Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter have no public or media events on their schedules.
Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller/CFO) Robert Hale and Lt. Gen. Larry Spencer, director, force structure, resources and assessment, Joint Staff, will brief the media at 2 p.m. EST, Feb. 13, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) on President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 defense budget proposal to Congress. Following this briefing and a filing break, representatives from the Department of the Army (3:15 p.m. start time), Department of the Navy (4 p.m. start time), and Department of the Air Force (4:45 p.m. start time) will brief the media in sequential order. Each brief will be no more than 40 minutes in duration with five minutes for turnover; there will be no breaks scheduled in order to file. Media outlets may send more than one reporter. All journalists must be seated by 1:50 p.m. in the Pentagon Briefing Room. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 60 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.