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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for Oct. 19, 2023

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration Frank Calvelli (1:10 p.m. EDT); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Dr. John Plumb (1:40 p.m. EDT); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy Dr. Laura D. Taylor-Kale (4:50 p.m. EDT); and other senior officials speak at the in-person and virtual Professional Services Council 2023 Defense Conference, Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington, Virginia. Register at

Department of Defense Science & Technology Program Protection Director Dr. Robert E. Irie speaks at 2 p.m. EDT at a Leadership Connect webinar on "Safeguarding the Future: Securing Emerging Technologies." Register at

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder briefs the media in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2D972) at 2:30 p.m. EDT. The briefing will also be livestreamed on and broadcast on Channel 2 in the Pentagon.

Space Development Agency Director Dr. Derek Tournear provides keynote remarks at 5:20 p.m. EDT at the in-person and virtual MILSAT Symposium 2023, Mountain View, California. Register at