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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates will address a Business Executives for National Security audience on President Obama’s proposal to reform the U.S. export control system in the Horizon Ballroom at 1:30 p.m. EDT at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.  Media interested in attending should contact Cliff Ainsworth, 202-296-2125 or cainsworth@bens.org.

Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn has no public or media events on his schedule.

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Navy Adm. Michael Mullen participates in a "Conversation with the Country" town hall at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the Waterfront Place Hotel, 2 Waterfront PL, Morgantown, W. Va. Media interested in attending should contact Ken Busz at ken@morgantownchamber.org.

Brig. Gen. Army Steven Kwast will conduct press briefing by satellite from Afghanistan at 10 a.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.

Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller; Director, Operational Test and Evaluation J. Michael Gilmore; Director, Missile Defense Agency Army Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O’Reilly and Director, Joint Integrated Air and Missile Defense Organization and Deputy Director for Force Protection, J-8, The Joint Staff, Navy Rear Adm. Archer M. Macy Jr. testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on ballistic missile defense policies and programs in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2011 and the future years defense program at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SD-G50, Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Performing the Duties of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Charles Rice and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Military Personnel Policy Bill Carr testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on implementation of the requirement to provide a medical examination before separating members diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury and the capacity of the Department of Defense to provide care to PTSD cases at 5:30 p.m. EDT in room B-318, Rayburn House Office Building.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology and DoD Deputy Chief Information Officer David M. Wennergren will moderate a panel discussion on Association for Federal Information Resources Management at 5:30 p.m. EDT at the National Press Club, National Press Club, 529 14th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. Media interested in attending should contact Castina Carey at castina.carey.ctr@osd.mil or 703-695-0210 and Air Force Lt. Col. Rene White at 703-695-2528.

Business Executives for National Security (Export Control Reform)
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

                The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


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