Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Tina Jonas, and Vice Adm. Steve Stanley, director, force structure, resources and assessment, Joint Staff, will conduct a briefing at 3 p.m. EST, Feb. 4, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to discuss the President’s fiscal 2009 budget submission. See press advisory for details.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Army Col. Wayne Grigsby, commander of the 3nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division will brief live from Iraq at 9 a.m. EST, Feb. 4, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. 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.