Today in the Department of Defense, November 18, 2015

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announces the first phase of personnel reforms in his Force of the Future initiative at 2 p.m. EST at George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia. The announcement will be live streamed on

Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. have no public or media events on their schedules.

Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer David DeVries, Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ferrell, Chief Information Officer U.S. Army, and Vice Adm. Ted Branch, director, Naval Intelligence and deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance, participate in a chief information officer panel at 8:05 a.m. EST, and Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director, Defense Information Systems Agency and commander, Joint Force Headquarters – DoD Information Networks provides a keynote address at 12:20 p.m. EST, at the Cyber Conference 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Virginia.

Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Stephen Welby provides remarks on DoD acquisition and pursuing warfighting effectiveness and superiority at the Senior Acquisition Management Course at 10:40 a.m. EST, at Scott Hall, Defense Acquisition University, 9820 Belvoir Rd., Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, commander, U.S. Southern Command, provides remarks on current and emerging security challenges in the Americas at a National Defense University forum on the Western Hemisphere, at 1:30 p.m. EST, at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies, National Defense University, 260 5th Ave., Washington, District of Columbia.

Source: U.S Department of Defense


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