Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn have no public or media events on their schedules.
The Senate Armed Services Committee considers the nominations of Raymond E. Mabus Jr to be Secretary of the Navy, Robert O. Work to be Under Secretary of the Navy, Elizabeth L. King to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, Donald M. Remy to be General Counsel of the Department of the Army, Michael Nacht to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, Wallace C. Gregson to be Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, Jo-Ellen Darcy to be Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and Inés R. Triay to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management at 9 a.m. EDT in room Room SD-106, Dirksen Senate Office Building. The nominees will be present.
Director, Defense Procurement Acquisition Policy and Strategic Sourcing (DPAP) Acting, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Technology Shay Assad, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Lt. Gen. Ross Thompson, Principal Civilian Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition Workforce) Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development and Acquisition) James Thomsen and Military Deputy Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Lieutenant General Mark Shackelford testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on the Acquisition Workforce: Merely a Business Expense or a Force Multiplier for the Warfighter? at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Commander of 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command, and Commander Joint Functional Component Command for Space U.S. Strategic Command Lt. Gen. Larry D. James testifies at a hearing of the Committee on Science and Technology at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2318 Rayburn House Office Building.
Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell will conduct a press briefing at noon EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, 2E973. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance (Press Parking, Stop 1) 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.