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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosts an honor cordon to welcome the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond to the Pentagon at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following their bi-lateral meeting, they will conduct a press conference in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973) at 11:30 a.m. EDT. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.

Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey have no public or media events on their schedules.

Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James A. Winnefeld delivers remarks at the 8th Annual Angels of the Battlefield Gala at 6:30 p.m. EDT, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller)/Chief Financial Officer Robert F. Hale; Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Jessica L. Wright, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Dr. Jonathan A. Woodson; Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management Frederick E. Vollrath; Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs Richard O. Wightman testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Personnel on the "Active, Guard, Reserve, and Civilian Personnel Programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III testify before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense on the "Air Force Budget" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room H-140, The Capitol, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Jo Ellen Darcy and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chief of Engineers Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick testify before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies on the "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Budget Posture" at 10 a.m. EDT, in room 2362-B, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Dr. William A. LaPlante; Program Executive Officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan; Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans, and Requirements Air Force Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field; Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition Vice Adm. Paul A. Grosklags; Director of the Air Warfare Division Navy Rear Adm. (Upper Half) Michael C. Manazir; Deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps for Aviation Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle testify before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces on "Fiscal Year 2015 Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs" at 12:30 p.m. EDT, in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington D.C.

Chief Information Officer Teri Takai delivers remarks on adapting the cloud to accommodate for mobility needs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology Forum on Intersection of Cloud and Mobile Computing at 2 p.m. EDT, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 100 Bureau Dr., Building 101, Red Auditorium, Gaithersburg, Md.

Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Alan Shaffer; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Dr. Arati Prabhakar; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology Mary Miller; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology and Engineering Dr. David Walker; and Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. (Upper Half) Matthew L. Klunder testify before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities on "Fiscal Year 2015 Science and Technology Programs: Pursuing Technology Superiority in a Changing Security Environment" at 2 p.m. EDT, in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. John F. Campbell; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics Vice Adm. Philip H. Cullom, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John M. Paxton Jr.; Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Larry O. Spencer testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support on "Current Readiness of U.S. forces in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2015 and the Future Years Defense Program" at 2:30 p.m. EDT, in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy Research, Development and Acquisition Sean J. Stackley, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources Vice Adm. Joseph P. Mulloy, and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth Glueck Jr., testify before the House Armed Service Committee, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces on "Department of the Navy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Seapower and Projection Forces" at 3:30 p.m. EDT, in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.



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Following their bi-lateral meeting, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond will conduct a press availability at 11:30 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room (2E973).

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