Today in the Department of Defense, October 28, 2016
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter provides the keynote address at 9:05 a.m. EDT; Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Air Force Gen. Paul Selva provide remarks during the opening plenary at 8 a.m. EDT; Dr. Arati Prabhakar, director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Stephen Welby participate in a panel on leveraging the U.S. defense industry at 10:30 a.m. EDT; and Under Secretary of the Navy Dr. Janine Davidson participates in a panel on innovation with allies and partners at 12:45 p.m. EDT; in a conference examining the Third Offset Strategy at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia. Journalists desiring to cover the conference should contact CSIS at 202-775-3242. A detailed agenda for the conference is available at the CSIS website. This event will also be streamed live on the CSIS website.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. has no public or media events on his schedule.
Air Force Col. John Dorrian, spokesman, Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media live from Baghdad at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations. Foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge only, 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 event; 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