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Today in the Department of Defense, Jan. 20-22, 2001

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen is in Washington on Saturday. There are no media or public events on his schedule.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is in Washington for the weekend. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

The Armed Forces Inaugural Committee (AFIC) continues to provide support to Inaugural activities web site .

The Defense Personnel Recovery Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City hotel in Arlington, Va., Jan. 22-24, 2001. Theme: Personnel Recovery in the New Millennium. DPMO and NDIA conference web site [Link no longer available.] web sites.

The next regular DoD news briefing is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m., in the DoD briefing studio, Pentagon room 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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01/20/2001
RUMSFELD SWORN IN AS 21st SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Donald H. Rumsfeld was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of Defense during a ceremony held at 6:10 p.m. EST today, January 20, 2001, in the Old Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

In remarks following the ceremony, Rumsfeld said, "I am grateful to the President for the opportunity...



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