SCMR Briefing

By Christopher J. Castelli / July 31, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld will conduct a press briefing to discuss the recent Strategic Choices and Management Review (SCMR) at 2:30 p.m. today in the Pentagon Briefing Room. Immediately thereafter, unnamed senior officials from the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff will provide reporters further details in a background briefing.

The SCMR examined the potential impact of further sequestration on the Pentagon's ability to execute the priorities of the president's Defense Strategic Guidance. It also informed the Defense Department's internal fiscal guidance for the FY-15 budget process, issued July 1, and is intended to guide the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review.