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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.  

Director, Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy Shay Assad and Director, Defense Contract Audit Agency April G. Stephenson testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on acquisition reform at 8 a.m. EDT in room1310 Rayburn House Office Building. 

A National Capital Region Flyover of Arlington National Cemetery begins at 9:54 a.m. EDT with four F-15E’s.



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10/15/2009
Flag Officer Announcement Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced today that the President has nominated Navy Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. for reappointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as commander, Sixth Fleet/commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/ deputy commander, U.S. Naval Forces...


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