News You Can Use: 03/27/17

National Security

Trump’s Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget, Defense One

ISIS Will Fail, but What About the Idea of ISIS?, The Atlantic

ICE ramping up operations in sanctuary cities: report, The Hill

DOJ, FBI Need To Take Actions To Ensure Privacy, Accuracy Of Facial Recognition System, Homeland Security Today

A real national security budget would fully fund State Department, The Hill

FBI’s Comey warns of ‘terrorist diaspora’ from ISIS territory, Fox News

Commentary: How to describe American military options in North Korea? Bad and worse., Reuters

Network Take: A Lone Lunatic Attack or a Broader Conspiracy?, The Cipher Brief

Report: State Dept. orders stricter screening for visa applicants, The Hill

Israeli police arrest 19-year-old Israeli Jewish man as main suspect in JCC bomb threats, Washington Examiner

OSD to Recommend Big Budget Increase for Counter-Drone Technologies, National Defense


Hacking is so easy, even a reporter can do it, C4ISR Net

Revamp DHS Cyber Authorities, Former Officials Urge Congress, Nextgov

Microsoft exec gets new cyber job at DHS, CyberScoop

International Group Sees New Niche For Bringing Stability To Cyberspace, Nextgov

Lockheed to continue helping DoD fight cybercrime, C4ISR Net

Cyber Warfare, Defense One

Illinois governor announces cybersecurity plan, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

Working class white Americans are now dying in middle age at faster rates than minority groups, Brookings

Can Trump Make Veteran’s Health Care Great Again?, Nextgov

Ryan: ObamaCare will be law for ‘foreseeable future’, The Hill

Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds, NPR

World TB Day: How Budget Cuts Threaten Progress In Tuberculosis Globally, Forbes


Father of autistic student: Gorsuch’s views ‘threatened’ son’s education, Politico

What’s the cost of not funding public education? Panelists weigh in, The Seattle Times

Central African Republic: Armed Groups Using Schools, Human Rights Watch

Ethiopia: Ministry Intensifying Emerging States Girls’ Education, All Africa

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Trump Administration Eyes $1 Billion in Cuts to U.N. Peacekeeping, Foreign Policy

Yemen: Multibillion-dollar arms sales by USA and UK reveal shameful contradiction with aid efforts, Amnesty International

The war and Syria’s families, Brookings

UN: New Move on North Korea Crimes, Human Rights Watch

Mexico: “Open season” on journalists as third reporter killed in a month, Amnesty International

Stealing water, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

Advice to Feds: It’s Time to Update Your Resumes, Government Executive

With Potential 2017 Cuts Looming, OPM Updates Furlough and RIF Guidance, Government Executive

VA urges ‘hiring surge’ to reduce veterans’ appeals backlog, Military Times

Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services 2016 Annual Report, Department of Defense

Nominations Open for 2017 Service Members of the Year, Military Times

There’s One Kind of Employee Who is Vastly Underappreciated in Most Modern Offices, Government Executive

Human resources problems causing hiring, retention headaches for VA, Military Times

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