Calendar Update

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley is scheduled to go before the House Armed Services Committee on Feb. 17 to present the service’s Fiscal 2012 budget request, the committee has announced. Donley’s appearance will come the day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen are slated to testify before the HASC on the Pentagon’s overall Fiscal 2012 spending proposal. The Senate Armed Services Committee is hosting Gates and Mullen on Feb. 17 for a Fiscal 2012 budget hearing.