News You Can Use: 07/18/17

National Security  

Trump’s Incredible Shrinking Border Wall, The Atlantic

Government debates need for military Space Corps, The Hill

In memo, Trump administration weighs expanding the expeditated deportation powers of DHS, The Washington Post

The Trump Administration Doesn’t Want a Winner for Its Wall Competition, Foreign Policy

Mattis on 2018 Budget: ‘We Have Got to Get a Bill Passed’, Defense One

Trump’s Dept. of Homeland Security budget would dramatically cut counterterrorism programs, report says, The Washington Post

Chinese spy ship lurks off coast of Alaska during missile defense test, CNN

The ‘Blackwater 2.0’ Plan for Afghanistan, The Atlantic

Rightsizing expectations: U.S. policy options for Afghanistan, Brookings

UAE orchestrated hacking of Qatari government sites, sparking regional upheaval, according to U.S. intelligence officials, The Washington Post

DHS Spent Millions on Conferences It Didn’t Report, Government Executive

Abort The Space Corps On The Launchpad, Breaking Defense

Small drones still posing big problem for US Air Force bases, Defense News


How A U.S. And Russian Cybersecurity Partnership Could Work, Nextgov

The US Must Fix ‘A Failure of Deterrence’ in Cyber: Panel, Defense One

Why cyber capabilities are more important than strategy, FCW

Cyberwarfare has taken a new turn. Yes, it’s time to worry, The Washington Post

House votes to require Pentagon to report Russian cyberattacks, The Hill

House Boosts Cybercom Budget But Cuts NIST Funds, Nextgov

Intel bill directs report on cyber-vulnerability disclosure process, C4ISR Net

US Army Looking to Integrate Network Soldiers with Tactical Units, Defense One

White House leaves door open to U.S.-Russia cyber ‘dialogue’, Politico

Public Health

Kevlar for the Mind: 4 tips to fight back when anxiety attacks, Military Times

On the challenges facing the Senate health care bill, Brookings

Bill That Could Offer Boost to Drinking Water Systems Advances in U.S. House, Route Fifty

Trump suggests Republicans will let ACA market collapse, then rewrite health law, The Washington Post

Education At Home & Abroad

When Education Is Hijacked by War, The New York Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

The World Bank’s Investment in Forced Labor, Human Rights Watch

Iraq collectively punishing Islamic State families: rights group, Reuters

It could take more than a decade to clear Mosul of explosives, U.S. officials say, The Washington Post

Russia: Assault on Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Watch

Tillerson to Shutter State Department War Crimes Office, Foreign Policy

Will Human Rights Still Be Protected After UK Brexit?, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Lawmakers Introduce Major GI Bill Expansion, Government Executive

No expiration date for ‘beefed up’ GI Bill benefits under new proposal, Military Times

OPM to Implement Leave Changes for Agencies, Government Executive

A Playbook for User-Centered Hiring, Route Fifty

Weighing Your Life Insurance Options, Government Executive

Lawmakers Task Trump Administration With Overhauling Federal Hiring, Government Executive

More Than 400 Charged in Largest Ever Federal Health Care Fraud Bust, Government Executive

House kills proposed ban on transgender surgery for troops, 209-214, Defense News

The Most Hated Job In Government, Government Executive

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