News You Can Use: 03/24/17

National Security

A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS, The New York Times

Trump’s Diplomat: How Rex Tillerson Is Translating ‘America First’ Into Foreign Policy, Independent Journal Review

The Real Lesson from the London Attack: Perfect Counterterrorism Is Impossible, The National Interest

Fears ISIS Could Plant Bombs in Planes Driving New Rules: Officials, NBC News

USAID and National Security, Real Clear Defense

Trump Fans and Critics Alike Question the Proposed Hiring Surge at Homeland Security, Government Executive

U.S. General Urges Nuclear Upgrade As Russia Grows ‘More Aggressive’, The New York Times

EXCLUSIVE: Former Top DHS Official Says A New Roles And Missions Commission On DHS Is Urgently Needed Now, Homeland Security Today

Uncertainty at State Department holding up new agreement on armed drones, Defense News

It’s time to put national security first [Commentary], Defense News

10 facts about water policy and infrastructure in the US, Brookings


Expeditionary cyber forces fighting drones on the front lines, Fifth Domain Cyber

Trump’s Big Defense Buildup Should Include a National Cyber Academy, Foreign Policy

Intel leaders express regret over Russian hacking response, The Hill

Rebuild Our Defenses for the Information Age, The Wall Street Journal

Once Stealthy, Russian Hackers Now Go Toe to Toe With U.S. Defenders, Nextgov

Army Central can’t ‘look the other way’ from network vulnerabilities, C4ISR Net

Russian hackers were likely surprised by blowback from cyberattacks on U.S. elections, analysts say, Los Angeles Times

Public Health

Watchdog finds problems persist with veterans suicide hotline, The Hill

How increasing the use of effective contraception could reduce unintended pregnancy and public health care costs, Child Trends

GOP Health Bill Amendments Allow for More State Flexibility. Is It Enough?, Route Fifty

9 questions Americans are—and should be—asking about the American Health Care Act and its projected impact, Brookings

Obama defends healthcare law on eve of repeal vote, The Hill


Google commits $50 million to close the education gap, Cnet

Protecting schools from military use: From Ancient Rome to today, Medium

Trump’s Signature Education Goal Has A Long History With White Flight, Huffington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Iraq: ISIS Dumped Hundreds in Mass Grave, Human Rights Watch

The Global Gag Rule: America’s Deadly Export, Foreign Policy

Human rights leaders warn against confirming Gorsuch, The Hill

Utah Repeals ‘No Promo Homo’ Law, Human Rights Watch

Beware the Ides of Leaving the Human Rights Council, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Haven’t Gotten Your State Tax Refund? You’re Not Alone, Route Fifty

Federal Managers Still Think Teleworkers Perform Worse, Report Finds, Government Executive

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior, Military Times

GAO: Defense contracting down, civilian agencies steady over 5 years, Federal Times

Lawmaker Looks to Expedite Federal Firings, Demotions and Pay Cuts, Government Executive

Ohio university offering military ethics graduate degree, Military Times


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