THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 25, 1999
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Release of Cox Report
The President received the classified version of the Select Committee's report on January 4, 1999, and the President provided his response to the recommendations of the Select Committee on February 1, 1999.
While we do not agree with all of the report's analysis, the Administration and the Select Committee share a common objective: ensuring that U.S. national secrets are protected and that our civilian technology is not diverted for military purposes.
We found most of the recommendations constructive and we are in the process of implementing them. In many cases, the Administration had already been implementing the substance of the recommendations as a matter of policy, practice and as required by law. We look forward to working with Congress on any necessary additional measures to strengthen protections and export controls.