News You Can Use: 07/14/17

National Security  

How a U.N. treaty on nuclear weapons makes international security policy more inclusive, Brookings

What Comes After ISIS?, Foreign Policy

Perry: Hacking threat to US nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing, Fifth Domain Cyber

Why Mexican Security is Crumbling – and How That Matters Here, The Cipher Brief

We Need to Focus on Space; We Don’t Need a ‘Space Corps’, Defense One

Trump Navy secretary nominee: Climate change is real and poses a threat, The Hill

SASC poised to vote five DoD nominees out of committee, Defense News

The New Nuclear Triad, The Cipher Brief

Is the U.S. Ready for an Arctic Oil Spill?, World Policy Blog

Examining the Problem of Visa Overstays: Need for Better Tracking and Accountability, Department of Homeland Security

Ceasefire or No, U.S. and Russia Remain ‘A Second or Two Away’ from Accidental War Over Syria, Government Executive


DoD sends industry its cyber wish list, Fifth Domain Cyber

End-To-End Encryption Is Key To Securing Government Databases, Nextgov

NIST pulling together best practices for boosting federal cyber workforce, Fifth Domain Cyber

NATO’s Ducaru on Cyber: ‘Complacency Has No Place in Our Approach’, Defense & Aerospace Report

2 Years After Massive Breach, OPM Isn’t Sufficiently Vetting IT Systems, Nextgov

Which countries are most exposed to cyber threats, surveillance?, Fifth Domain Cyber

Country With World’s Best Cybersecurity Is Planning New Law To License Hackers, Nextgov

Donald Trump’s ‘Impenetrable Cybersecurity’ Is Pure Fantasy, The Atlantic

Here’s Why A U.S.-Russia Cyber Working Group Could Do Some Good, Nextgov

Public Health

‘Living Drug’ That Fights Cancer By Harnessing Immune System Clears Key Hurdle, NPR

How the BCRA would impact enrollee costs, according to your age, Brookings

Pentagon secretly tested chemical weapons on US troops. Vets demand to know the cost, McClatchy

Competing plans deal Senate health-care push a surprise setback, The Washington Post

Education At Home & Abroad

Ladders, labs, or laggards? Which public universities contribute most, Brookings

The ‘word gap’ and one city’s plan to close it, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

At Any Cost: The Civilian Catastrophe in West Mosul, Iraq, Amnesty International

Venezuela has two tough options—only one provides hope, Brookings

Brazil: Zika Epidemic Exposes Rights Problems, Human Rights Watch

Iraq collectively punishing Islamic State families: HRW, Reuters

Qatar: Isolation Causing Rights Abuses, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Would More Generous Buyouts Trigger Long-Rumored Retirement Wave?, Government Executive

Navy secretary nominee open to base closures, women in combat roles, The Hill

Staff Cuts and Budget Increases Are Both on Tap for 2019, Government Executive

Expanded ‘forever’ GI Bill poised for quick action in Congress, Stars and Stripes

Restore GI Bill benefits for veterans with career-ending PTSD, Military Times

White House Objects to Ban on New BRAC in Defense Bill, Government Executive

The Army’s hottest jobs: How to get into the MOS you want and make the big bucks, Army Times

CIA Director Calls Morale ‘Spectacularly High’ Despite Trump Criticism, Government Executive

Trump’s Trolls Are Waging War on America’s Civil Servants, Foreign Policy

Lawmakers, VA Eye More Civil Service Reforms After New Firing Law, Government Executive

House panel advances amendment blocking Pentagon funding for gender transition, The Hill

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