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Today in the Department of Defense, February 9, 2016

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is traveling. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force Gen. Paul Selva brief the media on the President's Fiscal Year 2017 Defense budget at 1:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Following their briefing,  Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and Chief Financial Officer Mike McCord and Director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, Joint Staff Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi briefs the press at 2 p.m. EST; Director, Army Budge, Maj. Gen. Thomas Horlander briefs at 3 pm. EST;  Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Rear Adm. William Lescher briefs at 3:45 p.m. EST; Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget Maj. Gen. James F. Martin Jr., and Air Force Deputy for Budget Carolyn M. Gleason brief at 4:30 p.m. EST; and Director, Missile Defense Agency Vice Adm. James D. Syring briefs at 5:15 p.m. EST.  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.

Director, Defense Intelligence Agency Marine Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart provides testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee on worldwide threats at 9:30 a.m. EST, SD-G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities Robert Scher, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs Dr. Arthur Hopkins, Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, director, Strategic Systems Programs, and Air Force Gen. Robin Rand, commander, Air Force Global Strike Command, provide testimony to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces on acquisition programs and nuclear doctrine at 2:30 p.m. EST, SR-232A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, District of Columbia.


There are no Speeches available for 2/9/2016. Please see the Speeches overview page for more.

News/Casualty Releases

DoD Releases Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Request for Fiscal Year 2017

DoD Base + OCO Budget
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Department of Defense (DoD) Releases Fiscal Year 2017 President’s Budget Proposal

Press Advisories

Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Spokesman to Brief


Media Availability With Secretary Carter en route to Brussels, Belgium


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