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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 081-97
April 24, 1997

National Defense Panel to Conduct Outreach Seminar on April 29th

The National Defense Panel (NDP) will conduct its second outreach seminar on April 29th at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. The seminar is open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. (EDT) and end about noon.

The purpose of this seminar is to ensure the NDP receives a wide range of opinions on national defense topics from the public and private sector. Scheduled to speak at this seminar are Kim Holmes of the Heritage Foundation, retired Rear Adm. John J. Shanahan of the Center for Defense Information, and retired Lt.Gen. Thomas G. McInerney from Business Executives for National Security.

The NDP, appointed by the Secretary of Defense on Feb. 6, 1997, will review and make recommendations to the secretary on the department's ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).

Media interested in attending this seminar should contact Lt. Col. Rick Scott, office of the assistant secretary of Defense (Public Affairs) at 703-693-1076.