Washington, DC - On February 2, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the finalists for the “Peer to Peer [P2P]: Challenging Extremism” initiative. The initiative, an innovative partnership between the U.S. government and universities around the world, empowers students to design and pilot new digital products and tools that counter violent extremist narratives and reach those susceptible to violent extremism messaging.

Singapore - Sailors from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 1 Company 1-5, embarked USNS Safeguard (T-ARS-50) and began an 80-day mission January 31 to document World War II aircraft crash sites in waters around Papua New Guinea.

San Francisco, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte in San Francisco to discuss renewable energy and the international fight against climate change.

Santa Ana, California - An Orange County man who coached a Long Beach youth soccer team has been arraigned on a six-count federal indictment that accuses him of possessing and distributing child pornography.

San Diego, California - A U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander was sentenced today to 40 months in prison for accepting cash, hotel expenses and the services of a prostitute from foreign defense contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA) in exchange for classified U.S. Navy ship and submarine schedules and other internal Navy information.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the United States and 70 other partner States of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) met in Washington, DC to recognize the critical role the Initiative has played in countering the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and to discuss how to make it stronger. Thomas M. Countryman, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation, chaired the event.