Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has no public or media events on his schedule.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England is traveling.
Director of Defense Research and Engineering John Young, Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, USMC Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, USA and Commander Marine Corps Systems Command Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan testify at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 Rayburn House Office Building.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs, Peter F. Verga, Commander North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr. USAF and Chief National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. H Steven Blum USA testify at a hearing of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on the military’s role in disaster response: Progress Since Hurricane Katrina at 10:30 a.m. EDT in room 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Army Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, commander of the Multinational Corps-Iraq, will brief live from Iraq at 10:00 a.m. EDT, July 19, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579, to provide an update on ongoing security operations in Iraq. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking 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.