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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

9 a.m. (EDT) Will host an honor cordon to welcome President Jose Maria Aznar, of the Government of Spain, 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 Pat Toombs at (703) 697-6161.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Travelling.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR APRIL 12, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT General Officer Announcement- Kenne
3 BT General Officer Announcement- Kadish
4 BT Us-Chile Defense Consultative Commission
5 MFC Foreign Military Sale to Egypt- F-16C/D Aircraft
6 MFC Foreign Military Sale to Australia- F-111 Aircraft
7 PA Secretary of Defense Will Host Honor Cordon With President Aznar of Spain
8 PA DoD Press Briefing at 2:00 p.m.(EDT)
9 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Monday 12 April, 1999- 2:05 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION
House The House is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. for Morning Hour; 11 a.m. for Legislative Business. Votes are expected. The following bills may be considered under suspension of the rules:
-- H.R. 1189, to make technical corrections in Title 17, USC, and other laws
-- H.R. 769, Madrid Protocol Implementation Act
-- H.R. 46, Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Act of 1999
-- H.Res. 110, Congratulating the Government and the People of the Republic of El Salvador on Successfully Completing Free and Democratic Elections on March 7, 1999
-- H.Con.Res. 35, 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
-- H.R. 1143 - Microenterprise for Self-Reliance Act of 1999, is subject to a rule.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart/ 232-A Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN/ WILL CLOSE hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget. Witnesses include: Gen. Anthony Zinni, Commander-in-Chief, CENTCOM; Gen. Charles Wilhelm, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command; and Adm. Steve Abbot, Deputy Commander-in-Chief, EUCOM.
2:30 p.m.
222 Russell/ S-407 Capitol
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower will conduct an OPEN/ WILL CLOSE hearing on Submarine Warfare in the 21st Century. Witnesses include Rear Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, USN, Director of Naval Intelligence; Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani, Jr., USN, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Fleet; and Rear Adm. Malcolm I. Fages, USN, Director, Submarine Warfare.
2 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Budget. Witnesses include George Tenet, Director, Central Intelligence.
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness and Management Support will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Withdrawal of Public Lands for Exclusive Use by the Military for Testing and Firing Ranges. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Sherri Goodman, DUSD (Environmental Security); Tad McCall, DASAF (Environmental Safety and Occupational Health); Elsie Munsell, DASN (Environment & Safety); Ray Fatz, DASA (Environmental Safety & Occupational Health); Donald Berry, ASI (Fish, Wildlife and Parks); and Sylvia Baca, ASI (Land & Minerals Management). Panel 2 -- Rear Adm. Timothy Beard, USN, Commander, Naval Strike & Air Warfare Center; Maj. Gen. Robert Magnus, Commander, Marine Corps Air Bases Western Area; Brig Gen. John Barry, USAF, 56 Fighter Wing Commander, Luke Air Force Base; Maj. Gen. Dennis Cavin, USA, Commanding General, Fort Bliss, TX; and Col. Anthony M. Coroalles, USA, Garrison Commander, Alaska.

DUTY OFFICER FOR APRIL 13, 1999 - Ms. Hansen

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04/13/1999
FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Navy Rear Adm. Thomas R. Wilson for appointment to the grade of vice admiral and assignment as director, Defense Intelligence Agency, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. Wilson is currently serving as director for...


04/13/1999
Hamre Remarks to Information Assurance Symposium Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre will present luncheon remarks to a symposium on "Information Assurance in the Information Age," at 12:30 p.m. (EDT), Wednesday, April 14, 1999, at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, Va.

The symposium is sponsored by the...





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