News You Can Use: 07/21/17

National Security  

Trump suggests that more troops might be needed in Afghanistan, The Washington Post

Justice Department Takes Drug War To Dark Web Markets, Nextgov

Homeland Security Frustrates Some Who Want Action on Russian Hacking, Government Executive

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow, The Washington Post

Trump’s embrace of Russia making top advisers wary, Associated Press

Is Closing Guantanamo Still Conceivable?, The Atlantic

The Homeland Security Hiring Surge Trump and Republicans Aren’t Supporting, Government Executive

Advisory Group Prepping ‘Moonshot’ Plan to Fight Botnets, Defense One

Space Corps could ‘disrupt’ DoD capabilities, warns Selva, Defense News

US: Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down, Associated Press

Here’s What You Need To Know Now About U.S. Customs Searches Of Your Phone, Nextgov

Administration briefs Senate on progress against ISIS, The Hill

Trump to nominate Mark Esper as Army secretary, Washington Examiner

The Future of the Air Force, Defense One


Cyber Office Or Not, State Dept. Will Shape International Cyber Rules, White House Official Says, Nextgov

Is That Really You Typing? New DoD Tech Will Know, Nextgov

Tillerson to Shut Cyber Office in State Department Reorganization, Bloomberg

Cuts Proposed for Key Cybersecurity Agency, Defense One

Top Cyber Diplomat Stepping Down, Nextgov

Public Health

Missouri Will Finally Have A State-Level Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Route Fifty

Heat illness remains ‘significant threat’ to troops, despite warnings and guidance, Military Times

On the failed health care bill, Brookings

The GOP Health Care Plan Is Done… For Now, Government Executive

Education At Home & Abroad

Multiracial adolescents show no test score gap with whites, Brookings

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Tillerson to Shutter State Department War Crimes Office, Foreign Policy

Political Violence on the Rise in Zimbabwe, Human Rights Watch

Satellite images identify 47 mass grave sites in North Korea, South China Morning Post

Iran: Halt Drug-Related Executions, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

House GOP Takes Cue From Trump, Targets Federal Retirement, Government Executive

Should The Government Fire More People? And How Should They Do It?,

The Urgent Case for Reforming the Civil Service, Government Executive

A One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Civil Service Reform Won’t Work, Study Says, Government Executive

A User’s Guide To Getting Things Done in Government, Government Executive

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