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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for Jan. 23, 2024

A Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at 9:30 a.m. EST will consider the nominations of Melissa G. Dalton to be under secretary of the Air Force; Douglas C. Schmidt to be director, Operational Test and Evaluation; and Aprille J. Ericsson to be assistant secretary of defense for science and technology, Dirksen Senate Office Building SD-G50, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Dr. Celeste A. Wallander holds an off-camera, on-the-record press briefing at 12:30 p.m. EST in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2D972) to discuss today's Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting. Please contact for media dial-in information.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia Lindsey W. Ford joins a panel discussion on "Strategic and Security Cooperation" at 12:45 p.m. EST at the virtual Center for Strategic and International Studies U.S.-Vietnam Conference 2024. Register at

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