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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Travelling in Europe.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

10:30 a.m. (EDT) Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre will present remarks on "The Military in the 21st Century" to the Global Air and Space Roundtable Forum, Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal City, Va. Hamre's presentation is open to media coverage. For more information, contact Tom Tripp at (703) 465-3660.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MAY 4, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Report on Theater Missile Defense Architecture Options in the Asia-Pacific Region
3 BT 1999 International Maritime Defense Exhibition Participation Planned
4 PA Cohen Media Availability at Spangdahlem
5 PA Hamre Remarks to Global Air and Space Forum
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Tuesday, May 4, 1999 - 2:00 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and may consider the following two bills Subject to a Rule:
-- H.R. 833Bankruptcy Reform Act, 1999
-- H.R. ___Emergency Kosovo Supplemental for Fiscal Year 1999
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
10 a.m.
562 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and U.S. strategic and arms control objectives. Witnesses include: R. James Woolsey, former Director, Central Intelligence Agency; and Keith Payne, President, Nation Institute for Public Policy, National Security Research, Inc.
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct an OPEN/ MAY CLOSE hearing on damage to the national security from alleged Chinese espionage at Energy Department nuclear weapons laboratories. Witnesses: John Browne, Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Bruce Tarter, Director, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; and Paul Robinson, Director, Sandia National Laboratory.
3 p.m.
S-407 Capitol
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Seapower will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Submarine Warfare in the 21st century. Witnesses include Rear Admiral Malcolm I. Fages, USN, Director, Submarine Warfare; Rear Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby, USN, Director of Naval Intelligence; Rear Adm. Paul F. Sullivan, USN, Director, Deep Submergence Branch; Mr. Edgar W. Tullar, Jr., Director, Program Budget; and Captain Michael J. Cregge, USN, Director of Operational Support Division. This is a continuation of the April 14, 1999 Seapower Subcommittee hearing.
9:30 a.m.
S-407 Capitol
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Intelligence Programs. Witnesses include George Tenet, Director, CIA.
3 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing to markup the Fiscal 2000 Intelligence Authorization Bill. Witnesses: none from DoD.
10 a.m.
2322 Rayburn
The House Committee on Commerce will conduct an OPEN hearing on Security at DoE Laboratories and Nuclear Weapon Facilities. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear. This hearing was originally scheduled for May 4, 1999.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 5, 1999 - Lt Col Warzinski

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

Prepared by Media Relations Division, (703) 697-5131 or 695-0192



05/05/1999
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
As Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre , Crystal City Arlington, Virginia


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