News You Can Use: 06/29/18

National Security

It’s (Mostly) Not FEMA’s Fault, The Atlantic

National Security Adviser Bolton Arranging A Summit Between Trump And Putin, NPR

US border agents hacked their “risk assessment” system to recommend detention 100% of the time, Quartz

DHS wants 2,000 beds on military bases in next 45 days to house detained immigrants, Military Times

Pentagon Intelligence Chief: Russia And China Will Have Weapons in Space ‘In the Near Future’, Defense One

NSA deletes years of call records, says it exceeded legal limit, Washington Examiner

Oil Geopolitics and Iran’s Response, Council on Foreign Relations

‘Underground’ May Be the U.S. Military’s Next Warfighting Domain, Defense One

US Army’s interim short-range air defense solution crystallizes, Defense News

Trump picks Navy veteran as top counterterrorism official, The Associated Press

Applications to Border Patrol Spiked in Trump’s First Year in Office, Government Executive

A “quiet and thoughtful” border patrol agent has been tapped to lead ICE, Quartz


Can Congress salvage a broken cyber strategy?, Fifth Domain

Banning Software Isn’t the Route to Cybersecurity, Nuclear Security Agency Official Says, Nextgov

Controversial ‘hack back’ debate undecided after new details, Fifth Domain

Only 6 Non-Federal Groups Are Sharing Cyber Threat Data with DHS, Nextgov

All the services get new cyber commanders, Fifth Domain

Council publishes ‘one-stop shop’ for cyber leadership roles, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Opioid-Makers Cut Back On Marketing Payments To Doctors, NPR

VA secretary nominee promises more medical choices for vets, but not privatization, Military Times

White House wants to cut this public health service corps by nearly 40 percent, The Washington Post

It Was The Water, FDA Says Of Romaine E. Coli Outbreak That Killed Five, NPR

New Website Allows Washington State Residents to Research Health-Care Costs, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Preventing crimes against humanity in the US, The Associated Press

Against Big Philanthropy, The Atlantic

The ‘Rules Of War’ Are Being Broken. What Exactly Are They?, NPR

Public Hanging Won’t End Child Sexual Violence in Pakistan, Human Rights Watch

Watchdogs Investigate Homeland Security, HHS Handling of Separated Migrant Children, Government Executive

Violence drives immigration from Central America, Brookings

Why We’ve Filed a Lawsuit Against a US Federal Law Targeting Sex Workers, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Senators Look to Give Trump Authority to Reform and Reorganize Government, Government Executive

Watch Out For TSP Tax Penalties, Government Executive

Expanded Access to Dental Insurance, Rising Participation in Blended Retirement and More, Government Executive

Supreme Court Union Ruling Could Energize Both Sides in Fight Over Civil Service Reform, Government Executive

VA Nominee Promises to Protect Against Privatization, Boost Pay for Some Employees, Government Executive

How Agencies Can Help Citizens Navigate the Maze of Information, Government Executive

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