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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 015-97
February 03, 1997

The Department of Defense will conduct two news briefings on the FY 1998 DoD budget submission.

The Department of Defense will conduct two news briefings on the FY 1998 DoD budget submission. Details of the February 5 and 6, 1997 sessions follow:

Wednesday, February 5, 1997: USE OF ALL MATERIALS AND COMMENTS PROVIDED ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 1997 AT 8:00 A.M.

1:00 p.m.: Available budget materials will be handed out in room 2E781 of the Pentagon.

2:00 p.m.: A Department of Defense official will conduct a background briefing on the overall budget package. (Attribution will be to a senior DoD official upon lifting of the embargo.) This briefing will be held in Room 2E781 of the Pentagon. No cameras will be allowed; tape recordings will be permitted for note taking purposes only.

3:30 p.m. approximately: Following the briefing, representatives of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Military Services will answer questions in designated Pentagon locations as noted below. Upon lifting of the embargo, these officials will be attributable as "senior budget officials." No cameras. Tape recording for note taking only.

DoD-wide questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 5

Air Force questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 4

Army questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 7

Navy & USMC questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 1

Thursday, February 6, 1997:

8:00 a.m.: Embargo is lifted.

1:00 p.m.: Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will conduct an on-the-record press briefing in Room 2E781 of the Pentagon. Cameras and sound recordings are permitted.

On February 5, journalists with White House, State Department or Capitol Hill credentials will be allowed access to the Pentagon via the Mall Entrance only. (This entrance is around the Pentagon Building from the Metro subway station. ) Journalists without this identification, or a Pentagon building pass, must call 695-0192 or 697-5131 on the house phone for an escort from the Mall Entrance guard desk.