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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

10 a.m. (EST) Secretary Cohen will host an honor cordon to welcome Prime Minister Gediminas Vagnorius, of the Republic of Lithuania, to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. There will not be a media availability following the cordon. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 15, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Department Of Defense Chooses Fts2001 Telephone Provider
3 BT Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Test Successful
4 MFC Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain
5 PA Honor Cordon for PM of Lithuania
6 TRNS Media Availability with German Defense Minister Rudolf Scharping, March 15, 1999
7 TRNS Secretary Cohen's Remarks at the Cairo Ministry of Defense, March 11, 1999
8 TRNS Remarks By Secretary Cohen and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, March 11, 1999
9 TRNS Secretary Cohen's Press Conference at Ittihadia Palace, Cairo, Egypt, March 11, 1999
10 TRNS Secretary Cohen's Press Conference in Amman, Jordan, March 10, 1999
11 TRNS Secretary Cohen's Remarks at the Presidential Palace, Abu Dhabi, March 8, 1999

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. for Morning Hour; 11:00 a.m. for Legislative Business. No recorded votes are expected before 12:00 p.m. The following bills are expected to be considered under suspension of the rules:
-- H.R. 774, Women's Business Center Amendments Act of 1999
-- H.R. 858, District of Columbia Court Employees Whistleblower Protection Act of 1999
-- H.R. 807, Federal Reserve Board Retirement Portability Act
-- H.Con. Res. 24, Expressing Congressional Opposition to the Unilateral Declaration of a Palestinian State and Urging the President to Assert Clearly United States Opposition to Such a Unilateral Declaration of Statehood
-- H.R. 819, Federal Maritime Commission Authorization Act of 1999
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
1 p.m.
2216 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Special Oversight Panel on the Merchant Marine will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Maritime Administration Authorization Request. In addition, the Committee will focus on the Panama Canal Commission authorization request. Witnesses include Louis Caldera, Secretary of the Army; and Clyde Hart, Maritime Administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation; Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Administrator, Panama Canal Commission.
2:30 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capability will conduct an OPEN hearing on Information Assurance and Superiority. Witnesses include Art Money, Senior Civilian Official; Maj. Gen. Campbell, Deputy Director, DISA and Director of the Joint Task Force for Computer Network Attacks; General John Marsh (ret), Chairman, Blue Ribbon Commission on National Infrastructure Protection; and Mike Vattis, Director, National Information Protection Center.
1 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Clandestine Operations. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
3 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Covert Actions. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
9 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Navy and Defense Agency Military Construction Overview. Witnesses include Robert B. Pirie, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Installations and Environment; Gail McGinn, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel Support, Families and Education; Frederick N. Baillie, Executive Director for Resource Planning and Performance Directorate, Defense Logistics Support Command, Defense Logistics Agency; Read Adm. Thomas F. Carrato, COO, TRICARE Management Activity; Rear Adm. Ralph E. Suggs, Deputy Commander in Chief, U.S. Special Operations Command.
1 p.m.
2212 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Long-term Planning for Military Infrastructure and Installations Management Requirements. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Maj. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr., Assistant Chief of Staff for Installations Management, USA; Rear Adm. Michael W. Shelton, Facilities and Engineering Division (N44), Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics, USN; Maj. Gen. Eugene A. Lupia, The Civil Engineer, USAF; and Maj. Gen. Geoffrey B. Higginbotham, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics (Facilities), Headquarters, USMC. Panel 2 -- Rear Adm. Jack E. Buffington, US Navy (retired), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 16, 1999 - LTC Begines

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DoD Press Brief By Admiral Prueher Today's DoD Press Briefing is rescheduled to 2 p.m. (EST). It will begin with a briefing by Adm. Joseph W. Prueher, who was recently appointed by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to work with representatives from the Italian Ministry of Defense to conduct a review of the operational and...




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