News You Can Use: 06/30/17

National Security  

US demands more security on international flights to US, Military Times

Federal Agencies Promise ‘Professional, Organized’ Implementation of Trump’s Travel Ban, Government Executive

On the Supreme Court’s travel ban decision, Brookings

Time for the Pentagon to Overhaul Drone Management, New Report Says, Defense One

I Could Kill You with a Consumer Drone, Defense One

US not seeking death for Guantanamo detainee in Bali bombing, Associated Press

Nikki Haley worries Iran will give nuclear weapons to terrorists, Washington Examiner

The FBI’s Role in National Security, Defense One

America’s Military: Overcommitted and Underfunded, The Atlantic

Why Congress and the Pentagon Should Bypass Trump’s Defense Spending Bill, Defense One

Pentagon plan to defeat ISIS looks very much like Obama’s approach, The Washington Post

Cherry Picking Intelligence For War in the Middle East? Here We Go Again, Defense One


Writing the Rules of Cyberwar, The Atlantic

Hacks Raise Fear Over N.S.A.’s Hold on Cyberweapons, The New York Times

What is needed to split NSA and Cyber Command?, C4ISR Net

9 Ways To Declare Independence From Hacking, Nextgov

NIST Cyber Advisers Anxious Over Auditing Agencies, Nextgov

Ukraine Police Say This is the Source of Tuesday’s Massive Cyber Attack, Defense One

Deception: An Underrated Tool In The Fight Against Cyberattacks, Nextgov

Congressman Renews Concerns About Mar-A-Lago Cybersecurity, Nextgov

Trump aides enlist Israel in ‘holding nations accountable’ for cyberattacks, Defense News

Officials: Controversial Surveillance Las Helped Stop Smartphone Attack, Nextgov

Public Health

How would the Senate’s health care bill affect individual market premiums?, Brookings

VA to open emergency rooms to ‘bad paper’ vets on July 5, Military Times

How a Local Drug Diversion Program Is Trying to Break the Cycle of Addiction in Massachusetts, Route Fifty

Veterans Helped By Obamacare Worry About Republican Repeal Efforts, NPR

The American Military Declares War on Sprawl, Defense One

OB-GYNs Give Women More Say In When They Have Mammograms, NPR

Play of the Day: Trump’s Potential Health Care ‘Surprise’, Government Executive

Education At Home & Abroad

Federal Work-Study: Past its prime, or ripe for renewal?, Brookings

Educating Afghanistan’s Youth Is the Only True Solution to Terrorism, Defense One

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The Danger of Yemen’s Secret Prisons, The Atlantic

United States, Gulf Allies, Must Own Up to Their Role in Yemen’s Human Rights Abuses, The Progressive

Conflict Minerals: The Dark Side of the Digital Age Electronics Boom, The Cipher Brief

Pentagon Admits Major Investigation Flaw: They Rarely Talk to Air Strike Witnesses or Victims, Just Security

South Korea: Seek Help for North Korean Refugees in China, Human Rights Watch

They’re killing babies and torching villages: Who is behind the Democratic Republic of Congo’s ugly new war?, Los Angeles Times

Government & Military Personnel

As Trump Budget Cuts Loom, Feds Adjust Their Training, Government Executive

House Panel Appears to Accept Trump’s Proposed 1.9 Percent Civilian Pay Hike, Government Executive

Lawmakers reject new plan to make women register for military drafts, Military Times

Trump Administration Looks to Give Federal Employees Fewer Opioids, Government Executive

House Republicans Express Concern With Trump’s Proposed Federal Retirement Program Cuts, Government Executive

Would GI Bill changes affect military recruitment?, Military Times

Agency Jobs Watch: One Agency Confirms It Isn’t Offering Buyouts Next Year, Government Executive

Can Congress Legislate Morale Improvements?,


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