associated Press

Education Department Knows It Needs Cyber Skills, But Doesn’t Know Which Ones, Nextgov

Public Health

Spending Bill Lets CDC Study Gun Violence; But Researchers Are Skeptical It Will Help, NPR

Budget omnibus includes new mental health care for other-than-honorable vets, Military Times

How Fast Can An Outbreak Be Detected?, NPR

Trump’s Pick for CDC Director Is Experienced But Controversial, The Atlantic

Uruguay’s cannabis law: Pioneering a new paradigm, Brookings

How Social Media Can Reveal Overlooked Drug Reactions, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US Senate: Reject Haspel for CIA Director, Human Rights Watch

Britain’s policy on Saudi Arabia has worsened suffering in Yemen, Bright Blue

Lebanon’s Failed Mother’s Day Gift, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Follow These Steps to a Smoother Retirement, Government Executive

Prepping for a PCS? Know your travel-card rules, Military Times

After Threatening Veto, Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown, Government Executive

Trump Administration Targets Federal Compensation, Telework, Government Executive

Federal employees work for both Democrats and Republicans – even Kellyanne Conway, The Conversation

Public opinion wanted on plans for new Desert Storm War Memorial, Military Times

Omnibus Puts Kibosh on White House Efforts to Unilaterally Reorganize Agencies, Shed Workers, Government Executive

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