News You Can Use: 06/16/17

National Security  

Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say, The Washington Post

After A Shooting, What Do Security Pros Do Behind Closed Doors?, Defense One

Trump puts U.S.-EU Privacy Shield at risk, Brookings

Protecting the Integrity of National Security Supply Chains, Government Executive

Army plans to field new system to keep communications open during disaster, Army Times

Comey associate says he turned over memos to the FBI, Politico

Is America Substituting Violence for Debate?, The National Interest

Why Virtual Currencies are a Potential Strategic Threat, The Cipher Brief

Sessions calls suggestion he colluded with Russia a ‘detestable lie’, Politico

It’s Getting Harder to Draw Lessons from Today’s Wars, Defense One

Trump Administration to Undocumented Immigrants: ‘You Should Be Worried’, Government Executive

ISIS drones are attacking U.S. troops and disrupting airstrikes in Raqqa, officials say, The Washington Post

At BALTOPS, It’s Back to Prepping for High-End Warfare, Defense One


Top threats to cyber defenders, according to a senior DISA official, C4ISR Net

Cybersecurity firms warn of easily modified malware that could cause power outages, Reuters

Spoofing a Government Website is Easier Than You Think, Nextgov

The NSA has linked the WannaCry computer worm to North Korea, The Washington Post

The Network’s Edge: Federal Cyber Leaders on Securing the Internet of Things, Government Executive

Cyber ‘beat cop’ needed to add context for SWAT teams, C4ISR Net

Alleged Latvian cybercriminal extradited to US in costly ‘scareware’ investigation, Fifth Domain Cyber

US seeks stronger international cyber defense partnerships, C4ISR Net

CIA’s Cloud is ‘Pretty Close’ to Invincible, CIO Says, Defense One

Public Health

Brain Cell Transplants Are Being Tested Once Again For Parkinson’s, NPR

DoD Safe Helpline Offers Specialized Support to Sexual Assault Victims, Department of Defense

Teens’ Use Of E-Cigarettes Drops For The First Time, CDC Says, NPR

Why Are Wealthier People More Likely to Be Diagnosed With Cancer?, Yahoo

Yemen cholera outbreak grows, with children bearing brunt, CNN

Education At Home & Abroad

Reset of Rules Aimed at For-Profits Begins, Inside Higher Ed

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The U.N.’s Tragic Inaction on Congo, The New York Times

U.N. Secretary-General Holds His Tongue on Human Rights Violations, Foreign Policy

Rights group criticizes use of white phosphorous against ISIS, Associated Press

Why Brazil Should Speak Out About Rights Abuse in Venezuela, O Globo

U.N. Notes ‘Staggering’ Loss of Civilian Life Caused by U.S.-led Strikes in Syria, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

What You Should Know (And Do) If Your Agency Is Downsizing,

DoD Launches Blended Retirement System Comparison Calculator, Department of Defense

State Retirement Initiatives Could Create Dilemma for Working Poor, Route Fifty

Major Civil Service Reform Bill Heads to Trump’s Desk, Government Executive

VA secretary backs off plan to cut elderly vets’ benefits, Military Times

Opinion: Transgender policy delay would mean return of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’, Military Times

There’s a Limit to Doing More With Less, And Many Feds Have Reached It, Government Executive

Government’s Catch 22 Performance Problem, Government Executive

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