February 27, 1996
The Department of Defense will conduct two news briefings on the FY 1997 DoD budget submission. Details of the March 1 and 4, 1996 sessions follow:
Friday, March 1, 1996: USE OF ALL MATERIALS AND COMMENTS PROVIDED ON FRIDAY WILL BE EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY, MARCH 4, AT 6:00 A.M.
3:00 p.m.: Available budget materials will be handed out in room 2E781 of the Pentagon. Documents should provide a thorough overview of the Department's budget, but the complete R-1(Research), P-1 (Procurement), and C-1 (Construction) presentations may be delayed.
3:30 p.m.: Senior Department of Defense officials will conduct a background briefing on the overall budget package. (Attribution will be to senior DoD officials upon lifting of the embargo on Monday, March 4, as noted above.) This briefing will be held in Room 2E781 of the Pentagon. No cameras will be allowed; tape recordings will be permitted for note taking purposes only.
4:30 p.m. approximately: Immediately following the briefing, representatives of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Military Services will answer questions in designated Pentagon locations as noted below. Upon lifting of the embargo, these officials will be attributable as "senior budget officials." No cameras. Tape recording for note taking only.
DoD-wide questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 3
Army questions: 1E801 Conference Complex Room 7
Navy & USMC questions: 2E781 Large TV Studio
Air Force questions: 2E776 Public Affairs Conference Room
Monday, March 4, 1996:
6:00 a.m.: Embargo is lifted.
2:00 p.m.: Secretary of Defense Perry will conduct an on-the-record press briefing in Room 2E781 of the Pentagon. Cameras and sound recordings are permitted.
On March 1, journalists with White House, State Department or Capitol Hill credentials will be allowed access to the Pentagon via the Mall Entrance only. (This entrance is around the Pentagon Building from the Metro subway station. ) Journalists without this identification, or a Pentagon building pass, must call 695-0192 or 697-5131 on the house phone for an escort from the Mall Entrance guard desk.
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