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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM S. COHEN

Travelling in Far East.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled meetings.

MEDIA EVENTS

1:30 p.m. DoD Press Briefing, Pentagon Briefing Room 2E781

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR JULY 28, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 TRNS Secretary Cohen and Minister Norota Joint Press Conference, July 28, 1999
CONGRESSIONAL
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m.
Committees
10 a.m., 2172 Rayburn House Committee on International Relations will conduct an open hearing on U.S. security and anti-drug interests in Panama after 1999, when control of the Panama Canal reverts to Panama. Witnesses include Thomas E. McNamara, President, Americas Society, former U.S. Chief Negotiator in Panama; and Gen. George A. Joulwan, former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, former CINC, U.S. Southern Command.
9:30 a.m., 192 Dirksen The Senate Special Committee on Year 2000 will conduct an open hearing on Y2K information center and how the lessons learned will apply to the broader challenges of critical infrastructure protection. Witnesses include Richard Clarke, National Coordinator, Infrastructure Protection, National Security Council; John Koskinen, Chairman, The President's Year 2000 Conversion Council; John S. Tritak, Director, the Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office; Michael Vatis, Director, National Infrastructure Protection Center; and Richard Schaeffer, Director, Infrastructure and Information Assurance.
3 p.m., 419 Dirksen The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: European Affairs Subcommittee will conduct an open hearing on Democracy in Yugoslavia. Scheduled witnesses include Robert Gelbard - Special Representative of the President and the Secretary of State, Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords; James Pardew Jr. - Deputy Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State, Kosovo and the Dayton Peace Accords; Sonja Biserko - Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia; Father Irinej Dobrijevic - Office of External Affairs, Serbian Orthodox Church; John Fox - Open Society Institute; James Hooper - Executive Director, Balkan Action Council.
10 a.m., 334 Cannon The House Veterans' Affairs: Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will conduct an open hearing on Veterans Employment and Training. Scheduled witnesses include: Cynthia Fagnoni - Director, Education, Workforce and Income Security Issues, Health, Education and Human Services Division, General Accounting Office; Espiridion Borrego - Assistant Secretary, Veterans Employment and Training, Department of Labor; James Hubbard - Director, National Economics Commission, The American Legion; Anthony Baskersville - Deputy National Service Director, Employment, Disabled American Veterans; James Magill - Director, National Employment Policy, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Peter Gayton - Legislative Director, AMVETS; Calvin Gross - Chairman, Employment Training and Business Opportunities, Vietnam Veterans of America.

DUTY OFFICER FOR JULY 29, 1999 - LCDR Cooper

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07/29/1999
DOD SENDS SOLDIERS TO UKRAINE FOR PEACE SHIELD '99 More than 350 service members from the U.S. Armed Forces will deploy to L'viv, Ukraine to participate in Exercise Peace Shield '99, which runs from August 1-14.

The U.S. servicemembers will join forces with approximately 650 soliders from 17 other nations in this "in-the-spirit-of"...



07/29/1999
VIEQUES PANEL MEETING Rear Adm. Andrew A. Granuzzo, director, Environmental Protection, Safety and Occupational Health Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and retired Navy Rear Adm. Ferg Norton, former commander, Fleet Air Caribbean (CFAC), are scheduled to address the Special Panel on Military...




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