News You Can Use: 04/06/18

National Security

Some Rare Praise for Trump’s National Security Purge, Politico

Weak White House email domain security ‘poses a national security risk’: Study, Washington Examiner

Outgoing national security advisor H.R. McMaster blasts U.S. inaction on Russia, Los Angeles Times

New details on Trump’s troop deployments to the Mexican border, Military Times

Trump’s push to militarize the US-Mexico border could repeat a costly Obama failure, Quartz

Pentagon says it’s looking at ways to ‘expand’ border duties, Military Times

President Trump is right: Withdrawing from Syria strengthens US security, CNBC

Trump Reverses, Says He’ll Keep US Troops in Syria, Defense One

The Word That Could Help the World Avoid Nuclear War, The New York Times


The Next NSA Chief is More Used to Cyberwar than Spy Games, Wired

Here’s What Government Gets Wrong About Bug Bounties, Nextgov

4 ways to deliver tactical cyber to the battlefield, Fifth Domain

Will the U.S. Ever Switch From Cyber Defense to Offense?, Route Fifty

Hackers unleashed on Pentagon, again, Fifth Domain

More universities to offer Hacking for Defense program, Fifth Domain

Public Health

How The NRA Worked To Stifle Gun Violence Research, NPR

New Momentum for Addiction Treatment Behind Bars, Route Fifty

Surgeon General Urges More Americans To Carry Opioid Antidote, NPR

Ineffective Treatment Often Prescribed For Lower Back Pain, Report Says, NPR

Grindr defends HIV-related data sharing, BBC

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Martin Luther King’s Human Rights Legacy, Human Rights Watch

Advice To Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries, NPR

No Justice for Chechnya’s Anti-Gay Purge Victims, Human Rights Watch

Syria: A Year On, Chemical Weapons Attacks Persist, Human Rights Watch

What’s happening to the world income distribution? The elephant chart revisited, Brookings

Government & Military Personnel

U.S. Diplomats Stuck in Medical Limbo, Foreign Policy

Unintended Tax Reform Fallout Creating ‘Potentially Ruinous’ Bills for Thousands of Feds, Government Executive

Pay Changes for Defense Civilians, a Request for a Time and Attendance Study, and More, Government Executive

ICE is moving to deport a veteran after Mattis assured that would not happen, The Washington Post

Trump Looks to Slash Agency Budget Increases He Just Signed Into Law, Government Executive

Air Force Expands Free Kid Care Program for Deployed Families,

OPM Director Offers New Hints at Civil Service Reform in Welcome Message, Government Executive

Vets group wants acting VA secretary out, calling his assignment a legal worry, Military Times

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