Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
The Department of Defense will conduct a background briefing at 9:15 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 on the process for the public release of information on the intercept attempt to mitigate the risks associated with a non-operational satellite expected to re-enter the atmosphere in the next few weeks. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 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.