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Today in the Department of Defense, Thursday, February 03, 2005

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Bulgarian Minister of Defense Nikolai Svinarov to the Pentagon at 3:10 p.m. EST. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 2:40 p.m. for escort to the cordon.

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld andMarine Gen. Peter Pace, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, will conduct a DoD news briefing at 2:15 p.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 1:30 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz and Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committeeat 10 a.m. EST in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.

Iraqi Minister of Interior Mr. Falah al Naquib conducts a two-way press briefing at 10 a.m. EST in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E579 from Iraq. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 9:15 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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