News You Can Use: 08/03/16

National Security

Despite Objections, Pentagon Takes Step Toward Buying New Nuclear Weapons, Government Executive

What to do when containing the Syrian crisis has failed, Brookings

FBI Employee Pleads Guilty to Being Illegal Chinese Agent, ABC News

US Nuclear Bomb Is Cleared For Production Engineering, Defense News

FBI Director Lauds Whistleblowers’ Role in Culture of ‘Humility’, Government Executive


U.S. weighs dangers, benefits of naming Russia in cyber hack, Reuters

DIA cyber officer profiles global threat actors, C4ISR Net

Public Health

CDC issues a travel advisory to Florida, which has 10 new cases of Zika, The Washington Post

Zika strikes overseas U.S. troops, Military Times

Public-Private Partnership to Advance Antibiotics, Rapid Diagnostics, Philanthropy News Digest

Department of State TechCamp in Bogota Helps Regional Partners Fight Zika, State Department

Foundations Combine Forces to Improve Health Care, Reduce Costs, Philanthropy News Digest

Coup in Turkey

Pentagon’s top general seeks to cool anti-American sentiment in Turkey, The Washington Post

These Charts Show The Generals Erdogan Has Purged, Foreign Policy

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Russian Military Helicopter Is Shot Down in Syria, Killing 5, The New York Times

Rescuers say toxic gas dropped on Syrian town where Russian helicopter shot down, Reuters

Why Did Russia Send ‘The Terminator’ on a Humanitarian Mission in Syria?, The Daily Beast

Religious Extremism in Africa, State Department

Killing Fields in the Egyptian Desert, Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

TSP Funds Bounce Back in July, Government Executive

Active-Duty Personnel Must Remain Apolitical, Nonpartisan, Dunford Says, DoD News

How Do You Do a Start-Up in the Government?, Government Executive

SMA: Army needs female soldiers to step up for combat jobs, Army Times

Keeping Our Covenant With America’s Veterans, Task & Purpose

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