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Today in the Department of Defense, Tuesday, May 8, 2001

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will announce major changes in the nation's defense and intelligence space program at a news briefing today at 2 p.m. in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. See the press advisory for details.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is in Washington today. There are no public or media events on his schedule.

There will not be a regular DoD news briefing today. The next regular DoD news briefing will be Thursday, May 10, 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 Spring Secure E-Business Executive Summit, co-hosted by the DoD Chief Information Office, continues through tomorrow in Arlington, Va. See the news release and conference web page for details.

The Federal Asian Pacific American Council is holding its national leadership training conference and exhibits today and tomorrow in Arlington, Va. See the conference web site for details. [Link no longer available.]

The DoD Force Protection Equipment Demonstration will be conducted today through Thursday at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va. See the press advisory and web site for details.

The International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference "IMDEX Asia 2001" will be conducted today through Friday in Singapore. See the exhibition web site for details. [link no longer available]

The NATO exercise Adventure Express/Dynamic Response 2001 continues through May 10 in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania. See the NATO news release for details.

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

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05/08/2001
GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENTS Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld announced today that the President has nominated Marine Corps Brig. Gen. John J. McCarthy for appointment to the grade of major general. McCarthy is currently serving as assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics, Headquarters U.S. Marine...


05/08/2001
Wolfowitz to Travel to Europe Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz will depart Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Tuesday, May 8, 2001, for a four-day trip to Europe.

While in Europe he will meet with senior officials in France, Germany, Poland, and Russia as part of President George W. Bush's commitment to...





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