Obama guidance, press schedule, Feb. 25, 2016. ISIL, Precision Medicine

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Below, from the White House…


Office of the Press Secretary


February 24, 2016



In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.

Later in the morning, the President will participate in a panel discussion as part of the White House Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Summit. The panel will be moderated by Dr. James Hamblin of The Atlantic. The summit will also feature remarks from patients, researchers and other PMI stakeholders and a discussion on the Million Veteran Program with Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. This event in South Court Auditorium is open press.

In the afternoon, the President will visit the State Department, which is hosting a meeting of his National Security Council (NSC). The NSC meeting, which follows offsite sessions at the Department of Defense and National Counterterrorism Center late last year, will focus on the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL as well as Syria and other regional issues. The NSC last met at the State Department to discuss ISIL in October of 2014. Afterward, the President will deliver a statement. There will be travel pool coverage of the meeting and statement.

In-Town Travel Pool

Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg

Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP

TV Corr & Crew: CBS

Print: CS Monitor

Radio: CBS


9:30AM In-Town Travel Pool Call Time

10:00AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing

Oval Office

Closed Press

11:10AM THE PRESIDENT participates in a panel discussion

South Court Auditorium

Open Press (Pre-Set 9:30AM; Final Gather 10:50AM – Stakeout Location)

3:35PM THE PRESIDENT holds a meeting with his National Security Council

State Department

Travel Pool Coverage (In-Town Travel Pool Gather 3:00PM – North Doors of the Palm Room)

5:35PM THE PRESIDENT delivers a statement

State Department

Travel Pool Coverage

Briefing Schedule

1:00PM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest and Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers


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