News You Can Use: 05/05/17

National Security

Who Is In Charge of US National Security?, Defense One

Tillerson Points to Shift in U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities, The Wall Street Journal

US sought names of 1,934 Americans in intelligence reports, Military Times

SpaceX launches classified spy satellite for US Department of Defense, The Christian Science Monitor

Army network strategy evolving beyond counterinsurgency, C4ISR Net

Crowdsourcing disaster response, C4ISR Net

Trump aide lays out ‘disruptive’ approach on eve of Mideast talks, Reuters

Democrats push law to limit Trump’s use of nuclear weapons, The Washington Times

Trump and Putin Agree to Seek Syria Cease-Fire, The New York Times

State Department Issues Europe Travel Alert, Voice of America

House Armed Services Committee Looking At 25-30 Year Pace For Reaching 355 Ship Navy, USNI News


A typical day of attack or ‘an episode’: How DISA battles cyberthreats, C4ISR Net

How a Fake Cyber Statistic Raced Through Washington, Nextgov

Navy: Cyber resilience also means having a plan to operate without a network, C4ISR Net

House Panel Passes Bill Requiring Federal Cyber Guidance For Small Businesses, Nextgov

Training a force to operate in cyberspace, C4ISR Net

For Russia And U.S., Uneasy Cooperation On Cybercrime Is Now A Mess, Radio Free Europe

Public Health

GOP Passes Its Health Care Bill At Long Last, But Still A Long Way To Go, NPR

Florida Gov. Scott Declares Opioid Epidemic a Public Emergency, Route Fifty

Vietnam vet helps other veterans get access to dental care, Military Times

Allowing states to define “essential health benefits” could weaken ACA protections against catastrophic costs for people with employer coverage nationwide, Brookings

More physical activity among children will save America billions, Stat

Education At Home & Abroad

How the quality of school lunch affects students’ academic performance, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Preventing genocide shouldn’t be a partisan issue, The Hill

Philippines: UN Members Should Denounce Killings, Abuses, Human Rights Watch

What Do Syrians Want Their Future to Be?, Foreign Affairs

Echoes of the Past: Syria, Chemical Weapons, and Civilian Targeting, War on the Rocks

US Turning Away Asylum Seekers at Mexican Border, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Defense Ends Civilian Hiring Freeze, But Will Review ‘Necessity’ of Vacant Positions, Government Executive

Tillerson to Staff: ‘Approach This Effort With No Constraints on Your Thinking’, Foreign Policy

VA will look at military’s health records system, but won’t commit, Military Times

How Do State and Local Programs Fare in the Fiscal 2017 Federal Spending Deal?, Route Fifty

US Military: Sexual Assault in the Ranks Is Less Prevalent, and Better Reported, Defense One


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