Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England have no public or media events on their schedules.
Director for Operations J-3, Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute
will be present and considered the nomination to be Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Iraq and Afghanistan at 9:30 a.m. EDT in room SH-216, Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.
Director, Information Technology Management Issues Government Accountability Office Mr. David Powner, Program Executive Officer for Environmental Monitoring Brig. Gen. Sue Mashiko, and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy Mr. John Marburger III, will testify on the status of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Weather Satellite Program at 1:00 p.m. in 2318 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.