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    Space Exploration Policy

    Officials and scientists talked to reporters about the future of the U.S. space program. Among the topics they addressed were the role of the private sector in space exploration, changing…

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    Tanker Lease Agreement

    Undersecretary Aldridge announced a U.S. Air Force plan to lease 100 modified 767 airplanes from Boeing for use as refuelers and talked about the details. He answered reporters' questions.…

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    Defense Acquisition Programs

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    Defense Department Town Hall Meeting

    Undersecretaries spoke to military and civilian employees about the missions and goals of their agencies in a town hall meeting. Following brief remarks they answered questions from the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    The officials talked about defense-related issues of the day, including humanitarian missions in Afghanistan, continuing air operations over Iraq, and a new computer surveillance system.…

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    Crusader Artillery System

    Witnesses testified about the decision to cancel the development of the Crusader mobile howitzer system and the transformation of the U.S. military to meet the needs of future combat…

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    Aquisition Programs

    Mr. Aldrige talked to reporters about defense acquisition programs, supplemental appropriations requests, and missile defense. He also answered questions about the decision to reject the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Undersecretary Aldridge updated reporters on the status of various Defense Department weapons programs and answered questions about missile defense, anthrax vaccinations, and other topics.…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    In a morning session of their annual conference, officials greeted attendees and talked about proposals to improve the armed forces and defense industry. Among the topics addressed were…

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    Weapon Systems and National Security

    Industry officials talked about the future of the military, the potential impact of new technology on military operations, the state of the economy, and proposed programs to transform the…

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    Future of the U.S. Military

    Mr. Wolfowitz spoke about the changing nature of threats to national security and how the U.S. military would seek to meet future challenges. Among the topics he addressed were integrating…

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    Defense Department Acquisition Process Since September 11

    Undersecretary Aldridge spoke to reporters about military procurement programs and how they have changed since the September 11 attacks. He also talked about future military technology.…

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    Joint Strike Fighter Program

    Defense officials announced the award of a contract to build the new joint strike fighter to be used by all service branches. Following their remarks they answered questions from reporters.

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    Defense Business Practices

    Secretary Rumsfeld and other officials talked with reporters about the need to refine the Defense Department’s business practices. An opening ceremony will kick off Acquisition and…

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    Military Base Closing Procedures

    Undersecretary Aldridge talked to reporters about potential base closings and announced that the Department of Defense would examine bases as part of an “efficient facilities initiative.”…

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