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Nearly 68% of active duty personnel have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with at least one dose, but that still leaves many service members vulnerable to the delta variant of the virus, health officials at the Pentagon said.

President Biden's interim National Security Strategic Guidance and Secretary of Defense Austin's priorities drive key areas on the Defense Department's cloud, software network modernization, cybersecurity work, workforce, command-and-control communications and data, DOD's acting chief information officer said.

The Defense Department demonstrated a mobile, fast-forming, secure and intelligent vehicle-centric microgrid prototype that will power next-generation warfighting capabilities and joint warfighting concepts.  

Bryan Segraves, the chief of the Iran team in the Pentagon's policy office, recently received the Paul H. Nitze Award for Excellence in International Security Affairs.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III welcomed German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to the Pentagon and discussed the many ways U.S. and German service members work together to preserve peace and international order.

Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna, the COVID-19 vaccine and therapeutic czar, will retire at the end of the week, Pentagon Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.

An app powered by artificial intelligence will be developed to identify talent in the Guard and reserve forces that could be used around the Defense Department.

Adversaries have heavily invested in cyberspace operations and capabilities. As such, cyber operations, cybersecurity and information operations are increasingly important to the joint force, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command said.

Francis Charles "Kid Zero" Brimsek was an American professional ice hockey goaltender who played nine seasons for the Boston Bruins and one season with the Chicago Blackhawks before retiring in 1950. He also served during World War II in the Coast Guard.

A team from the Royal Canadian Navy came out on top in the Defense Department's annual Cyber Flag 21-2 training exercise, besting cyber professionals from across the U.S. military's joint services, other agencies and international partners.