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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Scheduled meetings.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled meetings.

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

1030 Mr. Bacon speaks at Foreign Press Center, National Press Building.
1400 Remote Press Briefing (audio only) w/ Brig. Gen. Craddock - Two-audio hook-up in Pentagon press briefing studio, Rm. 2E781

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR JUNE 22 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA Briefing Schedule
3 PA Brig. Gen. John Craddoc, Task Force Falcon, media availability (audio)
3 TSPT DoD News Briefing, Tuesday, June 22, 1999

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. to consider the following legislation subject to the rule:
-- HR 2084, making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000.
-- HR 1658, to provide a more just and uniform procedure for Federal civil forfeitures.
-- HJRes 33, proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States authorizing the Congress to prohibit the physical desecration of the U.S. flag.
-- HR 1802, to amend part E of title IV of the Social Security Act to provide States with more funding and greater flexibility in carrying out programs designed to help children make the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
6/23/1999
1000
538 Dirksen
Export Administration Act - Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs OPEN Witnesses: Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; William Reinsch, Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration; Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation and National Security; and James Schroeder, Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services re: legislative efforts to reauthorize the Export Administration Act.
6/23/1999
1500
219 Hart
Counter-intelligence Threat - Senate Select Committee on Intelligence CLOSED Witnesses: Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense re: counter intelligence threat.
6/23/1999
1000
2247 Rayburn
Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction - House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations OPEN Witnesses: Charles Cragin, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs re: to assess the capabilities of National Guard Rapid Response Teams to respond to acts of terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction.
6/23/1999
1000
562 Dirksen
U.S. Policy Toward Iraq - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs OPEN Witnesses: Beth Jones, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs re: U.S. policy toward Iraq and mobilization of opposition to President Saddam Hussein.
6/23/1999
1000
342 Dirksen
Access to Technology By Foreign Nationals - Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs OPEN Witnesses: Donald Mancuso, Acting DoDIG; Inspector General from Departments of Energy, Commerce, State, Treasury and CIA re: Inspectors General internal investigations on their methods for controlling access to sensitive technology by foreign national scientist.
+6/23/1999
0930
222 Russell
DoE Security and Reorganization - Senate Committee on Armed Services OPEN Witnesses: Bill Richardson, Secretary of Energy re: reorganization and security in the Department of Energy.
+6/23/1999
1000
2203 Rayburn
Y2K Compliance Assistance Act - House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology OPEN Witnesses: Joel C. Willemssen, Director, Civil Agencies Information Accounting and Information Management Division, GAO; Frank P. Pugliese, Commissioner, Federal Supply Service, GSA; Glenn Giles, Managing Director, Keane Federal Systems; and Judith Kassel, VP and General Counsel, Government Technology Services Inc. re: legislation that would authorize funds to help state and local governments pay for programming help and software needed to fix the Y2K problem. HR 1599, a bill to amend the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 to authorize the purchase of information technology related to the Year 2000 computer conversion by state and local governments through federal supply schedules.

DUTY OFFICER FOR JUNE 23, 1999 - Mrs. Hansen

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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



There are no Speeches available for 6/23/1999. Please see the Speeches overview page for more


06/23/1999
KOREAN WAR SOLDIERS' REMAINS IDENTIFIED The remains of two soldiers missing in action from the Korean War have been identified and returned to their families for burial in the United States.

They are identified as U.S. Army Cpl. Charles W. Tillman, Columbia, S.C., and U.S. Army Pfc. Herbert Ardis, Detroit, Mich. The remains...



06/23/1999
Change To B/G Craddock Briefing The one-way television, two-way audio media availability previously announced for today from Urosevac, Kosovo, with Brig. Gen. John Craddock, commander of Task Force Falcon, at 2 p.m. (EDT) in the Pentagon briefing studio, Room 2E781, will be two-way audio only.

06/23/1999:   B/G Craddock Briefing




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