News You Can Use: 09/18/18

National Security

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month when world leaders gather? Why, and why not, The Associated Press

Security Brief: Russia Wraps Vostok Exercise; Taliban Experiments With Governance, Foreign Policy

Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States, United States Institute of Peace

Why Bolton’s Assault on the ICC Is Not in U.S. Interests, Just Security

Pentagon deploys thousands of troops as flooding from Florence worsens, Stars and Stipes

SpaceX: We’ll Consider Launching Space Weapons If Asked, Defense One

The Sixth Service: What the Reorganization of Special Operations Forces Can Teach Us About Space Force, War on the Rocks

Air Force Pushes Back on Pentagon’s First Blueprints for Trump’s Space Force, Defense One

No Silver Bullet: Assessing Light Attack Aircraft, The Heritage Foundation

NFL Security Chief Backs Bipartisan Drone Defense Bill, Roll Call


91 percent of hacks begin with an email, Fifth Domain

Homeland Security Invests $11.6 Million in Countering Large-Scale Internet Outages, Nextgov

Launching the cybersecurity moonshot, Fifth Domain

Here’s how the Army is grooming an elite cadre of (electronic) cyber soldiers, Fifth Domain

Army looks to build stronger tactical cyber teams, Fifth Domain

Understanding the Chinese Communist Party’s Approach to Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Public Health

Florence death toll swells as rivers rise, Military Times

To Manage Dementia Well, Start With The Caregivers, NPR

Mapping the Vulnerability of Human Health to Extreme Heat in the United States, Environmental Protection Agency

EPA Program to Monitor Asbestos in Schools Is Under-Resourced, Watchdog Says, Government Executive

Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevalent Among Minorities, NPR

Exclusive: U.N. Human Rights Experts Meet With Facebook on “Overly Broad” Definitions of Terrorist Content, Just Security

Toxic waste sites, military bases in Florence’s path under close EPA watch, Military Times

Congress Doesn’t Know Who’s in Charge of VA’s $10 Billion Health Records Overhaul, Nextgov

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Let’s agree that ‘preventing genocide’ is a bipartisan priority, The Hill

A/B Testing Foreign Aid, The Atlantic

Nigeria: Flawed Trials of Boko Haram Suspects, Human Rights Watch

North Korean Defector Protests Seoul’s Apparent Lack of Focus on Human-Rights Abuses, The Wall Street Journal

Facebook steps up efforts to tackle human rights abuses, CNet

UN Human Rights Body: Renew Mandate of Burundi Investigation, Human Rights Watch

Government & Military Personnel

How agencies can use leave policies during a hurricane, Federal Times

How 4,000 Federal Employees Are Assisting in Hurricane Florence Response, Government Executive

Military death benefits won’t be stopped by government shutdowns anymore, Military Times

TSP Board Approves 16 Percent Increase in Budget, Government Executive

Fed Pay Raises Rise From the Dead and Congress Says “Meh” to Trump’s Election Security Order, Nextgov

Female veterans push for eligibility for spouses to join American Legion Auxiliary, Military Times

Has the DOD-VA interagency office outlived its usefulness?, FCW

‘You can’t mistreat us’: Park Service volunteers push back, saying conditions are hostile and unsafe, The Washington Post

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