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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Scheduled Meeting

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

No Scheduled

MEDIA EVENTS

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR OCTOBER 5, 1999

BT Contracts
BT MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM COMPLETES END-TO-END TESTING
BT FISCAL YEAR 1999 RECRUITING AND RETENTION
BT TRICARE PRIME REMOTE ENROLLMENT OPENS
BT NAVY Renames Military Sealift Command Ship
PA Secretary Cohen to speak at USACOM Re-designation ceremony
TRNS Fiscal Year 2000 National Defense Authorization Act Background Briefing

CONGRESSIONAL
The Senate schedule is uncertain.
The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and consider the following subject to a rule:

--HR 2990, Quality Care for the Uninsured Act.
--HR 2723, Bipartisan Consensus Managed Care Improvement Act of 1999.
--HR __, Department of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Act, 2000.
Senate Committee on Armed Services OPEN/CLOSED Witnesses: Panel 1 - William Cohen, Secretary of Defense, and General Hugh Shelton, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and (T) Admiral Meis CINC, STRATCOM. Panel 2 - (T) Casper Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense; and James Schlesinger, former Secretary of Defense re: Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). This is the second in a series of three hearings on CTBT the SASC will hold this week.
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations OPEN Witnesses: None from DoD. Panel 1 - Sen. Coverdell. Panel 2 -Ambassador Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs; and General McCaffrey, Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy re: aid to Colombia.
Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information OPEN Witnesses: None from DoD. Panel 1 - Mike Vattis, Deputy Assistant Director, National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC); and John Tritak, Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office. Panel 2 - Jack Brock, Director, Information Management Issues, GAO re: the information threat to both civilian and military critical infrastructure and information technology. DoD will provide a written statement for the record.
House Committee on International Relations OPEN Witnesses: None from DoD. Panel 1 - David Swartz, former US. Ambassador to Belarus; and Fritz Earmath, CIA, former member, National Security Council. Panel 2 - Mike Waller, VP, American Foreign Policy Council, ExecutiveDirector,"Demokratizatsiya: Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization; and Kenneth Timmerman, Investigative Reporter, Contributing Editor, Readers Digest re: U.S. policy toward Russia.
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence CLOSED Witnesses: None from DoD re: pending intelligence matters.
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations OPEN Witnesses: None from DoD. Panel 1 - Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and former National Security Advisor. Panel 2 -Elliott Cohen; and William Taft, former Deputy Secretary of Defense re: the NATO air campaign in Yugoslavia.

DUTY OFFICER FOR October 6, 1999 - LTC Phillips

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10/06/1999
Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Event
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , The White House, Washington, DC


10/06/1999
NATIONAL MISSILE DEFENSE DRAFTENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT RELEASED The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's National Missile Defense (NMD) Joint Program Office announced today the public availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for potential ground-based system element sites in North Dakota and Alaska. No decision has been made to deploy...


10/06/1999
UCP Background Briefing A background briefing on changes to the Unified Command Plan is scheduled for 10 a.m. EDT Oct. 7, 1999, in the Pentagon Briefing Studio, Room 2E781. Two senior Defense Department officials will conduct the briefing.





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