United States Department of Defense United States Department of Defense


Today In DOD

Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Bookmark and Share

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.

There are no Speeches available for 10/17/2012. Please see the Speeches overview page for more

National Guard (in Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of October 16, 2012

            The Army Reserve, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated Guard members and reservists while the Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Coast Guard Reserve announced an...

Secretary Panetta and Mrs. Holly Petraeus to Address Reporters

            Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta will deliver a statement to reporters in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. EDT. 


View older Today in DoD

Check Other Events for additional listings, including air shows, band concerts, Congressional hearings, reunions and much more.

DoD Video News

  • Video Thumbnail: DoD News Now: 0900 January 28, 2015

    DoD News Now: 0900 January 28, 2015

    ℠2015 - Residents of Kobani, Syria, celebrate in the streets after a major loss...

  • Video Thumbnail: Staggering Number of Foreign Fighters Have Joined ISIL

    Staggering Number of Foreign Fighters Have Joined ISIL

    ℠2015 - SOCOM Commander GEN Joseph Votel says more than 19,000 foreign fighters...

  • Video Thumbnail: Kobani Wrestled from ISIL

    Kobani Wrestled from ISIL

    ℠2015 - Kurdish fighters captured the town of Kobani after four months of...

  • Video Thumbnail: DOD News Now : 1500 January 27, 2015

    DOD News Now : 1500 January 27, 2015

    ISIL chased out of Kobani, Operation Atlantic Resolve sharpens its aim-as...

Contacts Additions and corrections for Today in the Department of Defense are invited and should be directed to the press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131 or +1 (703) 697-5132.

Media Questions News media representatives with questions for the Department of Defense may reach our press desk by calling +1 (703) 697-5131. Media representatives with questions after work hours should call +1 (703) 678-6162 for assistance.

Public Inquiries All others are invited to contact our public inquiries section by phone or U.S. mail or through the web. See our comment page for details.

Additional Links

Stay Connected