Today in the Department of Defense, February 10, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is traveling. Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Army Col. Steven Warren, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live from Baghdad, Iraq, at 10 a.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) to provide an update on operations. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov.
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III provide testimony to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for the U.S. Air Force at 10:30 a.m. EST, 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.
Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander, director, U.S. Army Budget, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, Maj. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, deputy for acquisition and systems management, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, and Davis Welch, deputy director, U.S. Army Budget, conduct a media roundtable to discuss the Fiscal Year 2017 Army budget request at 2:30 p.m. EST, in the Army Public Affairs Conference Room (1E462). Journalists desiring to attend should contact Dov Schwartz at email@example.com.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs Dr. Arthur T. Hopkins, Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Kenneth A. Myers III, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Dr. Wendin D. Smith provide testimony to the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on DoD countering weapons of mass destruction policy and programs for Fiscal Year 2017 at 3:30 p.m. EST, 2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.