News You Can Use: 08/24/18

National Security

China’s growing power is bringing military drills center stage in Asia, Quartz

What I Learned by Studying Militarized Policing, The Atlantic

Securing America’s Technological Advantage, The Cipher Brief

Stabilization Symposium Executive Report, Stabilization Symposium

Microsoft shuts down phishing sites, accuses Russia of new election meddling, ARS Technica

Senator Wants Update on FEMA Contracts Ahead of Hurricane Season, Government Executive

Trump’s Afghanistan War Plan Is Working Despite Recent Attacks, Outgoing Commander Says, Defense One

Some Modest Proposals for Defense Department Requirements Reform, War on the Rocks

Washington National Guard using wartime technology to help fight wildfires across PNW, KIRO 7

Military moving sea and air assets away from Hawaii as Hurricane Lane looms, Navy Times


How the Defense Department views China’s cyberthreat, Fifth Domain

Cyber Firm Defends DNC Hacking Alert That Turned Out to be a False Alarm, Nextgov

Who tried hacking a Democratic National Committee voter file?, The Associated Press

I Just Hacked a State Election. I’m 17. And I’m Not Even a Very Good Hacker., Politico

Why too much attention on foreign actors and voting machines can hurt cybersecurity, Fifth Domain

3 trends in the future of cyber conflict, C4ISR Net

Government’s Getting Faster at Sharing Unclassified Cyber Threat Indicators, Nextgov

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History, Wired

Public Health

Foster Parents Often Struggle To Find Doctors To Treat The Kids In Their Care, NPR

The UN’s Extreme Poverty Report: Further Evidence US Healthcare Is Divorced From Reality, The Health Care Blog

Public Health vs. Private Property in War on Lead, Pew Charitable Trust

The CDC Predicted An Opioid-Driven HIV Outbreak. Now They’ve Found One In Massachusetts., Buzzfeed

Long Before Facebook, The KGB Spread Fake News About AIDS, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

US to Cut Funding for UN Human Rights Office, The Associated Press

Four Years Ago – They Came, They Killed, They Destroyed – Now We Must Prevent, Forbes

How far will Myanmar go to cover up an atrocity?, The Washington Post

US, UK, France Vow to Act Against New Syria Chemical Attacks, Voice of America

Hospital Ship to Support Humanitarian Effort in Latin America, Department of Defense

Time for a full US withdrawal from the Yemen conflict, The Hill

Government & Military Personnel

The Army wants more male sexual assault survivors to file reports, Army Times

Guaranteed Paid Sick Leave for Contractors, and Changes to the Annual Charitable Giving Drive, Government Executive

State Department Deflects Lawmakers’ Complaint of Political Retaliation Against Career Employees, Government Executive

Would You Recommend the Government as an Employer?,

Labor Relations Board to Offer Buyouts, Early Retirement, Government Executive

Enlisted women more likely to suffer adverse mental health effects after combat injury, study finds, Military Times

Union protests privatization of US Postal Service, Federal Times

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