Open Press Events Today in the Department of Defense, May 22, 2018
Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis is traveling. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.
Principal Director for Cybersecurity Ed Brindley participates in a panel on defense security at 9:20 a.m. EDT; and John Hale, chief, Cloud Services, Defense Information Systems Agency, participates in a panel on the Cloud and FedRAMP at 10:40 a.m. EDT; at the Security Through Innovation Summit, at The Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia. Their remarks will be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.
Italian Army Brig. Gen. Roberto Vannacci, deputy commanding general for training, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR), briefs the media by video at 11 a.m. EDT in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973), to provide an update on operations. Both U.S. and foreign journalists without a Pentagon building pass must be pre-registered in the new Pentagon Visitor Management System to attend this briefing; plan on being escorted from the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or the Pentagon Metro Entrance Facility only. Please arrive no later than 45 minutes before the briefing; have proof of affiliation and photo identification. Please call 703-697-5131 for any questions and escort into the building. The briefing will also be streamed live on www.defense.gov/live.