News You Can Use: 08/15/16

National Security

Homeland Security Department Builds Ties to Middle-Eastern Police Group, Government Executive

DoD Releases Update of Manual Governing Defense Intelligence Activities, DoD News

Army’s ‘Mad Scientist’ Initiative Looks at Future Differently, DoD News


How the Government Is Waging Crypto War 2.0, Motherboard

Army wants more remote capabilities for defensive cyber, C4ISR Net

GSA Gets Thumbs Up on Cybersecurity Act Assessment, Nextgov

DARPA: Autonomous Bug-Hunting Bots Will Lead to Improved Cybersecurity, DoD News

Public Health

How Florida Is Battling Zika—and Apathy, Time

Mental Illness and Terrorism, Small Wars Journal

Federal Agencies Are Deploying Employees Around the Globe to Fight Zika, Government Executive

USAID Announces Initial Results of Grand Challenge to Combat Zika, USAID

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Sanctions must remain to end Iran’s human rights violations, The Hill

US: Candidates’ Stances on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch

Colombia: Sexual Violence By FARC Guerrillas Exposed, Human Rights Watch

Refugees from Boko Haram to get $37 million more in U.S. humanitarian aid, UPI

Russia declares daily cease-fires in Aleppo to allow humanitarian aid, Boston Globe

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at What It Takes to Deploy with the World’s Only International Volcano Response Team, USAID

Government & Military Personnel

Surprise Inspections Show VA Health Care Improvement Since Phoenix Scandal, Government Executive

Energy Department Steps Up Whistleblower Protections, Government Executive

Half of Americans Think Unions Have Too Much Political Influence, Government Executive

The Presidential Transition Should Include Civil Service Reform, Government Executive

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