Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul McHale will brief foreign media at 1:30 p.m. EST on the state of U.S. homeland defense efforts. He will address DoD's increased preparedness since September 11, and specifically CBRNE Consequence Management Response Forces (CCMRFs). Washington Foreign Press Center, 800 National Press Building, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington D.C.
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Claude M. Bolton, Jr., Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, Lt Gen Ross N. Thompson, III and Executive Deputy to the Commanding General Army Material Command, Kathryn A. Condon testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Service Committee on "Urgent Reform Required: Army Expeditionary Contracting", the report of the Commission on Army Acquisition and Program Management in Expeditionary Operations at 2:30 p.m. EST in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.