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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for Oct. 25, 2023

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William A. LaPlante (8:40 a.m. EDT keynote); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Development & International Engagement Justin K. McFarlin (9:20 a.m. EDT fireside chat); Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Jedidiah P. Royal (12:30 p.m. EDT keynote); Defense Security Cooperation Agency Director James A. Hursch (2 p.m. EDT); and Defense Technology Security Administration Director Michael Laychak (4 p.m. EDT) speak at the in-person and virtual ComDef 2023: Forging Indo-Pacific Relationships, 929 Long Bridge Drive, Arlington, Virginia. Register at
Dr. Mara Karlin, performing the duties of deputy under secretary of defense for policy; Under Secretary of the Navy Erik K. Raven; Vice Adm. William Houston, commander, Naval Submarine Forces; and Rear Adm. Jonathan Rucker, Program Executive Officer, Attack Submarines, provide testimony at 2:30 p.m. EDT at a House Armed Services Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces hearing on the submarine industrial base and its ability to support the AUKUS partnership, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.