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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 240-97
October 15, 1997

Secretary of Defense William Cohen makes remarks to Business Executives for National Security

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will make remarks at the kickoff meeting of the Business Executives For National Security (BENS) Tail to Tooth Commission at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106, 1st and Constitution, Washington, D.C., 9 a.m. (EDT), Thursday, Oct. 16, 1997.

The BENS Tail to Tooth Commission will conduct a two-year study aimed at recommending workable business solutions to save the DoD up to $20 billion through outsourcing, BRAC, Acquisition Reform, Joint Requirements, DoD budget planning and headquarters reduction initiatives.

An audio feed of the speech is planned to be broadcast in the DoD press room.

A media availability is planned following the Secretary's remarks. Interested media should contact John Lis, BENS public affairs officer, at (202) 296-2125 for further information.