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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Visiting Middle East.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

10 a.m. Testifies before House Budget Committee.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 10, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Statement By Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen Regarding Tragedy at Cavalese
3 BT Secretary Cohen Names Adm. Prueher to Review Measures Taken Since Cavalese Incident
4 TRNS Joint Press Conference with Secretary Cohen and Qatari Foreign Minister Hamad

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. and will begin consideration of a Concurrent Resolution regarding the deployment of troops in Kosovo, subject to a rule being granted.
SENATE The Senate is expected to begin consideration of S. 257, National Missile Defense.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
10 a.m.
210 Cannon
The House Committee on the Budget will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget. Witnesses include Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense.
3 p.m.
232A Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will conduct an OPEN hearing on Combating Terrorism. Witnesses include Brian Sheridan, PDASD (SO/LIC); BGEN John Sattler, J-34; and Ellen Embrey, Special Assistant to ASD (Reserve Affairs).
9:30 a.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Appropriations Budget and its impact on missions of various U.S. military leaders in their respective areas of responsibility. This hearing was scheduled for 3/18/1999.Witnesses include Gen. Anthony Zinni, Commander in Chief, USCENTCOM; and Walt Slocombe, USD (Policy).
10 a.m.
232A Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces will conduct an OPEN hearing on Ballistic Missile Defense. Witnesses include Dr. Jacques S. Gansler, USD(A&T); Lt. Gen. Lester L. Lyles, Director, BMDO; Lt. Gen. Gregory S. Martin, SAF/AQ; and General Robert T. March, USAF (ret) and Chairman, Airborne Laser Independent Assessment Team.
9:30 a.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Mavy Budget. Witnesses include Richard Danzig, Secretary of the Navy; Admiral Jay L. Johnson, CNO; and General Charles C. Krulak, Commandant, USMC.
1:30 p.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will present a CLOSED hearing on Fiscal 2000 Navy and Marine Corps Acquisition Programs. Witnesses include H. Lee Buchanan, Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Deputy Chief of Staff, Navy; Lt. Gen. Michael J. Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff, USMC.
9:30 a.m.
B-300 Rayburn
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Navy Military Construction and Family Housing. Witnesses include Mr. Pirie, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment.
2 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Research and Development will conduct an OPEN hearing on Technology, R&D and Federal Role in Preparing First Responders for Domestic Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction. Witnesses include Charles Cragin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; Dr. Dolores Etter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Science and Technology; MG Doesburg, Commander, SBCCOM; Mr. Ray Dominguez, DASD (SO/LIC); representative from DARPA, DoE; HHS; FBI; and NIJ (R&D).
2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel will conduct an OPEN hearing on Defense Health Care Programs. Witnesses include: Panel 1 - David J. McIntyre, Jr., President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance; Robert E. Shields, President and CEO, Humana Military Healthcare Services. Panel 2 - Dr. Bailey, ASD (HA); H. James T. Sears, Executive Director, Tri care Military Health Plan; Maj. Gen. John S. Parker, Commanding General, Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick; VADM Richard A. Nelson, Surgeon General, Navy; Lt. Gen. Charles H. Roadman, Surgeon General, Air Force. Panel 3 - Virginia Torsch, Co-Chair, Healthcare Committee, The Military Coalition; Charles C. Partridge, Chairman, Medical Committee National Military and Veterans Alliance; Sydney T. Hickey, Representative, The Military Coalition.
3 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on a Congressional report on intelligence matters related the People's Republic of China. The Congressional investigation committee was chaired by Reps. Chris Cox and Normand Dicks. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
1 p.m.
2247 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on Federal Spending on Anti-Terrorism Efforts. Witnesses include Richard A. Clarke, National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism, NSC; Michael Deich, Associate Director for General Government and Finance, OMB; Daniel N. Mendelson, Associate Director for Health and Personnel, OMB; and Robert D. Kyle, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, OMB.
10 a.m.

2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Policy Toward Tibet. Witnesses include Julia V. Taft, Assistant Secretary of State for Populations, Refugees, and Migration; Lodi Gyari, Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; Ken Knaus, CIA; Robert Thurman, retired professor, Columbia University; and Steve Marshall, Tibet Information Network, London.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 11, 1999 - LTC Van de Steeg

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03/11/1999
Defense R&D Support to Domestic Emergency Preparedness for Response to Threats of Terrorist Use of WMD Terrorism
As Delivered by Mr. Charles L. Cragin, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Prepared Combined Statement before the House Armed Services Committee, Military Research and Develop


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