News You Can Use: 03/30/18

National Security

Protecting critical infrastructure from dire threats, Defense News

Treasury to Use National Security Laws to Shield U.S. Tech From China, The Wall Street Journal

What type of national security advisor is John Bolton likely to be?, Brookings

New Ways to Fund the Border Wall, Government Executive

Trump reportedly suggested the military pay for a border wall, Defense News

Russia Promises Retaliation After Western Expulsions, Foreign Policy

Is Peace on the Horizon for Afghanistan?, The Atlantic

China Is Filling the Africa-Sized Gap in US Strategy, Defense One

Army leader: ‘We’re going to be contested in every single domain’, C4ISR Net

Trump Pentagon pick literally wrote the book on missile defense, Defense News

Why Did Kim Jong Un Just Visit China?, The Atlantic

Russian Military Chief Lays Out the Kremlin’s High-Tech War Plans, Defense One


Army of 01101111: The Making of a Cyber Battalion, Wired

These Marines are hacking their vehicles to prepare for cyberwarfare, Fifth Domain

Inspector General Confirms Investigation into HHS Cyber Center, Nextgov

FBI didn’t fully know its own capabilities during showdown with Apple, ARS Technica

Public Health

Do states regret expanding Medicaid?, Brookings

Proposed US Healthcare Changes Would Undermine Patient Rights, Human Rights Watch

Opioid Treatment Program Helps Keep Families Together, NPR

Meet Trump’s New, Homophobic Public Health Quack, Foreign Policy

Trump is right about mental illness, Washington Examiner

Congress Boosts ‘Black Lung’ Treatment Funding By Millions, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syria Is Threatening to Break the Aid World, Foreign Policy

Brazil: Armed Forces Set Wide Leeway on Lethal Force, Human Rights Watch

At the U.N., China and Russia Score Win in War on Human Rights, Foreign Policy

Nigeria: Govt Confirms Ceasefire Talks With Boko Haram, All Africa

NGO Condemns Nigerian Govt Offer Of Amnesty To Boko Haram Members, Sahara Reporters

Government & Military Personnel

How Veterans Are Powering the Democrats’ 2018 Hopes, Politico

Bipartisan Bill Would Let Some Feds Boost Their Pensions, for a Price, Government Executive

GAO Improperly Distributed Overtime for Some; New Move to Disclose Federal Bonuses, Government Executive

Report: VA missed background checks for thousands of employees, Military Times

The Trump Administration’s Gender Gap Is Both Broad and Deep, Government Executive

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