Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Lativia’s President Valdis Zatlers 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 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 to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense Comptroller Tina W. Jonas, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations and Environment Wayne Arny and Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Installations and Environment B.J. Penn testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the FY 2009 Military Construction Budget Request at 10 a.m. EDT in room SD-124.
Acting Director, Defense Technology Security Administration Beth M. McCormick testifies at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on Beyond Control: Reforming Export Licensing Agencies for National Security and Economic Interests at 2 p.m. EDT in room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology Andre Van Tilborg testifies at a hearing of the House Committee on Science and Technology on role of the social and behavioral sciences in national security at 9 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Director, Joint Science and Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense Program, Defense Threat Reduction Agency Darrell Galloway, , Joint Program Executive Officer for Chemical and Biological Defense Maj. Gen. Stephen Reeves, Deputy Director, Force Health Protection and Readiness Program Michael Kilpatrick and Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Tony Tether, testify at a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee on biological countermeasures and threats at 10 a.m. EDT in room H-140, The Capitol.