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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 266-96
September 18, 1996

Secretary Perry to Present Hammer Award

Secretary of Defense William J. Perry will present the Heroes of Reinvention Hammer Award to more than 500 federal employees and military personnel at 10 a.m. (EDT), Friday, Sept. 20, 1996, Fort Myer, Va. They compose thirteen process action teams who completed a range of acquisition reform efforts, including streamlining defense acquisition regulations, developing and implementing the DoD-wide electronic commerce strategy, and reducing defense-unique industrial specifications.

The ceremony includes remarks by Secretary Perry, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology Paul G. Kaminski, and Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform Colleen A. Preston.

The event is open to the news media. Media should arrive at Fort Myer via the Hatfield Gate. Fort Myer is located off I-395, exit 8 (Route 27, Washington Blvd.). From there, follow the signs to Fort Myer. The military police will direct all media to Comny Hall.

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