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7 p.m. (EDT) Presents after dinner remarks at the Atlantic Council of the United States Gala Dinner to honor the 50th Anniversary of NATO at the National Building Museum, 401 F Street NW, Washington, DC. The event is open for media coverage. Media credentials are available through Mike Stebe, Atlantic Council media officer, at (202) 778-4992.


Morning Visits Edgewood Arsenal, MD.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT Plan Made to Speed Community Reuse of Former Military Bases
3 BT Navy To Commission Aegis Guided Missile Destroyer Higgins (DDG 76)
4 BT General Officer Announcement -- Lt. Gen. James L. Jones
5 BT General Officer Announcement -- General Eric K. Shinseki
6 BT DoD Proposes Policy to Improve Military Funeral Honors
7 BT Team Excellence Award Winners Announced
8 PA Secretary Cohen Remarks at Atlantic Council Dinner
9 PA DoD Press Briefing Schedule
10 TRNS Briefing on Stealth Fighters by Air Force Major General Bruce Carlson, Tuesday, April 20, 1999


House The House schedule is uncertain.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
Time and place TBD. The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness will conduct an OPEN hearing Research and Development Infrastructure. Witnesses TBD.
2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness and Management Support will conduct an OPEN hearing on DoD and Service issues relating to the management of RDT&E infrastructure. Witnesses include: David Oliver, PDUSD (A&T); Dr. Walt Morrow, Defense Science Board; and Laboratory Directors from an Army, AF and Navy laboratory.
10 a.m.
2247 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on VA efforts to implement legislation passed in the 105th Congress requiring them to determine the relationship between veterans who acquired illnesses after the Persian Gulf War and their potential exposure to toxic substances while in battle. Witnesses: TBD.


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Remarks to the Atlantic Council
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , National Building Museum, Washington, DC

NEW WEBSITE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY STUDY GROUP The Department of Defense today announced an Internet website for the National Security Study Group [link no longer available] (NSSG), now known as the Hart-Rudman Commission after its two co-chairmen, former senators Gary Hart and Warren Rudman.

Available at 04/22/1999
DoD Briefing Schedule for Friday, April 23, 1999 The Department of Defense press briefing for Friday, April 23, 1999, has been rescheduled to 10:30 a.m. (EDT), in the Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781. An earlier press advisory had it scheduled for later in the day.

The previously announced JSTARS briefing will be rescheduled at a...

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