News You Can Use: 12/15/17

National Security

New York City terror attack is the new normal, The Hill

Court document points to Kaspersky Lab’s cooperation with Russian security service, The Washington Post

Tillerson Open to Talks With North Korea, Foreign Policy

Trump Signed NDAA. Here’s What It Means., Nextgov

Allies Are Key, Says Trump’s National Security Strategy, Defense One

A National-Security Strategy Devoid of Values, The Atlantic

Regional defense is US national defense, Defense News

The Pentagon’s Next Terrorism Threat (and Solution): Kids, Defense One

Congress Weighs Threat of Moscow Wielding the Energy Weapon, Foreign Policy

U.S.-Russia arms control was possible once—is it possible still?, Brookings

American exodus? 17,000 US defense suppliers may have left the defense sector, Defense News

Comprehensive missile defense for the homeland, Defense News

Trump announces pick for nuclear weapons czar, Defense News


Following the developing Iranian cyberthreat, Fifth Domain

Senator calls on administration to act on election cybersecurity since Congress won’t, Fifth Domain

Pentagon Delays Deadline For Military Suppliers to Meet Cybersecurity Rules, Defense One

Men plead guilty to creating botnet used to crash the web, Fifth Domain

3 lessons agencies can learn from OPM’s cyber challenges, Fifth Domain

Bill to Elevate and Rename DHS Cyber Division Passes House, Nextgov

Public Health

‘Parents Need to Know’: Virginia Sends Notifications That CHIP Coverage Could End, Route Fifty

HHS Turns to Citizen Coders to Curtail Opioid Epidemic, Nextgov

GOP Lawmakers Seek to Repeal OPM Obamacare Program, Government Executive

Congress again facing a looming VA care funding crisis, Military Times

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

U.S. aid chief says no sign Yemen port blockade easing to allow aid in, Reuters

China May Be Preparing Refugee Sites in Case of a Korean War, Defense One

MSF estimates more than 6,700 Rohingya killed in Myanmar, BBC

The Walking Dead: As U.S. troops draw down, the Afghan military struggles to provide care for its countless wounded soldiers — on the battlefield and at home., Foreign Policy

Government & Military Personnel

Report: Trump To Freeze Federal Civilian Pay in 2019, Government Executive

Freezing pay is not the answer,

See Who Would Get Furloughed in a 2017 Shutdown, Government Executive

The new BRAC strategy: capability over cost savings, Defense News

Top DoJ Official: Our Employees, Even Those Probing Trump Campaign, May Express Political Views, Government Executive

Full FY18 defense budget at center of latest government shutdown threat, Defense News

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