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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 093-97
May 01, 1997

Vertical Integration News Media Conference

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Paul G. Kaminski will announce a series of Department of Defense initiatives to counter impacts of vertical integration in the defense industry at a news briefing, Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) in the DoD Briefing Studio, Room 2E781, the Pentagon.

Consolidation and mergers of the defense industry that began in the early 90s have raised concerns that vertical integration in the defense industry may degrade competition and innovation among sub-tier contractors. A Defense Science Board Task Force has been assessing this issue and is recommending a DoD response.

Point of contact for the news briefing is Lt. Col. Joan Ferguson, Directorate for Defense Information, (703) 697-3189.