Tuesday , 17 September 2019

Daily SITREP: Countering ISIL, the Cyber Grand Challenge & More RIMPAC

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson meets with Adm. Wu Shengli, commander of the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), at PLAN headquarters in Beijing. Richardson is on a multi-day trip to China to meet with his counterpart to and tour the Chinese North Sea fleet in Qingdao. The goal of the engagement is to improve mutual understanding and encourage professional interaction between the two navies. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird
U.S. Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson meets with Adm. Wu Shengli, commander of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), at PLAN headquarters in Beijing. Richardson is on a multi-day trip to China to meet with his counterpart to and tour the Chinese North Sea fleet in Qingdao. The goal of the engagement is to improve mutual understanding and encourage professional interaction between the two navies. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Nathan Laird

From the military services and around the DoD, here’s your Daily SITREP for Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter plans to hold a news conference at 1:45 p.m. EDT after meeting with defense ministers and senior leaders from the counter-ISIL coalition and NATO. You can watch it live here.
  • Here’s some cool video of how coalition troops are applying new skills to their own training during a helicopter-borne raid involving U.S., Australian and Indonesian troops during the RIMPAC 2016 exercise in Hawaii.
  • What if you could cut down the time it takes to find and fix a software flaw that hackers use to break into computers from about a year to a few seconds? It might be possible, and DARPA plans to test out years of research on the subject during the upcoming Cyber Grand Challenge.
  • CNO Adm. John Richardson is currently visiting Beijing to talk with Chinese commanders about how important it is to maintain lawful and safe operations in the South China Sea.
  • Have you ever wondered what a day would be like in the life of someone trained in Air Force Special Operations? You can find that out in this cool informative video.
  • Did you ever think identifying mosquito breeding sites and then catching and testing the bugs would be part of an Army career? It is for several soldiers whose job it is to monitor for mosquito-borne diseases, like Zika.

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