News You Can Use: 08/17/18

National Security

We Regret to Inform You That Russia Is (Probably) At It Again, The Atlantic

The Russian Threat You’re Not Hearing About, The Cipher Brief

Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents, Foreign Policy

Confucius Institute closed at US university amid concerns about Chinese influence on campuses, South China Morning Post

A night enforcing immigration laws on the US-Mexico border, The Conversation

Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate, The Associated Press

Consumer Drones Are Propaganda Tools, Not Killing Machines, Foreign Policy

Air Force vet facing ‘longest sentence’ ever for leaking to media, Fifth Domain

The start of new rules for autonomous weapons, C4ISR Net

GOP divide emerges over Trump’s Space Force, The Associated Press


When FISMA isn’t enough, Federal Times

America’s new intelligence research chief wants to predict cyberattacks. Can it work?, Fifth Domain

Trump, Seeking to Relax Rules on U.S. Cyberattacks, Reverses Obama Directive, The Wall Street Journal

Why open-sourced code can boost cybersecurity, Fifth Domain

US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security, The Associated Press

Building a Better Approach to Federal Cybersecurity, Government Executive

Trump has scrapped a 2012 policy on when to attack in cyberspace, Fifth Domain

Public Health

FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions, NPR

Scientists Race To Improve ‘Living Drugs’ To Fight Cancer, NPR

Dengue fever outbreak stopped by special mosquitoes, BBC

WHO Expects Ebola To Spread In Congo In Areas Too Dangerous To Send Workers, NPR

New Haven overdose: What is K2 weed alternative and how dangerous is the synthetic marijuana?, Independent

Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

America Is Committing War Crimes and Doesn’t Even Know Why, Foreign Policy

When Assad asks Syrians to come home, here’s what he really means, The Hill

Immigration activists fighting to abolish ICE have a bigger vision, The Conversation

The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn’t What You Think, Foreign Policy

Why immigrant children were housed on military bases, Military Times

Government & Military Personnel

The Most-Asked Federal Retirement Question, Government Executive

Being a Federal Employee, Simplified, Government Executive

These Agencies Have Lost the Most Workers Under Trump, Government Executive

Shutdown Advice for Contractors: If a Stop-Work Order Comes, Stop Work, Government Executive

One Quarter of Suspended Feds Have Been Suspended Before, Government Executive

A Rollback of Military Financial Protections, a Per Diem Increase for Feds, and More, Government Executive

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