News You Can Use: 06/13/17

National Security  

Sessions will testify in open hearing Tuesday before Senate Intelligence Committee, The Washington Post

Angus King: National security only reason for closed hearing, The Hill

The US Joins the Philippines in a Battle Against ISIS, The Atlantic

The Dark Architecture of National Security, City Lab

Federal appeals court upholds freeze on Trump’s travel ban, The Washington Post

The Roots of a Failing War Against Extremism, at Home and Abroad, War on the Rocks

Trump to nominate counterterrorism coordinator, The Hill

Accused leaker, an Air Force vet, ordered to remain jailed pending trial, Military Times

Can U.S. Spies Reinvent Themselves After the Russia Hacks?, Daily Beast

Is America Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria?, Defense One

Democrats begin to turn on DHS chief, Politico

Mattis Quietly Keeps Distance From Trump’s Most Divisive Moves, The New York Times


Automated Cybersecurity: Removing Humans from the Equation, Nextgov

New SEC enforcement chiefs see cyber crime as biggest market threat, Reuters

Lawmakers Want Notice When Pentagon Used Cyber Weapons, Nextgov

Russian has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research, The Washington Post

U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS, The New York Times

WannaCry Gives HHS’ Cyber Threat Center A Real-World Test, Nextgov

Potent malware targets electricity systems, AFP

Soldiers deter simulated tank assault with cyber, electronic warfare, Army Times

Public Health

Is Zika Still A Problem In Florida And The Caribbean?, NPR

10 questions Americans are—and should be—asking about the House-Passed AHCA and its projected impact, Brookings

It’s time to make it legal for Americans to order prescription drugs from abroad, Stat

Polio, Eliminated: As former CDC Directors we are optimistic that the complete eradication of the disease is close, Fox

When will the HIV prevention pill go generic? Teva won’t say, pointing to a confidential settlement, Stat

Education At Home & Abroad

Promises and pitfalls of online education, Brookings

3 observations on Trump’s education budget, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Russia: Children, Students Targeted after Protests, Human Rights Watch

Why foreign aid is critical to U.S. national security, Politico

One Step Closer to Ending Child Marriage in New York, Human Rights Watch

America’s mixed message on human rights, The New York Times

Government & Military Personnel

It’s time to focus on children of wounded warriors, experts say, Military Times

The Pentagon wants to sweeten retirement benefits for senior enlisted troops, Military Times

Trump Announces New Federal Office to Cut Government Waste, Government Executive

How The Influx Of Millennials Can Transform Your Workforce, Nextgov

Government Needs to Redefine the HR Function, Government Executive

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