News You Can Use: 07/11/17

National Security  

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say, The New York Times

The Spies of the ‘Five Eyes’ Need to Speed Up Intel-Sharing, Defense One

Trump’s Budget Would Leave U.S. Ports Open to Nuclear Threat, Foreign Policy

Report: Army improperly tracked sarin, other chemical agents, Army Times

North Korea has tested an ICBM. Now what?, Brookings

Spooked by North Korea, Lawmakers Resurrect an Old Missile-Defense Idea, Defense One

How Homeland Security Spent Millions on a Nonexistent Service, Government Executive

White House Limits Pentagon on Afghan Troop Level, The Wall Street Journal

Justice Department Reviewing Defenses of 10 ‘Sanctuary’ Jurisdictions’, Route Fifty

Mosul: What the Decade’s Largest Battle Says About the Future of War, Defense One

McMaster touts Syrian cease-fire as ‘important step’ in combating terrorism, Politico

Trump Gave the Military More Power, But Here’s What Really Concerns Us, Defense One


The business of national cybersecurity, Fifth Domain Cyber

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks, The Washington Post

Former NATO Commander: Alliance Needs to Take Cyber Fight to Russia’s Door, Defense One

Trump backtracks on U.S.-Russia cyber unit, says it cannot happen, Reuters

Mnuchin: Russian cybersecurity partnership talks a ‘significant accomplishment’ for Trump, The Hill

DOD Won’t Automatically Encrypt External Emails Until 2018, Nextgov

Watch Ukrainian National Police raid company at center of global cyberattack, Fifth Domain Cyber

For Sale: Artificial Intelligence That Teaches Itself, Defense One

Public Health

New CDC Report: Opioid Prescriptions Are Declining, But Major Variations Exist Among Counties, Route Fifty

A what-works approach to the opioid crisis, Brookings

Traumatic brain injury in veterans: Differences from civilians may affect long-term care, Science Daily

Postal Service Busted Up A Billion-Dollar Drug Problem With Data, Nextgov

Is America Talking About Opioids the Wrong Way?, Governing

Polling Spotlight: No good news for GOP in the latest health care opinion polls, Brookings

Education At Home & Abroad

Why 18 States Are Suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Syria Stalls U.N. Investigation Into Chemical Weapons Attack, Foreign Policy

Venezuela using lethal violence as a state policy to strangle dissent, Amnesty International

122 countries adopt global treaty banning nuclear weapons, AFP

Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, Human Rights Watch

Is It Still a Muslim Ban if Christian Refugees Are Punished?, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Your Money and Your Life Insurance, Government Executive

Veteran unemployment rises again in June, Military Times

VA Becomes the First Federal Agency to Publicly Post All Major Disciplinary Actions, Government Executive

Government Warms to Continuous Monitoring of Personnel With Clearances, Government Executive

Audit: DHS’ Human Capital System Still In Bad Shape, Nextgov

Why Innovation Programs Should Target Middle-Aged Bureaucrats, Government Executive

Beyond the monthly jobs report: Putting faces to the numbers, Brookings

Lawmakers Aim to Restrict Use of Lowest-Price Contracts, Government Executive

The Right Thing Is Also the Hard Thing in Federal Contracting, Government Executive

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