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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

10:45 a.m. (EDT) Host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Minister of Defense & Military Production Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, of the Arab Republic of Egypt, to the Pentagon. The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field. 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.
PRESS OPPORTUNITIES
10:45 a.m. Honors arrival ceremony for Egyptian Minister of Defense.
11 a.m. A representative from the U.S. Army Field Artillery Center and School will provide an information briefing on the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) M270 Launcher, its associated munitions, capabilities and doctrinal employment in the Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.
2 p.m. Daily DoD press update on NATO Operation Allied Force, Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MAY 17, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 MFC Tomahawk Demonstrates Y2K Readiness
3 PA Full Honor Arrival for MoD of Egypt
4 PA Army Offers MLRS Briefing
5 PA Monday's DoD News Briefing Moved Up to 1:30 p.m.
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Monday, May 17, 1999 - 1:35 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House schedule is uncertain.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
HEARINGS
4 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Research and Development will conduct a CLOSED hearing to markup HR 1401, a bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for military activities of the Department of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, and for other purposes. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
1 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement will conduct a CLOSED hearing to markup HR 1401. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
Time and place TBD. The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs has POSTPONED an OPEN hearing originally scheduled for today on Human Rights in China.
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. This hearing was scheduled for May 12, 1999.
The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism and Government Information has CANCELLED an OPEN hearing originally scheduled for today on the Protection of United States Nuclear Weapons Information.
9:45 a.m.
2226 Rayburn
The House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims will conduct an OPEN hearing on pending legislation. First, H.R. 238, a bill to amend section 274 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to impose mandatory minimum sentences, and increase certain sentences, for bringing in and harboring certain aliens and to amend title 18, U.S. Code, to provide enhanced penalties for persons committing such offenses while armed. Second, H.R. 456, a bill for the relief of the survivors of the 14 members of the armed forces and the one civilian federal employee who were killed on April 14, 1994, when U.S. fighter aircraft mistakenly shot down 2 U.S. helicopters over Iraq. Third, H.R. 945, a bill to deny to aliens the opportunity to apply for asylum in Guam. Forth, a bill to allow for the deportation of aliens who associate with known terrorists, and for other purposes. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 18, 1999 - LTC Van De Steeg

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Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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