- The Washington Times - Monday, September 29, 2003




8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases its figures on personal income and outlays for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve releases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee for Reproductive Health Drugs to discuss approval of products related to fertility treatments. Location: Hilton Hotel ballrooms, 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel. Location: Hilton Washington Embassy Row, 2015 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 301/903-3705.

2 p.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds the first meeting of the Advisory Committee on Diversity for Communications in the Digital Age. Location: Federal Communications Commission, Room TW-C305, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-2030.

2 p.m. — Defense Department holds a meeting of the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee to discuss legal and policy considerations of advanced information technologies to counterterrorism and counterintelligence missions. Location: Ritz Carlton, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 703/695-0903.


No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Unavailable. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at — noon — pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Counterterrorism Technology: Picking Winners and Losers.” Michael Jakub, director of technical programs at the State Department’s Office of Counterterrorism; Edward McCallum, director of the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technology Support Office; and David Bolka, director of the Homeland Security Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Syria conference — all day The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a conference, “Syria: A Voice for the Future or a Voice of the Past?”

Highlights — 12:30 p.m. — Keynote address by Rep. Eliot L. Engel, New York Democrat

Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 511. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Minority business — all day The Small Business Administration and the Commerce Department hold their 21st annual Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference to discuss “Strategies for Growth in the American Economy, Part 3: Pursuing the Global Economy.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. N. Gregory Mankiw, Council of Economic Advisers, “The U.S. and the Global Economy”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6740.

Rural communications — all day The Rural Telecommunications Congress, Appalachian Regional Commission and Rural Broadband Coalition hold a conference, “Rural TeleCon ‘03.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Michael J. Copps of the Federal Communications Commission and Kate McMahon of the RTC

12:30 p.m. — Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican.

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/477-4705.

Bioterrorism — all day The Food, Drug and Law Institute holds a conference on “Bioterrorism: Threats and Responses for the Drug, Medical Device and Biologics Industries: Focusing on Policy, Law, Regulation and Enforcement.”

Highlights — 9 a.m. Kenneth Alibek of George Mason University’s National Center for Biodefense, Dr. Julie Gerberding, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Victoria Sutton of Texas Tech University

Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 800/956-6293 or 202/371-1420.

Sri Lanka peacekeeping — 10 a.m. U.S. Institute of Peace holds a news briefing on “Norway’s Experience in Sri Lanka and Elsewhere: Lessons for Conflict Resolution.” Participants include Vidar Helgesen, Norway’s deputy foreign minister, and William Milam of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Location: U.S. Institute of Peace, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3824.

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