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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

12:45 p.m. (EST) Secretary Cohen will address the Illinois House of Representatives on the defense budget and other military issues. Following the address, there will be a media availability in the Illinois State Capitol Building press room (Blue Room). The point of contact for the speech and media availability is Steve Brown at (217) 782-6360. An attempt will be made to pipe the Secretary's remarks back to the Pentagon. If successful, reporters can listen on Pentagon cable channel 13.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

12:30 p.m. (EST) Deputy Secretary Hamre will address a conference on "Acquisition Reform: Accelerating the Journey" at the International Ballroom East, Washington Hilton and Towers. Hamre's remarks will be open to media coverage. Press interested in covering the event should contact Kim Ellis at (703) 264-7528.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR JANUARY 27, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA Budget Press Conferences for Fiscal 2000
3 PA Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre to Address Acquisition Reform Conference
4 PA Balkans Update Press Briefing is Cancelled
5 PA General Wesley K. Clark Briefing January 27 at 3 p.m. (EST)

CONGRESSIONAL:

9:30 a.m. (EST)
Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN AND CLOSED hearing on the situation in Iraq. Defense Department witnesses expected to testify include Walt Slocombe, USD(Policy); and Gen. Anthony Zinni, Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command.
9:30 a.m. (EST)
192 Dirksen
The Joint Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense and Subcommittee on Foreign Operations will conduct an OPEN hearing on efforts to cope with Hurricane Mitch, which hit Honduras and much of the Caribbean last Fall. Witnesses scheduled to testify include Gen. Charles Wilhelm, Commander in Chief, U.S. Southern Command; and Brian Atwood, Administrator, Agency for International Development.

DUTY OFFICER FOR JANUARY 28, 1999 - Ms Irwin

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

Prepared by Media Relations Division, (703) 697-5131 or 695-0192




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01/28/1999
Pentagon Press Briefing is Cancelled In view of Secretary Cohen's visit to Illinois to address the State House of Representatives, today's Pentagon Press Briefing is cancelled.

An attempt will be made to pipe the Secretary's remarks back to the Pentagon. If successful, reporters can listen on Pentagon cable channel 13...




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