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Today in the Department of Defense, Friday, Oct. 6, 2000

Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen departs today on visits to Tunisia, Greece and the United Kingdom. See the background briefing for details.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Rudy de Leon is continuing his visit to Southern California today. There are no scheduled public or media events on his schedule.

Many Department of Defense offices, including the press office, will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, a federal holiday.

The next Department of Defense news briefing will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in the Pentagon briefing studio, room 2E781. The briefer will be Rear Adm. Craig Quigley, deputy assistant secretary of Defense for public affairs.

Pacific Reach 2000, a cooperative regional submarine rescue exercise in the Pacific, continues through Oct. 14. For details see the Seventh Fleet news release.

The Combined Federal Campaign is now in progress throughout the Department of Defense. See the campaign's web page for details.

The department's Legislative Affairs Office maintains a separate Congressional Schedule of Events.

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10/06/2000
NAVY-MARINE CORPS ANNOUNCE INTRANET CONTRACT AWARD Secretary of the Navy Richard Danzig announced today the award of a $ 6,938,817,954 contract to Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) to build and maintain a department-wide Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). The NMCI will make the naval service more efficient, more productive and enhance its...


10/06/2000
New Identification Card Uses "Smart" Technology A special news briefing to introduce the Department of Defense common access card will be conducted on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. EDT in the DoD briefing room, Pentagon 2E781. The common access card will replace the current uniformed services ID card and is based on "smart card"...




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