Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld hosts an honor cordon to welcome the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense John Reid to the Pentagon at 3 p.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 2:15 p.m. for escort to the cordon.
Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Defense John Reid will conduct a joint news briefing at 4 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579. Media without a Pentagon building pass interested in covering this event must have proof of press affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 3:15 p.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Under Secretary of Defense, Personnel and Readiness David S.C. Chu, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel Lt. Gen. Franklin L. Hagenbeck, USA, Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. John C. Harvey, USN, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel Lt. Gen. Roger A. Brady, USAF and Deputy Commandant, USMC Lt. Gen. H. P. Osman testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee at 9 a.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks and Information Integration John G. Grimes, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency Lt. Gen. Charlie Croom, USAF, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Army Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Navy Dave Wennergren, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps), Department of the Navy Brig. Gen. George J. Allen and Chief Information Officer, Department of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Michael Peterson testifies at a hearing of House Armed Services Committee at 1 p.m. EDT in room 2212 Rayburn House Office Building.
Under Secretary of the Air Force Ronald Sega, Joint Functional Component Commander for Space and Global Strike U.S. Strategic Command Lt. Gen. Kevin Chilton and Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center
Air Force Space Command Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 3:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-222, Russell Senate Office Building.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition Delores Etter, Director for Warfare Integration, N8F Rear Adm.ark Edwards and Director for Programming Division, N80 Rear Adm. Samuel Locklear III testify at a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room SR-232A, Russell Senate Office Building.