Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and is traveling.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen will conduct a press briefing at 1:30 p.m. EDT, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Global Security Affairs Joseph A. Benkert testifies at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program and the Proliferation Security Initiative at the Department of Defense, and nuclear nonproliferation programs at the National Nuclear Security Administration, in review of the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2009 and the future years defense program at 10 a. m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building.
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology James I. Finley, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Logistics and Materiel Readiness P. Jackson Bell, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III and Executive Director Army Contracting Command Jeffrey P. Parsons testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Department of Defense contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.
Commander, Air Force Space Command, Gen. C. Robert "Bob" Kehler and Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space Programs Gary E. Payton testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the National Labor Relations Board Representation Elections and Initial collective bargaining agreements: Safeguarding Workers' Rights? at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-138, Dirksen Senate Office Building.