News You Can Use: 01/02/17

National Security

Contentious presidential transition could threaten national security, Federal Times

Hacking Into Future Nuclear Weapons: US Military’s Next Worry, Nextgov

What to make of the NDAA’s latest DOD reorgs, FCW

Can DNA technology thwart military supply chain threats?, C4ISR Net

Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking, The New York Times

New DARPA radio transmitter could revolutionize battlefield communications, Military Times

DHS moves to dismantle visitor registry program, FCW

A new wild card in Afghanistan war: Russia, Christian Science Monitor


NK hackers could disable US Pacific Command: report, The Korea Herald

Russia and America’s Cyber Deterrence Dilemma, The National Interest

2016 in review: White House prioritizes cybersecurity policy, FedScoop

We’re living through the first world cyberwar – but just haven’t called it that, The Guardian

DHS, FBI release joint report on Russian cyberactivity, Washington Examiner

Amazon Has A Plan To Defend Drones From Hackers And Bow-And-Arrow-Wielding Troublemakers, Nextgov

Trump’s pick for Homeland Security adviser is a cybersecurity expert, FedScoop

Public Health

Bill Gates: We are vulnerable to flu epidemic in next decade, BBC News

DoD Health Experts Want Troops to Cut Back on Energy Drinks,

Suburbs increasingly view their auto-centric sprawl as a health hazard, The Washington Post

Multiple sclerosis drug ‘a landmark’, BBC News

HHS Wants You To Make Easy-To-Read Privacy Label For Fitness Trackers, Nextgov

New in 2017: Trump takes on veterans health care reform, Military Times

Human Right & Humanitarian Efforts

Are we heading towards a ‘post human rights world’?, BBC News

Syria Will Stain Obama’s Legacy Forever, Foreign Policy

In a Brutal Year in Venezuela, Even Crime Fighters Are Killers, The New York Times

With 28,479 killings, Venezuela takes second spot on world murder ranking, El País

Syria’s cease-fire holding despite minor violations, USA Today

Government & Military Personnel

Child abuse in the military: Failing those most in need, Los Angeles Times

How to survive and thrive in the Trump administration, FCW

How Long Does It Take To Crush A Federal Employee?,

New in 2017: Future of Marines’ gender integration plan uncertain, Marine Corps Times

My Favorite Story This Year, Foreign Policy

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