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Immediate Release

Unclassified Summary of the 30-Day Review Regarding Sec. Austin's Hospitalization

Today, the Department of Defense released the "Unclassified Summary of the 30-day Review Regarding Sec. Austin's Hospitalization" covering the period of January 1-5, 2024. The 30-day review focused on understanding the facts and evaluating the processes and procedures in place at the time to inform recommendations on process improvements, including relating to notifications. To place events in context, the review also considered certain information and events outside of January 1-5. The review and its recommendations is helping to inform internal policy deliberations regarding lessons learned and improvements to processes and procedures. The full review is available here: