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Today in DOD

Today in DOD for April 9, 2024

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Agnes Gereben Schaefer, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Franklin Parker, and Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower & Reserve Affairs Alex Wagner (9:30 a.m. EDT); Deputy Chief Digital and Artificial Intelligence Officer Margaret Palmieri (9:30 a.m. EDT); Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy Patty Barron (1:45 p.m. EDT); Assistant Secretary of Defense for Industrial Base Policy Dr. Laura Taylor-Kale (3 p.m. EDT); and other senior officials speak at the Association of Defense Communities 2024 National Summit, Arlington, Virginia.

Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman provide testimony at 10 a.m. EDT at a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense hearing on the Air Force and Space Force fiscal 2025 budget request, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Space Force Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, commander, U.S. Space Command (10:45 a.m. EDT); Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu (11:10 a.m. EDT); and other senior officials speak at the Space Foundation’s in-person and virtual Space Symposium, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Register at

Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro provides keynote remarks at noon EDT; and other senior officials speak throughout the day, at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space 2024, Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, National Harbor, Maryland.

Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs Lt. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr. speaks at 1:30 p.m. EDT at an in-person and virtual Air & Space Forces Association "Air & Space Warfighters" event, Arlington, Virginia. Register at