Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome South Africa's Minister of Defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to the Pentagon at 6:45 p.m. EDT. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the Pentagon River Parking Pedestrian Bridge only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for escort to the cordon.
Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter has no public or media events on his schedule.
Assistant Secretary of Defense, Logistics & Materiel Readiness Alan Estevez will testify to the House Armed Services Committee regarding "Operational Contract Support, Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future" at 10 a.m. EDT in room 2118 at the Rayburn House Office Building.