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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 23, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Navy Christens Oceanographic Survey Ship Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS 64)
3 BT Army General Officer Announcement -- Lt. Gen. John G. Coburn
4 BT Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal Approved
5 MFC Senior Officer Announcement - Army Col. Joseph G. Webb, Jr. for Promotion to Brigadier General
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Tuesday, March 23, 1999

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION
HOUSE The House is schedule to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and consider the following for the remainder of the week:
-- H.R. 1141 Supplemental Appropriations
-- H.R. 472 Local Census Quality Control Act (Subject to a Rule)
-- H.Con.Res. ___A Concurrent Resolution Revising the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 1999, Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government for Fiscal Year 2000, and Setting Forth Appropriate Budgetary Levels for Fiscal Years 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 (Subject to a Rule)
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
10 a.m.
2154 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Anthrax Vaccination Immunization Program (AVIP). Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Dr. Sue Bailey, ASD(HA), Surgeons General from each of the Services. Panel 2 -- Capt. Thomas L. Rempfer, Connecticut Air National Guard; Maj. Russell E. Dingle, Connecticut Air National Guard; Col. Redmond Handy (ret), Reserve Officers Association; Mark S. Zeld, Attorney; and Lorena K. Greenleaf, Denver, CO.
10 a.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel will conduct an OPEN hearing on Military Personnel Programs. Witnesses include: Rudy de Leon, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness; Ruby B. DeMesme, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Environment; Patrick T. Henry, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Carolyn H. Becraft, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Lt. Gen. David H. Ohle, USA, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel; VADM Daniel T. Oliver, USN, Chief of Naval Personnel; Lt. Gen. Jack W. Klimp, USMC, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs; Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel.
10 a.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Ballistic Missile Defense. Witnesses include Lt. Gen. Lester L. Lyles, Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO).
2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland Forces will conduct an OPEN hearing on Army Modernization programs. Witnesses include Louis Caldera, Secretary of the Army; General Dennis J. Reimer, Chief of Staff of the Army; Major General Thomas Plewes, USAR Chief, Army Reserve; Major General Roger Schultz, USARNG, Director, Army National Guard.
2:30 p.m.
232-A Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower will conduct an OPEN hearing on Coastal Armed Forces Protection in the 21st Century. Witnesses: RADM Michael G. Mullen, Director, Surface Warfare Division; Maj. Gen. Dennis Krupp, USMC, Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division; RADM Robert C. Williamson, Director, Office of Program Appraisal; RADM J. B. Nathman, Director, Air Warfare Division; Brig. Gen. Jan C. Huly, USMC, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations).
10 a.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Policy Toward North Korea. Witnesses include: Paul Wolfowitz, Dean, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University; and James Lilley, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute.
2 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.
2 p.m.
2318 Rayburn
The House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics will conduct an OPEN hearing on Modernization of the Air Force's Missile Testing Ranges in Florida and California. Witnesses include Maj. Gen. Robert C. Hinson, Director of operations, Air Force Space Command, USAF; Jay Witzling, Vice President and General Manager, Delta II Program, The Boeing Co.; Rob Grabe, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Launch Systems Group, Orbital Sciences Corp.; Loren Shriver, Deputy Director, Launch and Payload Operations, Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Forrest McCartney, Vice President, Launch Operations, Lockheed Martin Astronautics.
1:30 p.m.
2203 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources will conduct an OPEN hearing on Mexican Cooperation in Counter-Narcotics Efforts. Witnesses include representatives from local law enforcement offices and for the U.S. Customs Office.
10 a.m.
345 Cannon
The JOINT Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing on Legislative Proposals of Veterans Organizations. Witnesses include representatives from the American Ex-Prisoners of War, AMVETS, Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Retired Officers Association.
1:30 p.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S.- Cuba Relations. Witnesses include Michael Ranneberger, Director, Office of Cuban Affairs, DoS; Bernard W. Aronson, President, ACON Investments and Co-chair, Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century, Council on Foreign Relations; Irving L. Horowitz, former Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University; Bishop William F. Murphy, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Archdiocese of Boston; Otto Reich, President, U.S.-Cuba Business Council.
3 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Chinese Espionage Issues at Department of Energy Laboratories.
10 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Army Budget. Witnesses include Louis Caldera, Secretary of the Army; and General Dennis J. Reimer, Army Chief of Staff.
FY00 Army budget.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 24, 1999 - Maj. Blazicko

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03/24/1999
DARPA AND AIR FORCE SELECT BOEING TO BUILD UCAV DEMONSTRATOR SYSTEM The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and U.S. Air Force today selected The Boeing Company, Phantom Works, Seattle, Wash., and St. Louis, Mo., to continue into the second phase of the Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Advanced Technology Demonstration (ATD) program. Boeing Phantom...


03/24/1999
Cohen and Shelton Press Briefing Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Henry H. Shelton will conduct a press conference on U.S. participation in NATO operations over the Former Republic of Yugoslavia today at 5 p.m. (EST) in the Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.





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