Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to the Pentagon at 11:15 a.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon Mall Entrance. Media must be at the Pentagon North Parking Entrance no later than 10:45 a.m. EDT for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England will host a signing ceremony for the rollout of the National Security Personnel System Spiral 1.1 at 1:30 p.m., EDT April 28 in Pentagon 3E664. See press advisory for details.
Army Col. Rod Barham, commander of the 49th Military Police Brigade, will brief live from Iraq at 9:00 a.m. EDT, Apr. 28, in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing training of the Iraqi Police. 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.