News You Can Use: 04/03/17

National Security

DHS Looks to Reboot Relationship with Election Officials, Defense One

To Save Peacekeeping From Trump’s Budget Ax, Will the U.N. Embrace Fighting Terrorism?, Foreign Policy

DoD weapons designer: Swarming teams of drones will dominate future wars, Defense News

Obama’s Dream of a Nuclear-Free World Is Becoming a Nightmare, Foreign Policy

Mosul shows difficulty of removing militants from urban areas, Military Times

DoD prepares for more advanced armed drones amid ISIS threat, C4ISR Net

Why You Can’t Shoot Terrorists With Lasers, Yet, Defense One

Trump Expands War Authorities to Target Militants in Somalia, Foreign Policy

US-led coalition adjusts tactics to counter Islamic State forcing civilians into targeted buildings, Stars and Stripes

Bob Corker: Trump’s State Department budget ‘goes in the waste basket’, Washington Examiner

Case of American kidnapped in Iraq reemerges, USA Today


Cyber Command looking to equip its cyber warriors, C4ISR Net

Cyber Changed War, But The Causes And Conduct Of Conflict Remain Human, The Huffington Post

Microsoft exec nabs DHS cyber post, C4ISR Net

NATO to seek bids for $3.2B in satellite, cyber security investments, Information Management

Ukrainian cybersecurity slowed by need to replace Soviet-era tech, C4ISR Net

Public Health

What Would Medicaid Expansion Mean for Kansas’ Rural Hospitals?, Route Fifty

Women Veterans changing VA care practices, ABC

Health governance capacity: Enhancing private sector investment in global health, Brookings

EPA sidestepped decision to tighten standards for lead levels, leaving communities adrift, Stat

New VA clinic to serve more veterans in west Phoenix, Military Times

Education At Home & Abroad

What do international students think of American schools?, Brookings

Education is Changing—It’s Time Assessment Caught Up, Stanford Social Innovation Review

Lessons from Ben Franklin: Using learning landscapes to rethink modern libraries, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Ukraine’s Underground AIDS-Treatment Railroad, Foreign Policy

Wrong Time for US to Leave UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights Watch

Iraqi and Syrian Civilians in the Crossfire, The New York Times

UN sends 3.5M emergency yellow fever vaccines to Brazil, ABC

There Are No Real ‘Safe Zones’ and There Never Have Been, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

What You Need to Know Before You Become a Whistleblower, Government Executive

‘The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,’ Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says, NPR

Is Trump Eliminating the White House Science and Tech Office?, Nextgov

Contractors Resist Push to Post Contracts Online, Government Executive

California Guard: Bonus repayment issues will be fixed by mid-summer, Army Times


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