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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

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DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Schedule Meetings

MEDIA EVENTS

1:30 DoD News Briefing
PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR OCTOBER 20, 1999
1 BT Contracts
2 MFC Gen. Shelton Hosts Chief of the General Staff, Israel
CONGRESSIONAL
Committees
House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and may consider the following bills subject to a rule:

--HR 2, The Students Results Act.

--HR 2300, Academic Achievement for All Act.

--HR 3081, Wage and Employment Growth Act.

--HR 2260, Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
Committees
10/21/1999
0930
106 Dirksen
(222 Russell)
Senate Committee on Armed Services OPEN/ CLOSE Witnesses: General Wesley Clark, USA, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; ADM James Ellis, CINCSOUTH; LTGEN Michael Short, USAF, Commander Allied Air Forces Southern Europe re: lessons learned from the military operations conducted as part of Operation Allied Force, and associated relief operations, with respect to Kosovo. Following open testimony, a closed session will be held in 222 Russell.
10/21/1999
1100
2360 Rayburn
House Committee on Small Business OPEN Witnesses: Eleanor Spector, Director, Defense Procurement re: proposed changes to part 9.1 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation concerning contractor responsibility.
10/21/1999
1300
2118 Rayburn
House Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses: GEN Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; ADM Jay L. Johnson, Chief of Naval Operations; GEN James Jones, Commandant, USMC; GEN Michael E. Ryan, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force re: status of U.S. forces. This is a high priority hearing.

DUTY OFFICER FOR October 20, 1999 - Ms Irwin

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10/21/1999
DEFENSE DEPARTMENT SAFETY STATISTICS REMAIN LOW Fiscal 1999, which closed out Sept. 30, 1999, was one of the safest years on record for the Department of Defense according to newly compiled statistics.

The DOD-wide military Class A aviation accident rate was 1.58 mishaps per 100,000 flight hours for fiscal 1999 as compared to 1.64...



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