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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
           
The Senate Armed Services Committee meets to consider the nominations of Elizabeth A. McGrath, to be deputy chief management officer of the Department of Defense; Michael J. McCord, to be principal deputy under secretary of defense Comptroller; Sharon E. Burke, to be director of operations energy plans and programs; Solomon B. Watson IV, to be general counsel of the Department of the Army; and Katherine G. Hammack, to be assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building.
               
Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Robert F. Hale; Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment Dorothy Robyn; Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment Roger Natsuhara; Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations and Logistics (Facilities); Maj. Gen. Eugene G. Payne, USMC; and Director, Shore Readiness Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Rear Admiral Christopher J. Mossey testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on fiscal year 2011 Navy military construction request at 10 a.m. EDT in room 124, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
               
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at 1 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. 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.
               
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton B. Carter testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on "Rise of the Drones: Unmanned Systems and the Future of War" at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2154, Rayburn House Office Building.
               
Assistant Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Program Support) Gary Motsek testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the interagency coordination of grants and contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.
               
Director of Defense Research and Engineering Zachary J. Lemnios; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Thomas H. Killion; Director, Test and Evaluation and Technology Requirements, Chief of Naval Research Rear Admiral Nevin P. Carr Jr.; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Stephen Walker and Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Regina E. Dugan testify at hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2011 national defense authorization budget request for Department of Defense's science and technology programs at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room HVC 210.
               
Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff General George Casey testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on Army Budget at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room H-140, The Capitol.


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03/23/2010
DOD Identifies Marine Casualty                 The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.   ...


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