Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael G. Mullen testify at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the DoD fiscal year 2009 budget request at 11 a.m. EDT in room SD-192, Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England has no public or media events on his schedule.
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs Paul McHale
, Director of Operations, U.S. Northern Command Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III and Acting Director Joint Staff, National Guard Bureau, Maj. Gen. William H. Etter will participate in a press briefing on preparations for hurricane season 2008 conducted at the Federal Emergency Management Agency at 3 p.m. EDT at FEMA Headquarters, 500 C St., S.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, contact the FEMA News Desk, 202-646-4600.
Brig. Gen. Jeff Horne deputy commander, JFCC-Space (Strategic Command) and Col. Gary McAlum, JTF Global Network Operations Chief of Staff (Strategic Command) testify before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building.