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Today in the Department of Defense, Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz are in Washington today. There are no public or media events on their schedules.

There will be no regular DoD news briefing tomorrow. The next regular briefing will be conducted Tuesday, May 22 at 1:30 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig R. Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

The Navy's Information Technology Umbrella Program and Chief Information Office are holding a conference on "Connecting Technology, Connecting People" in Virginia Beach, Va. through May 17. See the conference web site for details. [Link no longer available.]

Combined Endeavor 2001, a multinational communications and information systems interoperability exercise sponsored by the U.S. European Command and the German Ministry of Defense, continues through May 24 in Lager Aulenbach, Baumholder, Germany. See the European Command web page for details. [Link no longer available.]

The combined U.S., Australian and Canadian exercise Tandem Thrust continues through May 29 in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area of Australia. See the DoD news release and exercise web page for details.

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05/16/2001
FLAG OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has made the following nominations:

Navy Rear Adm. (lower half) Rand H. Fisher has been nominated for appointment to the grade of rear admiral. Fisher is currently serving as commander, Space and Naval Warfare...



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