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Scheduled meetings.


Scheduled meetings.


None scheduled.


1 BT Contracts
2 MFC GO Announcement - Riggs
3 MFC GO Announcement - Pickler
4 MFC GO Announcement - Magruder
5 MFC GO Announcement - Jordan
6 MFC GO Announcement - Hill
7 MFC GO Announcement - Ellis
8 MFC GO Announcement - Brown
9 MFC GO Announcement - Ackerman


House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. and will consider the following:
-- HR 1218, Child Custody Protection Act.
-- HR 10, Financial Services Act
-- HR 775, Conference Report to Year 2000 Readiness and Responsibility Act
Senate The Senate may consider S. 1009, the FY 2000 Intelligence Authorization Bill.
2154 Rayburn
DoD Anthrax Immunization Program (AVIP) - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs, and International Relations OPEN Witnesses: Panel 1 -- Louis J. Rodriguez, Director, Defense Acquisitions Issues, National Security and International Affairs Division, GAO. Panel 2 -- Dave Oliver, PUSD (A&T); and Mr. Fahd El Hibri, CEO, Bioport re: oversight hearing to determine whether the military should rely on a sole supplier of anthrax vaccines.
2118 Rayburn
B-2 Bombers in Kosovo - House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Procurement OPEN Witnesses: Lt. Gen. Marvin R. Esmond, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Air Force Air and Space Operations; and Brig. Gen. Leroy Barnidge, Commander, 509th Bomber Wing, Whiteman Fir Force Base, Missouri re: the performance of the B-2 during operations in Kosovo.
219 Hart
Covert Action Review - Senate Select Committee on Intelligence CLOSED Witnesses: none from DoD re: covert action review.
2203 Rayburn
FEHBP Demonstration Project - House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Civil Service OPEN Witnesses: Panel 1 -- Rep. Moran and Rep. Barcelo. Panel 2 -- Representatives from the National Military Family Association (NMFA), and The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA). Panel 3 -- Representatives from Blue Cross/ Blue Shield. Panel 4 -- RADM Tom Carrato, Executive Director of TMA; and representative from OPM re: "Implementing the FEHBP Demonstration Project for Military Retirees: Good Faith Effort or Another Broken Promise?"

DUTY OFFICER FOR JUNE 30, 1999 - Mr. Turner

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Marine Corps Commandant Change-of-Command
Remarks as Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C.

GENERAL OFFICER ANNOUNCEMENT Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen announced today that the President has nominated Lt. Gen. Robert H. Foglesong, U.S. Air Force, for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general with assignment as commander, Twelfth Air Force, Air Combat Command; commander, United States Southern Command Air...

Photo Opportunity Thursday, July 1 - Sec Def Recognizes Top Recruiters Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will present Secretary of Defense Coins to 17 top Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps recruiters for fiscal 1998 in a photo opportunity beginning at 3 p.m. (EDT) on July 1, in Room 3E912 of the Pentagon. The presentations are in recognition of the skill...

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