Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England, Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Edmund Giambastiani and Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller, Tina Jonas testify at a hearing of the Senate Budget Committee at 10 a.m. EST in room SD-608, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Mullen and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Conway testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 9:30 in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman and Director of Operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 9:30 a.m. EST in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
Ambassador Joseph Saloom, director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, and Army Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, commander of Gulf Region Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and director, project contracting office in Baghdad, will brief live from Iraq at 9:30 a.m. EST, March 1, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on the reconstruction effort 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.