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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta will receive the Eisenhower Award from the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress and make remarks on Eisenhower's legacy and his approach to long term strategic planning at 5:30 p.m. EDT at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.

Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition Sean Stackley; Deputy Chief Naval Operations for Integration of Capabilities and Resources (N-8) Vice Adm. Terry Blake; and Deputy Commander for Combat Development and Integration, MCCDC Marine Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118, Rayburn House Office Building.

A Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing to consider the nominations of Kendall III to be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics; James N. Miller Jr. to be Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; Erin C. Conaton to be Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Jessica L. Wright to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; Katharina G. McFarland to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition; and Heidi Shyu to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology.  The hearing is at 9:30 a.m. EDT in Room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington D.C.

Commander, U.S. Pacific Command Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III and Commander, United Nations Command/Commander, U.S.-Republic of Korea Combined Forces Command/Commander, U.S. Forces Korea Army Gen. James D. Thurman testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, on the fiscal 2013 budget request at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room H-140, Washington D.C.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Sharon Burke; Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack; Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment Jackalyne Pfannenstiel; Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers; and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment Dorothy Robyn testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, Subcomittee on Readiness, on energy security at 11:30 a.m. EDT in room 2212, Rayburn House Office Building.

Air Force Maj. Generals Noel Jones and Charles Lyon, and Scientific Advisory Board Chair Retire Gen. Gregory Martin brief the media on the F-22 Scientific Advisory Board findings at noon EDT in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room.

ASD (Research and Engineering) Zach Lemnios will speak to the American Association for Advancement of Science on DoD's "Big Data" research and development initiative at 2 p.m. EDT at 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.



03/29/2012
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (Eisenhower Award)
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, Washington, D.C.


03/29/2012
DOD Identifies Air Force Casualty

            The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

            Capt. Francis D. Imlay, 31, of...



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