News You Can Use: 06/09/17

National Security  

Comey: ‘I Was Fired Because of the Russia Investigation’, The Atlantic

Trump’s pressure on Iran may be stoking sectarian tensions in the Mideast, The Washington Post

Everything we know about the Mueller probe so far, Politico

Without Trump’s Stalled Travel Ban, DHS Chief Not ‘Fully Confident’ of US Security, Defense One

The Mysterious Printer Code That Could Have Led the FBI to Reality Winner, The Atlantic

Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as next FBI director, The Washington Post

DHS Tests A Giant, Subway-Protecting Balloon, Nextgov

James Mattis’s Reassurance Tour Is Winning Admirers But Not Believers, Foreign Policy

Trump’s Selective Responses to Terror, The Atlantic

White House ices Russia war room idea, Politico

Shanahan formally nominated as deputy secretary of defense, Defense News

Iranian drone footage purportedly shows U.S. drone in its sights, Military Times

Cybersecurity

Complexity of developing a cyber defense strategy, Fifth Domain Cyber

Hacking Back Could Lead To Cyber Vigilantism, Lawmaker Says, Nextgov

DARPA exploring how to hunt for hackers on a global scale, Fifth Domain Cyber

NSA Report Shines Light on Russian Cyberattacks Targeting State and Local Elections Systems, Route Fifty

New series briefs rising government leaders on federal IT issues, Federal Times

Public Health

Veterans, lawmakers team up to treat PTSD with dogs, Fox

Polio outbreak is reported in Syria, WHO says, Stat

Nevada Lawmakers Approve ‘Medicaid for All’ Plan, Route Fifty

Coaching Overdose Survivors to Avoid the Next One, The Pew Charitable Trusts

CNN gets a rare look into Russia’s HIV epidemic, CNN

Education At Home & Abroad

Education Aid Eludes Countries That Need It Most, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

UNICEF: Children Used As Human Shields in Mosul, NBC

Iraq/US-Led Coalition: Weapons Choice Endangers Mosul Civilians, Human Rights Watch

Brazil Has Become a Gangland, Foreign Policy

Time for Tonga to End Child Marriage, Human Rights Watch

The climate crisis, Brookings

Malaysia: Health Ministry Propagates Harmful Anti-LGBT Myths, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Paid family and medical leave: An issue whose time has come, Brookings

CBO: Postal Reform Would Bring Cheaper Health Insurance Premiums to All Feds, Government Executive

States Can Play a Role In Addressing Child Abuse in Military Families, Route Fifty

VA reverses course on health records system, opting to follow DoD’s lead, Federal Times

Meet the seven military men and women training to be NASA’s next astronauts, Military Times

Trump’s VA Lays Out Plan to Boost Private Sector Care for Veterans, Government Executive

Beginning next week “News You Can Use” will move to Tuesdays and Fridays.


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