Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen conduct a press briefing at 2:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). All journalists must be seated by 2:20 p.m. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn and Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee (Defense Subcommittee) on the impacts of a long-term continuing resolution on the Department of Defense and the fiscal 2012 DOD budget request at 10:30 a.m. EST in room 192, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead and Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal 2012 national defense authorization budget request from the Department of the Navy at 10 a.m. EST in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.
Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Navy Adm. Eric Olson and Commander, U.S. Central Command, Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal 2012 and the future years defense program at 9:30 a.m. EST in room 106, Dirksen Senate Office Building.