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Release No: 054-04
October 06, 2004

Iraq Reconstruction Officials to Brief Live from Baghdad

            Charles Hess, director of the Iraq Project and Contracting Office (PCO) and Ambassador Bill Taylor, director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO) will brief news media via tele-conference from Baghdad, Iraq on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the DoD Briefing Room, Pentagon 2E579 at 10:30 a.m. EST on Iraq reconstruction progress. 


            The Project and Contracting Office (PCO) is responsible for implementing nearly $12.4 billion of the $18.44 billion in the Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund approved by Congress.  The PCO reports to the U.S. Army/DoD on matters relating to program management and contracting, and to the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office (IRMO)/State Department on matters relating to priorities and requirements.  Hess will discuss progress in delivering construction and non-construction projects and plans for the future.  Taylor will discuss overarching strategy, reallocation of funds, and progress to date.


            Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the North Parking Entrance only.   Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms of photo identification.  Please call (703) 697-5131 for escort into the building.

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