News You Can Use: 08/07/18

National Security

5 Unanswered Questions About Space Force, Defense One

How Trump Radicalized ICE, The Atlantic

DoD To Send 200 Soldiers To Fight Wildfires As Western States Burn, Task & Purpose

The US Military Just Partially Banned Geolocatable Cellphones. That’s a Start., Defense One

Taxpayers at Risk of Overpaying for an Ineffective Border Wall, Government Executive

Trump administration not ‘starry-eyed’ about North Korea denuclearization, John Bolton says, Washington Examiner

China hails a ‘successful’ test of a new hypersonic weapon that could slip a nuke past US defenses, Business Insider

Pompeo says North Korea will set denuclearization timeline, CBS

After Rand Paul meeting, Russian lawmakers agree to Washington visit, Politico

Legal Marijuana in Oregon Hasn’t Curbed Illegal Trafficking, Report Says, Route Fifty

Venezuela Attack Highlights Vulnerability to Drone Assassins, Bloomberg

Stealthier Tanks Are On The Way, Defense One


In contemporary warfare, cyber trumps nukes, Fifth Domain

German cyberwarriors assert right to ‘hack back’ when attacked, Fifth Domain

Identifying the Cyberattack Patterns and Doing the Easy Stuff, Nextgov

The answer to military cyber may be robust networks, C4ISR Net

Can Cyber Command overcome its staffing shortage?, Fifth Domain

Here’s the full text of Mike Pence’s cybersecurity speech, Fifth Domain

Congress offers millions in budget to cyber-harden missile defense systems, Defense News

Public Health

Genetic Tests Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Some Types Of Insurance, NPR

Tricare customers have ‘increasing dissatisfaction,’ skip treatment because of costs, survey says, Stars and Stripes

Babies Who Seem Fine At Birth May Have Zika-Related Problems Later, Study Finds, NPR

Researchers Are Still Counting the Dead From Hurricane Maria, Route Fifty

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

They Came, They Killed, They Destroyed And It Will Happen Again, Forbes

Foreign assistance in the ‘America First’ era, Brookings

Islamic State Commander Accused of Rape Surrenders, Voice of America

Lawyers defending immigrant children in detention are relying on a court case from the 80s, The Conversation

Government & Military Personnel

Behind the Move to Cut Federal Benefits, Government Executive

Pentagon’s Spouse Scholarship Site Still Down After Server Failure,

Government Still Owes Money to Feds Deployed to Hurricane Response Last Year, Government Executive

Federal Retirement Claims Up Nearly 16 Percent So Far in 2018 Over the Same Period Last Year, Government Executive

Pentagon Prohibits Personnel From Using GPS Services in All ‘Operational Areas’, Nextgov

What Managers Want in Civil Service Reform, Government Executive

Reshaping and Reenergizing the Federal Workforce, Government Executive

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