Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Croatia's Minister of Defense Ante Kotromanovic to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter is traveling.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Sharon Burke; Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and other Navy and Marine Corps leaders participate in panel discussions at the Naval Energy Forum about how operational energy shapes the future maritime operating environment at 8:10 a.m. EDT in the Atrium Ballroom, at the Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC.
Commander, U.S. Cyber Command/Director, National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander delivers remarks on cybersecurity and highlights the contributions of 11 security pioneers who will be recognized at the National Cyber Security Hall of Fame banquet at 7 p.m. EDT at the Four Seasons Hotel, Baltimore, Md.