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12:15 p.m. Hosts an honor cordon to welcome Minister of the Interior Shaykh Mohammad al-Khalid al-Hamad Al-Sabah of the State of Kuwait, to the Pentagon. The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Media must be at the River Entrance no later than 2:55 p.m. (EDT). Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Pat Toombs at (703) 697-6161.


12:30 p.m. Presents luncheon remarks to a symposium on "Information Assurance in the Information Age," at the Fairview Park Marriott Hotel in Falls Church, Va. Hamre's remarks are open for media coverage. For more information, contact Diane Fitzgerald at (703) 907-2661.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT Naval Flag Officer Announcement- Wilson
3 MFC Naval Reserve Flag Officer Promotions (08 Staff)
4 MFC Naval Reserve Flag Officer Promotions (08 Line)
5 MFC Naval Reserve Flag Officer Promotions (07 Staff)
6 MFC Naval Reserve Flag Officer Promotions (07 Line)
7 PA Hamre Remarks to Information Assurance Symposium
8 PA Honor Cordon for the Minister of the Interior for Kuwait
9 PA DoD Press Briefing at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday
10 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Tuesday, April 13, 1999


House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and consider the following for the balance of the week:
-- H.J.Res. 37, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States with Respect to Tax Limitations
-- H.R. 472, Local Census Quality Control Act
-- H.R. 800, Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Conference Report
-- H.Con.Res. 68, A Concurrent Resolution Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government Conference Report
-- H.R. ___, A Bill to Provide Tax Benefits to American Military Personnel in Yugoslavia
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
9:30 a.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness Management Support will conduct an OPEN hearing on DoD financial management reform. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Eleanor Hill, DoD Inspector General, and Gene L. Dodaro, Assistant Comptroller General, Account and Information Management Division, GAO. Panel 2 -- William Lynn, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).
9:30 a.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Strategic Forces will conduct an OPEN hearing on Strategic Nuclear Forces. Witnesses include Dr. Edward Warner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction; Admiral Richard W. Mies, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Strategic Command; and representatives from Navy and Air Force.
10 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct an OPEN hearing on Ballistic Missile Defense. Witnesses include: Lt. Gen. Lester Lyles, Director, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO).
1:30 p.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific will conduct an OPEN hearing on the 20th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act. Witnesses include Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Asia and Pacific Affairs); Susan Shirk, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (East Asian and Pacific Affairs); Gerrit W. Gong, Freeman Chair and Director of Asian Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Nat Bellocchi, President, Bellocchi and Co.
10 a.m.
538 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance will conduct an OPEN hearing on Export Controls. Witnesses include R. Roger Majak, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration; Dave Tarbell, Director, Technology Security Directorate; James W. Jarrett, President, Intel China; Larry E. Christensen, VP, International Trade Content; and Dr. Gary Milhollin, Director, Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control.
2 p.m.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on the National Reconnaissance Program and National Imagery Management Agency Program Budget. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
9:30 a.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Damage to the National Security from Chinese Espionage at Department of Energy Nuclear Weapons Laboratories. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
10 a.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Continuing Crisis in Afghanistan. Witnesses include Karl F. Inderfurth, Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia; T. Kumar, Advocacy Director for Asia, Amnesty International Asia.
10 a.m.
226 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Kosovo refugee crisis and its implications for U.S. refugee policy. In addition, the hearing will focus on the international role of the U.S. regarding human rights and humanitarian relief issues. Witnesses TBD.
9:30 a.m.
138 Dirksen
The Senate Special Committee on Year 2000 Technology Problem will conduct an OPEN hearing on Y2K Issues. Witnesses include John Koskinen, Chairman, President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion; Deidre A. Lee, Acting Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget; Gene Dodaro, GAO; Kevin L. Thurm, Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Mortimer L. Downey, Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Marvin Langston, Deputy Chief Information Officer, DoD; and Richard Nygard, Chief Information Officer, Agency for International Development.

DUTY OFFICER FOR APRIL 14, 1999 - Lt Col Milord

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