Q: Has the SecDef received the report on NMD yet? And when does he plan to report to the president? And when are we going to get a briefing on what happened and why the kill vehicle couldn't separate?
Bacon: He has not received his briefing yet. He will receive it probably in the next week or so. I don't know precisely when he plans to pass his recommendation on to the president. And I anticipate that we will be able to brief you next week or the week after on the reason why Integrated Flight Test 5 failed.
Q: In the briefing to us, do you plan on in any way letting us know what the SecDef has recommended, or will he keep that --
Bacon: No, we don't plan to tell you. I think he'll treat that as a private recommendation to the president.
Q: Does he plan to do it before he goes on holiday, I guess it would be the third week?
Bacon: His current plans are to do that; yes.