Senior Department of Defense (DoD) and military service officials will brief the press on the fiscal year 2015 DoD budget and the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review today, Tuesday, March 4, beginning at 1:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Senior DoD officials will provide the first briefings and take questions from the media. Military services and the Missile Defense Agency will brief in the following order:
Maj. Gen Karen Dyson, director, Army Budget, and Davis Welch, deputy director, Army Budget, will brief on the Army's FY 2015 budget at 2:30 p.m.
Rear Adm. William Lescher, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Budget, will brief on the Navy's FY 2015 budget at 3:15 p.m.
Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, Air Force director of Budget, will brief on the Air Force FY 2015 budget at 4 p.m.
Vice Adm. James Syring, director, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), will brief on the MDA FY 2015 budget at 4:45 p.m.
Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.