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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn; Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff, U.S. Army; Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, vice chief of Naval operations; Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., assistant commandant, U.S. Marine Corps; and Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee regarding proposed budget reductions and efficiencies initiatives at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter delivers remarks at 9:30 a.m. EST on "US-India Defense Relations" at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  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 two forms of photo identification.  Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

Statement on Efficiencies to the House Armed Services Committee
As Delivered by The Honorable William J. Lynn, III, House Armed Services Committee

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