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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Visiting Middle East.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 9, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA Tuesday's DoD Press Brief Cancelled

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. to begin work on the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999, subject to a rule being granted.
-- H.R. 800, to provide for education flexibility partnerships.
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
Time and place TBA. The House Committee on Appropriations will conduct an OPEN hearing to Markup Fiscal 1999 Supplemental Appropriations. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear. This hearing was originally scheduled for 3/4/1999.
2:30 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland Forces will conduct an OPEN hearing on Service Modernization Plans Within DoD. Scheduled witnesses include Gen. Joseph Ralston, Vice Chairman, JCS; Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr., Executive Director, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Chris Jehn, Assistant Director for National Security, CBO.
2:30 p.m.
232-A Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Sea Power will conduct an OPEN hearing on Strategic and Tactical Transportation Requirements and Capabilities of the U.S. Armed Forces. Witnesses include Gen. Charles T. Robertson, Jr., CINC, USTRANSCOM; Lt. Gen. Martin R. Steele, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies and Operations, USMC.
10 a.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Policy with Regard to Iraq. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear. Those scheduled to testify include James Woolsey, former DCI; John Hillen, Senior Fellow for Political-Military Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Thomas A. Keaney, Executive Director, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University.
1 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel will conduct an OPEN hearing on Pharmacy Redesign and Claims Processing. Witnesses include Dr. Bailey, ASD (HA); Stephen P. Backhus, Director, Veterans Affairs and Military Health Care Issues, GAO; representative from Military Coalition; David J. McIntyre, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance; Allan Holmer, President, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; James Woys, COO, Foundation Health Federal Services; Bohn Allen, Texas Medical Association; William J. Meyer, Senior VP, Palmetto Government Benefits Administrators.
1 p.m.
2212 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Panel on Morale, Welfare and Recreation will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Resale System and MWR Overview. Witnesses include Rudy de Leon, USD(P&R); MGEN Barry Bates, AAFES; Richard Geale, DECA; Phillip Short, USMC; and RADM Richard T. Ginman, NEXCOM; Gail McGinn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel Support, Families & Education, and MWR Service Chiefs: RADM James Hinkle, Navy; BGEN Craig, Whelden, Army; Mr. Arthur Myers, Air Force; and Mr. Phillip Short, USMC; others TBA.
2 p.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Policy with Regard to Kosovo. Witnesses include Walter Slocombe, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
9:30 a.m.
236 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Service, Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support will conduct an OPEN hearing on the fiscal 20000 DoD Infrastructure and Real Property Maintenance Programs. Witnesses include Randall Yim, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations; Mahlon Apgar, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics and Environment; Robin Pirie, Jr., Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installation and Environment; Ruby DeMesme, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Environment.
10 a.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Air Force Defense Appropriations Budget. Witnesses: F. Whitten Peters, Acting Secretary of the Air Force; and General Michael E. Ryan, Air Force Chief of Staff.
1:30 p.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Fiscal 2000 Air Force Acquisition Programs. Witnesses include Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Martin, SAF/AQ; Mrs. Darleen A. Druyun, SAF/AQ; and others TBA.
10 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Navy/USMC Budget. Witnesses include Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy; Adm. Jay L. Johnson, CNO; and General Charles C. Krulak, Commandant, USMC.
9:30 a.m.
B-300 Rayburn
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Quality of Life in the Military. Witnesses include CMSAF Eric W. Benken; other services senior enlisted personnel.
2:30 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Pending Intelligence Matters. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 10, 1999 - Lt. Col. Milord

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