News You Can Use: 05/01/18

National Security

Trump Again Threatens Shutdown Over Wall Funding, Government Executive

John Kelly talked Trump out of withdrawing US troops from South Korea, Military Times

Transcript: National security adviser John Bolton on “Face the Nation,” April 29, 2018, CBS

Mattis: No Indication Trump Wants To Withdraw From Afghanistan, Task & Purpose

Major combat operations against ISIS in Iraq have ended. What happens now?, Military Times

Beyond the State Sponsors List: Finding the Right Tools to Counter Russia, War on the Rocks

Government Leads Major Industries In Email Security, Nextgov

Diplomacy Without Diplomats, The Atlantic

Donald Trump Working on His Diplomatic Skills, Government Executive

‘Army Of None’: A Clear-Eyed Look At The Rise Of Autonomous Weapons, Task & Purpose

How many bombs have been dropped in Afghanistan?, Defense News


The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back, The New Yorker

A small agency’s framework of cyber standards has big role in cyber fight, Washington Examiner

House Russia report says major spy law has a cyber problem, Fifth Domain

Hey Army: Here’s A Damn Sensible Idea For The Future Of Cyber Warfare, Task & Purpose

Rep. Ruppersberger’s 7 steps for better cyber oversight, Fifth Domain

Can the Navy protect this ship from hackers?, Fifth Domain

House Appropriations Panel Should Step Up Cyber Oversight, Member Urges, Nextgov

Public Health

In Rural Areas Hit Hard by Opioids, a New Source of Hope, Route Fifty

Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden, NPR

The States Most and Least Prepared for Public Health Disasters, Route Fifty

VA’s next big problem: Key health care program is running out of money again, Military Times

When Inmates Need A Specialist, They Often See The Doctor By Video, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Anti-LGBT Bills in US States Could Derail Adoptions, Human Rights Watch

U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya, Reuters

How our education system undermines gender equity, Brookings

Russia: Assault on Internet Freedom, Cybersecurity, Human Rights Watch

Unaccompanied Children: DHS and HHS Have Taken Steps to Improve Transfers and Monitoring of Care, but Actions Still Needed, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Government & Military Personnel

TSP Funds Level Off After Months of Volatility, Government Executive

It’s Time to Fix an Unfair Federal Retirement Rule, Government Executive

Pentagon’s Focus on Sexual Assault Has Spurred Reporting, But Also Created ‘Training Fatigue’, Defense One

The Marine Corps had the highest increase in sexual assault reports among the services, Military Times

D.C.-Area Lawmaker Plans Bill to Protect Telework Programs, Government Executive

OPM Director: Expect ‘Full Court Press’ for Civil Service Changes, Government Executive

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