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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Late afternoon Departs for Middle East tour.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

11:30 a.m. (EST) Hosts Electronic Town Hall on Defense Reform
7 p.m. (CST) Addresses U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets at Colorado Springs, Colo.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 3, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA Deputy Secretary of Defense Hamre Addresses Academy Cadets
3 PA Deputy Secretary of Defense Hamre Hosts Electronic Town Hall on Defense Reform

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. and consider any remaining business not completed on Wednesday, March 3, 1999.
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
9:30 a.m. (EST)
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on the Readiness Postures of Pacific Command and U.S. Forces Korea. Witnesses include Adm. Dennis C. Blair, USN, USCINCPAC; and Gen. John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA, CINCUNC/CFC/USFK.
2 p.m. (EST)
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing with George Tenet, Director, Central Intelligence on the Fiscal 2000 Budget.
2:30 p.m. (EST)
106 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Readiness Postures of U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Forces Korea and U.S. Southern Command. Witnesses include Adm. Dennis C. Blair, USN, USCINCPAC; Gen. John H. Tilelli, Jr., USA, CINCUNC/CFC/USFK; and Gen. Charles E. Wilhelm, USMC, CINCSOUTH.
1 p.m. (EST)
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Nuclear Weapons Budget. Witnesses include: Bill Richardson, Secretary of Energy; Victor H. Reis, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Defense Programs; James M. Owendoff, Acting Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environmental Management; Rose E. Gottemoeller, Director, Office of Nonproliferation and National Security, Department of Energy.
10 a.m. (EST)
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel will conduct an OPEN hearing on Pilot Retention. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Mark E. Gebicke, Director, Military Operations and Capabilities Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division, GAO; Christopher Jehn, Assistant Director for National Security, CBO. Panel 2 -- pilot representatives from each Service. Panel 3 -- Frank Rush, Acting ASD (Force Management); Lt. Gen. David Ohle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, USA; Vice Adm. Daniel T. Oliver, Chief of Naval Personnel; Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson, Deputy Chief of Staff, USAF; Lt. Gen. Jack W. Klimp, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, USMC.
10 a.m. (EST)
2212 Rayburn
House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness will conduct an OPEN hearing on Military Training Capabilities and Shortfalls. Witnesses include representatives from the Services, and subjects to be discussed include trends in BASEOPS funding and their impact on installation services, quality of life and base infrastructure; the impact shortages in recruiting and retention is having or will have on a school's ability to maximize school capacity, adequacy of resources in the military school house to conduct required training, initiatives being taken to export courses out of the school house to the unit's home station, trends in the use of contracts to support training and management of the installation, on going efforts to utilize A-76, and the impact of contracting out on training programs.
1:30 p.m. (EST)
H-140 Capitol
House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Appropriations Budget. Witnesses include: Rudy DeLeon, USD(Personnel and Readiness); Dr. Bailey, ASD(HA); Service Surgeons General; Lt. Gen. David H. Ohle, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, USA; Vice Adm. Daniel T. Oliver, Chief of Naval Personnel; Lt. Gen. Jack W. Klimp, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, USMC; Lt. Gen. Donald L. Peterson, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, USAF.
9:30 a.m. (EST)
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 Veterans of World War I of the USA, Non-Commissioned Officers Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, and Blinded Veterans Associations.
9:30 a.m. (EST)
B-300 Rayburn
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Air Force Military and Family Housing Construction. Witnesses include Service representatives.
Time and place TBD. The House Committee on Appropriations has tentatively scheduled an OPEN hearing to Mark Up the Fiscal 1999 Supplemental Appropriations Bill. No DoD witnesses are expected to testify.
3 p.m. (EST)
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Intelligence Matters Related to the People's Republic of China. Witnesses have not been announced.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 4, 1999 - LTC Darley

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As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre , United States Air Force Academy, Colorado


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