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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

2 p.m. (EDT) Hosts an honor cordon to welcome Minister of National Defense Pavao Miljavac, of the Republic of Croatia, 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 Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MAY 11, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Statement By Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen to Designate Military Spouse Day
3 PA Honor Cordon for Croatian Minister of National Defense

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
9:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct a CLOSED hearing to markup the Defense Appropriations Bill. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
3 p.m.
2212 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Installations and Facilities will conduct an OPEN/ MAY CLOSE hearing to markup HR 1401, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense.
1 p.m.
2212 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Panel will conduct an OPEN/ MAY CLOSE hearing to: markup HR 1401, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense.
2 p.m.
2216 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Panel on the Merchant Marine will conduct an OPEN/ MAY CLOSE hearing to markup HR 1401, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense.
10 a.m.
2247 Rayburn
The House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Civil Service will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Witnesses TBD:
10 a.m.
2318 Rayburn
The JOINT House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology and the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Y2K Problem and its Impact on Satellites and the Global Positioning System. Witnesses include Dr. Marvin Langston, Deputy Chief Information Officer.
10 a.m.
2172 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on Russia's Foreign Policy Objectives. Witnesses: Panel 1 -- Steven R. Sestanovich, Ambassador at Large and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for the New Independent States. Panel 2 -- Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (ret), President, The Scowcroft Group Inc., President, Forum for International Policy and the former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct an OPEN hearing on damage to the national security from alleged Chinese espionage at DoE nuclear weapons laboratories. Witnesses TBD.
2 p.m.
2200 Rayburn
The House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade will conduct an OPEN hearing on Encryption and High-Tech Security. Witnesses include Alan Davidson, Staff Counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology; and Dinah Po Kempner, Deputy General Counsel, Human Rights Watch.
2 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Issues Relating to China. Witnesses include Janet Reno, Attorney General.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 12, 1999 - LTC Campbell

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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