Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Latvian Minister of Defense Artis Pabriks to the Pentagon today at 10 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter testifies at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on DoD Acquisition Program in the Fiscal Year 2012 budget at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-140, Capitol.