Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Ashton Carter will conduct a press briefing on new acquisition and procurement initiatives guidelines at 2 p.m. EDT in the DoD Briefing Studio, Pentagon 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.
Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn is traveling.
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. George Casey, gives remarks at the “Washington Perspective for Economic Development,” a North Carolina business leaders forum sponsored by the North Carolina Congressional delegation at 11 a.m. EDT at the Capitol Visitors Center Auditorium, the Capitol. Contact Kara Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-225-2731, mobile 910-540-2891.
Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Norton Schwartz, will hold a media availability at 12:15 p.m. EDT on Air Force vector issues at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Washington, D.C., Press Conference Room E (Air Force Association’s Space & Technology Conference). For more information contact Lt. Col. Jeff Glenn; email@example.com; 703-614-8065.
Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gen. James T. Conway will receive the Center for Security Policy’s “Keeper of the Flame” award and make remarks at 7 p.m. EDT at Union Station's East Hall. Contact Tod Steward, firstname.lastname@example.org; 202-719-2407.