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1999 Defense Almanac Hits the Web

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 1999 – The 1999 Defense Almanac is alive,  well and running at www.defenselink.mil/pubs/almanac/.

From 1980 through 1997, Defense magazine printed an annual compendium of DoD facts and figures known the "Almanac." As part of a broad cost cutting effort to move to a paperless environment, the Defense Reform Initiative of 1997 ended printing of the magazine, and sent the Almanac into history's recycle bin.

On Aug. 19, a new online Almanac made its debut. Past readers should find this new Almanac even more useful than paper editions of old because the Web allows continuous updates of source information. Reference contents include data on DoD organization, money, budget and people. More categories will be added as information becomes available.

Those with questions or comments about the Almanac can e- mail its editor, Jim Garamone, at jagaram@hq.afis.osd.mil.

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