News You Can Use: 05/17/17

National Security

How historic would a $1 trillion infrastructure program be?, Brookings

Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office: officials, Reuters

Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss, The Guardian

Trump stokes fears of how he’d handle real crisis, Politico

This is why Trump’s loose tongue has compromised U.S. security, The Washington Post

CIA Opens a New Office To Watch North Korea, Defense One

How American Special Operators Gradually Returned to Somalia, Defense One

The White House Declares War on the Specter of Voter Fraud, Government Executive

FBI agents group endorses Mike Rogers for FBI director, Politico

Mattis Fills Key Executive Positions at the Pentagon, Government Executive

Tillerson: Trump weighs embassy move impact on Mideast peace, Military Times


The United States Is Not Ready for a Cyber-Pearl Harbor, Foreign Policy

Cybersecurity So Bad, It Makes You WannaCry, Nextgov

In Computer Attacks, Clues Point to Frequent Culprit: North Korea, The New York Times

Ransomware’s Aftershocks Feared as U.S. Warns of Complexity, The New York Times

Hill Leaders: You Need Us To Make The Cyber Executive Order Work, Nextgov

Lack of resilience led to lack of cyber strategy, says former DNI, C4ISR Net

What’s in the new executive order on cybersecurity?, Fifth Domain Cyber

Cyber Security Experts: Russia Disproportionately Targeted by Malware, Voice of America

Public Health

Cholera outbreak death toll in Yemen rises to 180: ICRC, Reuters

‘We were lucky’: 5 takeaways for US hospitals in wake of ransomware attack, Stat

The AHCA’s MacArthur Amendment: Unusual politics, unusual policy, Brookings

Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide, The Guardian

Brazil’s Zika Threat Remains, Human Rights Watch

Shame won’t solve the opioid crisis. Corporate dissembling only makes it worse, Stat

Education At Home & Abroad

Scenario for the Future of Education, Inside Higher Ed

Revamped “Anti-Science” Education Bills in U.S. Find Success, Scientific American

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

State Dept.: Assad using crematorium to hide atrocities, CNN

To Erdoğan and Trump: Don’t forget the Syrian refugees, Brookings

Saving the Lives of Women Raped in War, Human Rights Watch

Civilians, Peacekeepers Killed in CAR, Voice of America

Government & Military Personnel

Best for Vets: Employers 2017, Military Times

White House Sets June Deadline for Suggestions from Public on Revamping Government, Government Executive

Tell us: What do you want from the DoD retirement calculator?, Military Times

One Department Says Workforce Cuts Won’t Be Part of Its Reorganization, Government Executive

Trump’s promised hotline for veterans remains unfilled, Military Times


How to Nurture a Successful Mentor and Protégé Relationship, Government Executive

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