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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Scheduled Meetings.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 16, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA DoD Press Brief By Admiral Prueher
3 TSCT DoD News Briefing, March 16, 1999 -- 2:30 p.m.
4 TSCT DoD News Briefing, March 16, 1999 -- ADM Joseph W. Prueher

CONGRESSIONAL:


FLOOR ACTION:
The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and will consider the following subject to a rule:
-- H.R. 975, A Bill to Provide for a Reduction in the Volume of Steel Imports, and to Establish a Steel Import Notification and Monitoring Program
-- H.R. 820, Coast Guard Authorization Act of 1999
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
3/17/1999
1000 2118
Rayburn
U.S. Policy in the Balkans -- House Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses: Walt Slocombe, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy; and General Wesley K. Clark, USA, CINC, U.S. European Command re: U.S. policy in the Balkans. This hearing was originally scheduled for February 24, 1999.
3/17/1999
1300 222 Russell

Tactical Aviation Modernization -- Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland Forces OPEN Witnesses: Mr. Coyle, Director, OT&E; Mr. Rodriguez, GAO; Dr. Buchanan, USN; and Ms. Darleen A. Druyun, USAF re: tactical aviation modernization.
3/17/1999
1000
419 Dirksen
Policy Toward Iraq -- JOINT Senate committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations OPEN Witnesses: Bill Richardson, Secretary of Energy; and Thomas R. Pickering, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs re: U.S. policy toward Iraq, focusing on expanding the current policy that allows proceeds from the sale of oil to be used for humanitarian purposes such as the purchase of food.
This hearing was originally scheduled for 2/24/1999.
3/17/1999
1000 H-140
Capitol
FY00 Army Acquisition Programs -- House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense CLOSED Witnesses: Paul J. Hoeper, USA; and Lt. Gen. Paul J. Kern, USA re: FY00 Army acquisition programs.
3/17/1999
1000 192 Dirksen
FY00 Air Force Budget Overview -- Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense OPEN Witnesses: F. Whitten Peters, Acting Secretary of the Air Force; and General Michael E. Ryan, Chief of Staff, Air Force re: FY00 Air Force budget.
3/17/1999
0930
B-300 Rayburn
Army Military Construction and Family Housing -- House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction OPEN Witnesses: Service representatives re: Army military construction and family housing.
3/17/1999
1300
2118 Rayburn
Gender-Related Issues in Military Training -- House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel OPEN Witnesses: None from DoD; Ms.Anita K. Blair, Chair, Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender Related Issues; and Fred. Pang, Vice Chair, Congressional Commission on Military Training and Gender Related Issues re: the Blair Commission report.
3/17/1999
1300
2212 Rayburn
Retirement Home Board. Panel 2 - Most Reverend William E. Lori, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, Archdiocese of Washington re: the operation of the Armed Forces Retirement Homes (AFRH), adequacy of current funding for AFRH, and the disposal of 49 acres of land at the Soldiers' and Airmen's Retirement Home in Washington, DC.
CLOSED Witnesses: none from DoD re: signals intelligence.
Witnesses: None from DoD re: pending intelligence matters.
pending legislation: HRES 110, a resolution congratulating the
government and the people of the Republic of El Salvador on successfully completing free and democratic elections; HRES 59, a resolution addressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the U.S. remains committed to NATO; HRES 99, a resolution expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the human rights situation in Cuba;
HCONRES 35, Concurrent resolution congratulating the state of Qatar and its citizens for their commitment to democratic ideals and women's suffrage on the occasion of Qatar's historic elections of a central municipal council on March 8, 1999; the Microenterprise for Self Reliance Act.
Witnesses: Roger Kallock, DUSD (Logistics); MaryLou McHugh, ADUSD (Transportation Policy); Lt. Gen Glisson, Director, DLA; Darlene Druyun, USAF; Mr. Hoeper, Army; and Dr. Buchanan, USN re: acquisition reform.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 17, 1999 - LTC Darley

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Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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