Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Acting Inspector General Thomas Gimble testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.
Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Mark Kimmitt, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Middle East, will brief at 1:30 p.m. EST, Feb. 9, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update of ongoing 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.