News You Can Use: 07/28/17

National Security  

Unrest bubbles among Trump administration’s top foreign policy officials, Reuters

North Korea could cross the ICBM threshold next year, U.S. officials warn in new assessment, The Washington Post

Experts: North Korea’s missile was a ‘real ICBM’ – and a grave milestone, The Washington Post

Border Patrol official: Wall best utilized only in urban areas, Washington Examiner

Is an intel community reorg in the works?, C4ISR Net

Deter, Detect and Interdict: Technology’s Role in Securing the Border, Department of Homeland Security

Naval Research Laboratory explores autonomous UAVs, C4ISR Net

President says Iran will ‘respond’ if US missile law passes, Associated Press

The US Army’s Next Big 5 Must Be Capabilities, Not New Platforms, Defense One

Bringing back the draft, Military Times


The great cybersecurity bake off: the necessary ingredients, Nextgov

NATO Cyber Defence Centre names new director, Fifth Domain Cyber

US ‘approach to defending our country in cyberspace … is broken’, C4ISR Net

Ransomware ‘here to stay’, warns Google study, BBC

US Cyber Diplomacy Has Bigger Problems Than the Closure of its Coordination Office, Defense One

Here’s how DoD organizes its cyber warriors, Fifth Domain Cyber

House panel passes bills to reorganize DHS cyber team and collect zero-day info, Nextgov

Counties Are on the Front Lines of Cyber War, Defense One

3 priorities for Army’s cyber/EW aviation concept of operation, Fifth Domain Cyber

Public Health

Republicans’ wrong approach to tackling Medicaid, Brookings

House rejects plan to let VA doctors talk about marijuana, Military Times

PTSD disability claims by vets tripled in the last decade, Military Times

As Trump Pledges to Triple Private Care for Vets, Congress Struggles to Save VA Program, Government Executive

FDA is looking into drones for health inspections, Nextgov

Education At Home & Abroad

States bristle as DeVos and Department of Education critique their K-12 plans, PBS

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Somalia: Al-Shabab Forces Burn Villages, Human Rights Watch

Venezuela crisis: US imposes fresh sanctions in effort to stop rewrite of constitution, The Guardian

Iraq: US-Trained Forces Linked to Mosul War Crimes, Human Rights Watch

What Trump Needs To Learn From McCain: Respect Human Rights, WBUR

U.N. report accuses Saudi coalition of deadly migrant boat attack off Yemen, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

GAO Finds Phased Retirement Can Benefit Employees, Management, Government Executive

On the transgender military ban, Brookings

Lawmakers Advance Bills Regarding Official Time, TSP, VA Bonuses, Government Executive

Why BRAC Might Be Back, The National Interest

Rethinking Remote Work, Government Executive

Employee Misconduct: How Can FEMA Improve the Integrity of its Workforce?, Department of Homeland Security

Rethinking position classification,

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