Today in the Department of Defense, October 20, 2016
EDITORS NOTE: Updated the time of the joint press briefing to 11:15 a.m.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hosts an enhanced honor cordon welcoming Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Han Min Koo to the Pentagon at 9 a.m. EDT at the River Entrance. The 48th annual security consultation meeting will follow the arrival ceremony. After the meeting, a joint press conference will be held at 11:15 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing, 2E973. All journalists desiring to cover the cordon must obtain a wristband from security screening. Journalists without a Pentagon facility access card must go through security screening at the base of the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, and will be escorted to the cordon from there. Security screening will begin at approximately 8:15 a.m. EDT; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Journalists with a Pentagon facility access card, and whom have entered the building prior to 8 a.m. EDT, may go through security screening at the River Entrance to obtain their wristband. All journalists covering the honor cordon, including those with a Pentagon facility access card, must be in place no later than 8:45 a.m. EDT. Once security screening has been initiated at the base of the bridge, all journalists entering the building via the bridge for any reason, including those with a Pentagon facility access card not covering the honor cordon, must undergo security screening.
Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass desiring to cover the joint press conference only must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge, or, if arriving at the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility, must contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing if coming by Metro. U.S. journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. If arriving by Metro, please contact 703-697-5131 a minimum of one hour prior to your arrival, and plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the press conference; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov.
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.
Adm. Michael Rogers, commander, U.S. Cyber Command; director, National Security Agency; and chief, Central Security Service, provides keynote remarks at 10:30 a.m. EDT at the CyberMaryland Conference, Baltimore Hilton Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland.