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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta is traveling. 

Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule. 

Director of Strategic Transition Group, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Brig. Gen. Richard Cripwell will brief the media live from Afghanistan at 10:30 a.m. EDT, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River 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. 

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Zachary Lemnios will be the keynote speaker at the U.S. Innovation Summit to discuss the innovation within DOD Research and Engineering enterprise at 11 a.m. EDT at the Newseum, Washington, D.C. 

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno delivers remarks at the Council for Foreign Relations concerning the Army in Transition at noon EDT at the Council for Foreign Relations, Washington, D.C. 

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia David S. Sedney and Director, Pakistan/Afghanistan Coordination Cell Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations concerning the Afghan National Security Forces: Resources, Strategy, and Timetable for Security Lead Transition at 2 p.m. EDT in room 2212, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C. 

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs/Principal Deputy Director for TRICARE Management Activity Karen Guice testify at the Senate Armed Services, subcommittee on Personnel concerning programs and policies to support military families with special needs in review of the Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2013 and the Future Years Defense Program at 2:30 p.m. EDT in room 232-A, at the Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.



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