News You Can Use: 07/17/18

National Security

FEMA Acknowledges Flaws in Puerto Rico Post-Hurricane Effort, Government Executive

The Self-Inflicted Demise of American Power, Defense One

12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation, The New York Times

Trump Sides With the Kremlin, Against the U.S. Government, The Atlantic

Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks, The Associated Press

Behind the Scenes of Implementing Trump’s Border Hiring Surges, Government Executive

3 thoughts on hypersonic weapons from the Pentagon’s technology chief, Defense News

As Trump talks about reducing military missions, lawmakers still push to boost troop totals, Military Times

Nuclear arms race is an expected topic for Trump-Putin talks, The Associated Press

A No-Cost, No-Brainer of a Nuclear Deal, Defense One

Commerce Lifts Ban on U.S. Suppliers Selling to Chinese Firm ZTE, The Wall Street Journal

How Russia, China Use Nuclear Reactors To Win Global Influence, Defense One

Facial recognition technology: The need for public regulation and corporate responsibility, Microsoft


Intel official: Cyber threat warnings ‘blinking red’, The Associated Press

4 Big Ideas in the DNC Hacking Indictments, Nextgov

The public tools Russia allegedly used to hack America’s election, Fifth Domain

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems, The Associated Press

Public Health

A Surge In Meth Use In Colorado Complicates Opioid Recovery, NPR

Now in Sight: Success Against an Infection That Blinds, The New York Times

Bad Bugs: How the White House Is Stoking a World Public Health Crisis, Foreign Policy in Focus

The State Of The Affordable Care Act, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

They Don’t Make Helsinki Summits Like They Used To, The Atlantic

Egypt: Intensifying Crackdown Under Counterterrorism Guise, Human Rights Watch

Civilians at Risk: Threats and Drivers of Mass Atrocity in Mali, ReliefWeb

Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki might solve Syrian crisis, Al-Monitor

Thailand: Labor Abuses Persist in Fishing Fleets, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Multi-Agency Review Finds No Examples of Fraudulent Use of Government Charge Cards, Government Executive

National Guard making it easier for soldiers to access tuition benefits, Stars and Stripes

Pentagon Watchdog to Examine Sexual Harassment at Defense Schools, Government Executive

The Problem With Government Is Not the People, Government Executive

What should DARPA send to space? They want your suggestions, Defense News

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