News You Can Use: 05/12/17

National Security

Comey’s Firing Came as Investigators Stepped Up Russia Probe, The Wall Street Journal

Security Clearance Bureau Making Progress But No Timeline To End Backlog, Nextgov

Military brass defend State Department against White House budget ax, Defense News

Condoleezza Rice: ‘We have to call’ out radical Islamic terrorism ‘by name’, Washington Examiner

Justice interviewing candidates for acting FBI director post, Federal Times

Acting FBI director vows to inform congressional committee if White House tries to upend Russia probe, The Washington Post

Diplomacy with North Korea Can Work, Defense One

Yes, we do have a way to deal with North Korea, Politico

The Knives Are Out for Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Foreign Policy

Trump Advisers Call for More Troops in Afghanistan, Government Executive


Trump Releases Long-Delayed Cyber Order, Nextgov

McCain refocuses his Obama cyber criticisms onto Trump, The Hill

Intelligence Leaders Are Practically Begging Trump to Condemn Russian Hacking, Defense One

Why going small is not always the best cyber strategy, Fifth Domain Cyber

US tipped France to Russian election hacking, says Cyber Command chief, Defense News

Public Health

Even if the AHCA Doesn’t Prevail, States Can Still Pursue Their Own Health Care Reforms, Route Fifty

Effects of the Medicaid per capita cap included in the House-passed American Health Care Act, Brookings

Study: Side effects emerge after approval for many US drugs, ABC

Yemen’s cholera outbreak kills 51 people in two weeks: WHO, Reuters

Education At Home & Abroad

Mixed Views on Higher Ed, Inside Higher Ed

Could education innovation actually thrive through the federal government?, Washington Examiner

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US: Detention Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health, Human Rights Watch

Indonesia’s courts have opened the door to fear and religious extremism, The Guardian

Putting Child Rights at the Heart of Climate Talks, Human Rights Watch

The US Paid Some Musicians To Tackle Terrorism In Kenya — Then They Fled To Europe, Buzzfeed

Saudi Arabia: ‘Unofficial’ Guardianship Rules Banned, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

A Straightforward Assessment of Federal Pay and Benefits is Badly Needed, Government Executive

Public Service: A Career with Purpose, Government Executive

Retirement Requests Drop, Union Lobbies Ivanka Trump for Paid Parental Leave and More, Government Executive

Bipartisan Senate Group Unveils New Bill to Speed Up VA Firing, Bonus Recoupment, Government Executive

Failure to adjust: The case of auto-IRA, Brookings

Is There Still A Hiring Freeze?,


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