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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Scheduled meetings.
1100 Will host an honor cordon to welcome Minister of Defense Victor Babiuc, of Romania, to the Pentagon. at 11 a.m.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled meetings.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

1250-1300 Secretary Cohen and Romanian Minister of Defense Victor Babiuc will conduct a media availability in Room 3E859.
1400 Lt. Gen. John M. "Mike" McDuffie, Director for Logistics, J-4, the Joint Staff, will present a brief reporters on the progress of Task Force Falcon's movement into Kosovo, Pentagon Press Briefing Studio, Rm. 2E781
Following 1400 briefing Regularly Scheduled DoD Press Briefing w/Mr. Bacon.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR JUNE 28 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 PA Task Force Falcon DoD Press Briefing
3 PA Honor Cordon and Media Availability with MoD of Romania

CONGRESSIONAL:

House The House is scheduled to meet at 12:30 p.m. and will take up a number of measures under Suspension of the Rules.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
6/29/1999
1400
2247 Rayburn
Federal Accounting Practices - House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Information and Technology OPEN Witnesses: Deirdre Lee, Acting Director, Management and Administration, Office of Federal Procurement Policy, OMB; David Walker, GAO; Michelle Snyder, Chief Financial Officer and Director, Financial Management Office, Health Care Financing Administration; Paul Dinkins, Executive Vice President, The Profit Recovery Group International Inc.; Douglas R. Wilwerding, CEO and President, Omnium Worldwide, Inc.; Terrance Lyons, Director of Accounting, Walgreens; and Robert Koehler, American Logistics Association re: to study the potential savings associated with more thorough reviews of government expenditures when compared with actual costs. HR 1827, the Government Waste Corrections Act, would require the use of recovery auditing by Federal agencies.
6/29/1999
1000
2318 Rayburn
Space Defense and Range Modernization - JOINT -- House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement and Subcommittee on Military Research and Development, and the House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics OPEN Witnesses: Robert V. Davis, former DUSD(Space) and President, R.V. Davis and Associates; Tom Moser, Executive Director, Texas Aerospace Commission; Jess Sponable, VP of Flight Operations, Universal Space Lines and former DC-X Program Manager, USAF; Dr. John M. Borky, Vice Chairman, USAF Scientific Advisory Board; and Lt. Gen. Richard C. Henry (ret.) Chairman, Range Integrated Product Team re: space defense and modernizing launch ranges.
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1000
2154 Rayburn
Impact on U.S. Workers of Defense Offset Program - House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources OPEN Witnesses: Pane 1 -- Sen. Russell D. Feignold. Panel 2 -- Joel Johnson, VP, Aerospace Industries International; Owen Hernnstadt, Director, International Affairs, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers; and Robert Scott, International Economist, Economic Policy Institute. Panel 3 -- Roger Majak, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration; Alfred Volkman, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Commercial and International Programs re: whether defense offsets the practice of a foreign state granting a weapons contract to a U.S. firm by insisting that some locally-produced parts be used in the final product, thus affecting the U.S. job market.
+6/29/1999
1400
2318 Rayburn
Security at DoE Laboratories - House Committee on Science OPEN Witnesses: Warren Rudman, Chairman, PFIAB re: security at the DoE laboratories and nuclear weapon facilities, focusing on the Rudman Report entitled "Science at its Best, Security at its Worst."
6/29/1999
1330
2172 Rayburn
Torture and U.S. Foreign Policy - House Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights OPEN Witnesses: Panel 1 -- Harold Hongju Koh, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; Lavinia Limon, Director of Health and Human Services for Refugee Resettlement; and Hattie Babbit, Deputy Administrator, US Agency for International Development. Panel 2 -- Douglas A. Johnson, Executive Director, Center for Victims of Torture re: U.S. policy toward victims of torture.

DUTY OFFICER FOR JUNE 29, 1999 - LTC Phillips

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