Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has agreed to help the Pentagon on any changes in weapons procurement procedures needed in the wake of the defense contractors scandal, Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci said Monday.

Carlucci told a National Press Club luncheon that Rumsfeld and former Deputy Defense Secretary David Packard have "agreed to help."The Pentagon had previously announced that Packard, who headed the 1986 presidential commission on procurement reform, would assist on any changes shown to be needed.

Carlucci said the two men will work with a Pentagon task force that has been set up to review abuses founded by the FBI in its investigation.