News You Can Use: 09/04/18

National Security

Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers, The New York Times

Homeland Security Lacks Reliable Data on Misconduct at Key Agencies, Government Executive

Why supply-chain threats call for urgent, cooperative action, Federal Times

FEMA Misses Hurricane Damage Reported on Twitter, Futurity

US alleges China is engaged in aggressive spy campaign on LinkedIn: Report, Washington Examiner

Military Believes Trump’s Afghan War Plan Is Working, but Spy Agencies Are Pessimistic, The Wall Street Journal

Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump., The New York Times

Brookings survey finds divided views on artificial intelligence for warfare, but support rises if adversaries are developing it, Brookings

James Clapper doesn’t know if he still has a security clearance, Washington Examiner

Sanctuary Cities Get a Win on Law Enforcement Grants, Route Fifty

National security veterans demand answers after candidate’s sensitive information released, Politico

Russia, US Are In a Military Exoskeleton Race, Defense One


Just like a hull breach, a cyberattack should take seconds to detect, Fifth Domain

Cyber Civil-Military Relations: Balancing Interests on the Digital Frontier, War on the Rocks

Our back-to-school cheat sheet for federal cyber, Fifth Domain

DARPA seeks transparency in cyber battle, Jane’s 360

Why the Five Eyes boosted intelligence sharing despite tension, Fifth Domain

Census Bureau Must Fix 3,100 Cyber Vulnerabilities Before 2020 Count, Nextgov

Public Health

‘Medicare for All’ Is a Fantasy, The Atlantic

Improving health care through occupational licensing reform, Brookings

When It Comes to Medical Marijuana, Veterans Often Have to Improvise,

Medicare Disadvantage, Government Executive

Panel: Doctors Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide, Foreign Policy

Venezuela: Refugee Crisis Requires Concerted Regional Response, Human Rights Watch

New Video Shows More Atrocities by Cameroon, A Key U.S. Ally in Drone Warfare, The Intercept

Rohingya: UN calls for Myanmar generals to be prosecuted for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity, Independent

‘I Was Lucky, I Was Only Raped By Three Men’ Says A Survivor Of Myanmar Genocide, Forbes

Before We Pay $250bn to ‘Rebuild Syria’, We Should Force Putin to Stop the Endless Death and Destruction, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

Trump intends to freeze federal pay for 2019, Federal Times

Why Trump’s Pay Freeze Move Shouldn’t Have Surprised Anyone, Government Executive

Behind the Move to Cut Federal Benefits, Government Executive

What happens now that veterans can file class-action suits against VA?, Military Times

Pentagon Still Faces Possible CR, Even Government Shutdown, Roll Call

Reshaping and Reenergizing the Federal Workforce, Government Executive

Troops beware: New security clearance rules could bite you, Military Times

Some Recently Fired VA Employees May Soon Be Reinstated With Back Pay, Government Executive

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