U.S., German Leaders Talk at Pentagon, Visit Carrier in Norfolk

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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.

Medics have one of the toughest jobs in the military — saving wounded comrades despite the danger they may face on the battlefield. Army Spc. 5th Class Edgar McWethy Jr. understood that commitment and gave his own life trying to help others in Vietnam.

The Defense Department wants to help its partner contractors, large and small, become better at their own cybersecurity efforts, the deputy assistant of defense for cyber policy said.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is studying the challenges of warfighters dealing with battlefield unpredictability and also creating unpredictability for the adversary, the director of the DARPA's Strategic Technology Office said.

A new National Defense Strategy is in the works and is expected to be completed early next year. When delivered, it will provide a new set of goals and priorities for America's defense.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, are meeting with Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III at the Pentagon, Press Secretary John F. Kirby said.