News You Can Use: 12/21/16

National Security

Flournoy not in the running for Trump’s Pentagon, Washington Examiner

Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest, Government Executive

How to rethink what’s ‘top secret’ for the Internet age, The Washington Post

The implications of Donald Trump’s sharp contrast from Obama and Bush on Islam, Brookings

Reward for information on ISIS leader increased to $25 million, The Washington Post

Trump Inherits the ‘Good War’, The Atlantic

NSA watchdog on leave in whistleblower case, Star-Telegram

Here’s What Trump Will Get From His Generals, U.S. News

Berlin on high alert as search resumes for Christmas market attacker, The Washington Post

Ingalls Shipbuilding delivers sixth National Security Cutter, Marine Log


You Don’t Need To Catch Hackers In The Act, But Cyber Attribution Is Hard, Nextgov

Obama Confronts Complexity of Using a Mighty Cyberarsenal Against Russia, The New York Times

Trump and His Lieutenants Are Cyber Hawks. Will They Play Hardball With Putin?, Foreign Policy

Google’s Eric Schmidt Tells Trump To Upgrade Government IT, Nextgov

Info Sharing Agreement ‘A Key Piece in the Jigsaw’ for NATO Cyber Strategy, Defense News

Raytheon wins DARPA cyber contracts, C4ISR Net

House Cyber Leader Calls For Special Cyber Committee, Nextgov

US fails to renegotiate arms control rule for hacking tools, Federal Times

An Eye for an Eye: Deterring Russian Cyber Intrusions, War on the Rocks

Public Health

How a Pandemic Might Play Out Under Trump, Government Executive

Money lightens the load, Brookings

New Veterans Crisis Line expansion nearly doubles suicide prevention staff, Military Times

Marine Corps withheld suicide investigation results that suggested drug use among Marines, The Washington Post

Human Rights & Humanitarian Efforts

‘Why is the world so quiet?’ Yemen suffers its own cruel losses, far from Aleppo., The Washington Post

Amnesty accuses Myanmar military of ‘crimes against humanity’, BBC News

Protecting Civilians In the Fight Against the Islamic State, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Aleppo evacuation: Orphans among thousands to leave Syria city, BBC News

U.N. Security Council calls for Aleppo evacuation monitoring, Reuters

Mass atrocities feared in South Sudan as ethnic violence is stoked by hunger, The Guardian

Government & Military Personnel

Report: 13K military personnel will provide support at Trump’s inauguration, The Hill

Nearly 70% of SES Are About to Experience Their First Presidential Transition as Executives, Government Executive

Air Force digs in on personnel policies as transition nears, Federal News Radio

What Are Some of the Biggest Red Flags in a Job Candidate?, Government Executive

The Budget Mess Continues in Kansas, Route Fifty

Your Impatience May Be Undermining Your Ability to Manage, Government Executive

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