News You Can Use: 09/08/17

National Security  

Trump Homeland Security Advisor: Do We Really Need a Russia Desk?, Foreign Policy

Trump ends DACA — and pressures Congress to pass immigration reform, Politico

Homeland Security adviser urges congress to renew controversial surveillance power, Nextgov

Leadership Vacancies Have Slowed Security Clearance Reform, Officials Say, Government Executive

Top government official: Murderers, rapists getting interim security clearances, The Hill

Trump, Xi discuss North Korea as key nations split on strategy, Associated Press

Trump’s zigzagging approach to North Korea veers toward military operations, The Washington Post

Putin: Russia might expel another 155 US diplomats, Washington Examiner

U.S. to send 3,500 additional troops to Afghanistan, Reuters

How Technology Can Help Mitigate Hurricane Harvey-Like Disasters, Route Fifty

Trump Admin. Seeks U.N. Authorization to Use Military Force Against North Korean Smuggling Vessels, Foreign Policy

What the CIA’s Tech Director Wants from AI, Defense One

US Navy worked around its own standards to keep ships underway: sources, Defense News

Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Calls for Interagency Coordination, Government Executive


DHS offering more free cyber career training options for feds, Fifth Domain

Former State Dept. Cyber Coordinator Says It Was a Mistake to Close His Office, Defense One

Homeland Security puts up $8.6M for cutting-edge mobile app security, Nextgov

House panel advances measure to guard U.S. ports from cyberattacks, The Hill

Cyber alert: EU ministers test responses in first computer war game, Reuters

Dragonfly: Western energy sector targeted by sophisticated attack group, Symantec

Public Health

Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?, NPR

Rural Access to Obstetric Services Continues to Decline, Route Fifty

How the opioid epidemic has affected the U.S. labor force, county-by-county, Brookings

Houston Methadone Clinics Reopen After Harvey’s Flooding, NPR

Education At Home & Abroad

Americans Have Given Up on Public Schools. That’s a Mistake., The Atlantic

Betsy DeVos Signals A Pullback On Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement, NPR

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.N. Panel Faults Syria’s Military for Chemical Attack, The New York Times

Afghan civilians count cost of renewed US air campaign, The Guardian

U.S. sanctions South Sudan officials for allegedly enriching themselves amid civil war, famine, The Washington Post

Address election-related sexual violence, Daily Nation

Egypt: Torture Epidemic May Be Crime Against Humanity, Human Rights Watch

U.N. expects up to 300,000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar violence to Bangladesh, Reuters

Government & Military Personnel

Senate Attaches Shutdown-Avoiding Measure to Harvey Relief Bill, Government Executive

Feds Can Dip Into Retirement Accounts for Harvey Recovery, Government Executive

SEC warns of ‘investment scam artists’ targeting feds, Federal Times

There’s Reason For Optimism In Federal Personnel Management, Government Executive

DoD backs McCain-Reed proposal to close military bases, Defense News

Social Security Paid Disability Benefits to More Than 700 Deceased Veterans, Government Executive

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