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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for Feb. 15, 2024

Department of Defense Senior Information Security Officer, and Deputy Chief Information Officer for Cybersecurity David W. McKeown speaks at 9:25 a.m. EST at the CyberScoop Zero Trust Summit, International Spy Museum, Washington, D.C.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Dr. William LaPlante, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu, and Defense Innovation Unit Director Doug Beck provide testimony at 10 a.m. EST at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on "Outpacing China: Expediting the Fielding of Innovation," Rayburn House Office Building 2118, Washington, D.C.

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment Brendan Owens conducts a virtual media roundtable at 11:30 a.m. EST to discuss the Department of Defense's Resilient & Healthy Defense Communities Strategy. Media wishing to join the virtual roundtable should RSVP to by 10:30 a.m. EST.

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

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs. Dr. Ely S. Ratner speaks at 2:30 p.m. EST at an online U.S. Institute of Peace event on "The Indo-Pacific Strategy in Action: Commemorating the Second Anniversary." Register at

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Tonya P. Wilkerson provides keynote remarks at 7 p.m. EST at the Intelligence and National Security Alliance 2024 Charlie Allen Achievement Awards, Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Virginia.

Shawn G. Skelly, performing the duties of deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, participates at 9 p.m. EST in a virtual fireside chat ("Department of Defense: A Global Mission that Begins at Home") at the University of Montana Mansfield Dialogues. Register at