News You Can Use: 07/31/18

National Security

Pentagon To Start Creating Space Force — Even Before Congress Approves It, Defense One

G.O.P. Faces Another Midterm Threat as Trump Plays the Shutdown Card, The New York Times

Satellite Imagery + Social Media = A New Way to Spot Emerging Nuclear Threats, Defense One

State Attorneys General Switch Focus to Disaster Preparation and Response, Route Fifty

Despite Trump’s assurances, states struggling to protect 2020 election, Politico

House easily passes $717B annual defense policy bill, The Hill

3D-printing guns in your home? A Texas company just got the green light to give you instructions, Military Times

‘We are fighting for information about war’: Pentagon curbs media access, Politico

New Emails Show What Happens When The Pentagon Has To Scramble To Catch Up To Trump, Buzzfeed

Trump Says He’d Meet Iran’s Rouhani Without Preconditions, Bloomberg

What the DoD can learn from the DHS CDM program, Fifth Domain


Russia’s Tiny Neighbor Prepares Its Cyber Revenge, Bloomberg

Hackers Target Senators, Political Parties Frequently, Shaheen Says, Roll Call

With hacking of US utilities, Russia could move from cyberespionage toward cyberwar, The Associated Press

Identity Theft Protection Service Accidentally Exposes Identities, Nextgov

The AI that protects DoD networks from zero-day exploits, Fifth Domain

Public Health

Hospitals Gear Up For New Diagnosis: Human Trafficking, NPR

Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic, Foreign Policy

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

A Spike In Liver Disease Deaths Among Young Adults Fueled By Alcohol, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Protecting religious freedom provides common ground for all, The Hill

Stint in Solitary Preceded Death in US Immigration Detention, Human Rights Watch

Reducing food insecurity among households with children is still a challenge for the United States, Brookings

We can prevent mass atrocities: It’s time for Congress to pass the Elie Wiesel Act, The Hill

Brazil: Decriminalize Abortion, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

The Civil Service is Becoming Fractured. Should We Care?,

How the Agencies With the Oldest Workforces Are Preparing for a Retirement Exodus, Government Executive

The Road Less Traveled: Both Sides Are Right About Professional Military Education, War on the Rocks

Bipartisan Bill Would Allow Federal Employees to Smoke Pot Where It’s Legal, Government Executive

A Contractor Knowingly Sold US Troops Defective Earplugs For Years. Now They’re Paying For It, Task & Purpose

FEMA Executive Ousted Over ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Government Executive

Remote delivery: MRE pizza coming soon to warfighter, U.S. Army

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