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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 192-02
December 17, 2002

Town Hall Meeting

A Pentagon Town Hall meeting will be held at 11 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, December 18, 2002. The meeting will be held in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room 5A1070.

Participating in the Town Hall meeting will be Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Edward C. "Pete" Aldridge, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas J. Feith, Under Secretary of Defense for Comptroller/Chief Financial Officer Dov S. Zakheim, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness David S. Chu. Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Ken Krieg will serve as moderator for the Town Hall meeting. Each participant will have an opportunity to deliver brief remarks and then take questions from the audience of Department of Defense civilians and military personnel present.

The meeting will be carried live via satellite at the following times and coordinates: Date: December 18, 2002 Time: 10:30 a.m. EDT (Test Pattern) 10:45 a.m. EDT (Slate) 11 a.m. EDT (Program) 2:30 p.m. EDT (End of Window) Satellite: Galaxy 11 Transponder: 15K analog Band: KU Downlink frequency: 12003 MHz Horizontal polarity Audio: 6.2/6.8

The meeting will also be webcast at http://www.defenselink.mil/briefings/ .

Members of the news media may watch the meeting live on Channel 13 of the Pentagon cable system or view it in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E781. Media without a Pentagon building pass must have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification and should be at the North Parking Entrance by 10:30 a.m. Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.