News You Can Use: 08/04/17

National Security  

The world fears ISIS and climate change, says research center, Defense News

Attorney general says Justice Dept. has tripled the number of leak probes, The Washington Post

Democratic Lawmakers Protest Border Patrol Asylum Policies, Government Executive

Lindsey Graham Reveals the Dark Calculus of Striking North Korea, The Atlantic

How the Trump administration broke the State Department, Foreign Policy

White House Purging Michael Flynn Allies From National Security Council, The New York Times

Combating Homegrown Terrorism, Department of Homeland Security

If the FBI has your biometrics, it doesn’t have to tell you, Nextgov

It’s Long Past Time to Rethink US Military Posture in the Gulf, Defense One

Donald Trump Is Pushing America’s Special Forces Past the Breaking Point, Foreign Policy

How Trump’s White House Shakeup Will Affect DHS, Government Executive

US judge lifts order that halted 9/11 case at Guantanamo, Military Times

The Arctic Could Be the Next South China Sea, Says Coast Guard Commandant, Defense One

US to test launch unarmed ICBM from California, Associated Press


The Department of State needs a cyber coordinator now more than ever, Brookings

What do DoD officials think of splitting NSA/CYBERCOM dual hat?, C4ISR Net

GAO: keeping NSA and Cybercom together makes hacking tool leaks more likely, Nextgov

What is the Army doing to secure and defend its cyber terrain?, Fifth Domain Cyber

North Korean hackers came close to hacking Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, CyberScoop

Marines applying rapid acquisition in cyberspace, C4ISR Net

Public Health

Trump’s Opioid Commission Calls for a State of Emergency, The Atlantic

A Bipartisan Health Care Fix? Governors Have Some Ideas, Route Fifty

FDA OKs new drug to treat all forms of hepatitis C, Stat

Yemen on the brink of famine amid cholera epidemic, Al Jazeera

This County Would Have Seen Its Opioid Overdose Rate Double, Route Fifty

Education At Home & Abroad

Retaining minority teachers in schools where most of their colleagues are white, Brookings

Devos walks back controversial student loan contract, Nextgov

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

State Department and USAID employee survey shows how to redesign US foreign aid, Brookings

Venezuela is Imploding. These Citizens Were Desperate to Escape., Human Rights Watch

Top Venezuelan opposition leaders taken into custody amid fears of wider crackdowns, The Washington Post

‘Our Future Will Be Violent Extremism’, Foreign Policy

South Korea: Supreme Court Affirms LGBT Rights, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Is the civil service unbreakable?,

There’s No Proven Need for Trump’s Mandated Hiring Spree at Homeland Security, IG Says, Government Executive

How The FBI Could Get a New Headquarters, Government Executive

New GI Bill passes Senate, Military Times

OPM Offers a New Career Guide for Executives, Government Executive

Bill to Boost VA Hiring, Private Care Heads to Trump’s Desk, Government Executive

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