News You Can Use: 12/19/16

National Security

Trump picks his Interior chief, makes more additions to national security team, Military Times

Obama Says U.S. Will Retaliate for Russia’s Election Meddling, The New York Times

Trump meets with Homeland Security secretary, The Hill

Defense Secretary Ash Carter leads his final anti-ISIS conference amid uncertainty, Fox News

Former Homeland Security agent charged in San Diego with stealing drug money, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Trump’s team of rivals, riven by distrust, Brookings

Cold War Hysteria vs. US National Security, The Nation

Google just published eight National Security Letters, Tech Crunch


Obama orders review of Russian election-related hacking, CNN

White House Cyber Adviser: I Wish We Saw Election Hacking Coming, Nextgov

How can cyber contribute to multi-domain battle?, C4ISR Net

Are We In a New Era of Espionage?, Defense One

John Podesta: Something is deeply broken at the FBI, The Washington Post

Exclusive: Top U.S. spy agency has not embraced CIA assessment on Russia hacking – sources, Reuters

Top Emerging Tech Every CIO Should Watch For In 2017, Nextgov

Public Health

Contaminated Water In St. Joseph, La., Leads To Public Health Emergency, NPR

New Medical Disaster Drone For Audience Of Homeland Security, Global Health Organizations, Homeland Security Today

Malaria remains acute public health problem in sub-Saharan Africa – UN report, UN News Centre

7 Things You Need To Know About Veterans And Healthcare in 2017, The Huffington Post

The United Nations comes clean(ish) on cholera in Haiti, The Washington Post

Getting An Abortion Doesn’t Harm Mental Health — But Being Denied One Does At First, Forbes

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

Aleppo’s fall is Obama’s failure, The Washington Post

The Obama doctrine’s crushing denouement in Syria, Washington Examiner

Turkey: Silencing the Media, Human Rights Watch

Report: U.N. gave arms to South Sudan rebels later implicated in massacre, The Washington Post

Government & Military Personnel

Making Your Best Bet on Social Security, Government Executive

An Infantry Master Sgt On Why Leaders Need To Embrace Gender Integration, Task & Purpose

How To Be Successful in the Trump Administration: Four Lessons From Previous Political Appointees, Government Executive

Rep. Hunter warns Army to back off whistle-blower, USA Today

How Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Could Transform Federal Agencies, Government Executive

Army: Number of sexual misconduct allegations against senior leaders increases, Army Times

Advocates: Fairness for Veterans Act is only 1 step in fight against ‘bad paper’ discharges, Stars and Stripes

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