** NOTE TIME CHANGE IN LIFTING OF EMBARGO.
The Department of Defense will conduct two news briefings on the fiscal 2004 DoD budget submission.
Friday, January 31, 2003:
10:00 a.m.: Hard copies of the budget documents will be available in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Use of all materials and comments will be embargoed until Monday, Feb. 3, at 9:00 a.m. EST.
1:30 p.m.: A senior defense official will conduct a background briefing on the overall budget package in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Attribution will be to a "senior DoD official" upon lifting of the embargo on Monday, Feb. 3, at 9:00 a.m. No cameras will be allowed; tape recordings will be permitted for note taking purposes only.
2:30 p.m.: Following the briefing, representatives from DoD, the military services and the Missile Defense Agency will answer questions in designated Pentagon locations as noted below. Upon lifting of the embargo, these officials will be quoted as "senior budget officials."
Sessions in the OSD Conference Complex 1E801:
|Navy & USMC:
|Missile Defense Agency:
Monday, February 3, 2003
9:00 a.m.: EMBARGO LIFTED. Electronic copies of the 2004 DoD budget submission will be available at http://www.dod.mil/comptroller/defbudget/fy2004/.
4:00 p.m.: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld will conduct a briefing on the fiscal 2004 budget submission in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781.
Media without a Pentagon building pass should be at the North Parking Entrance 30 minutes prior to any of the above scheduled events and must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.