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February 19, 1969
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Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2387120 Noe *NW ET 19 February 1969 MEMORANDUM FOR: Mr. Samuel A. Mitchell SUBJECT: Project AQUILINE I was under the impression that the scheduled meeting on 20 February was to discuss the total project concept the outcome of which would then govern the position that OSA would take with respect to the manner in which the project would be approached. Since it is impracticable to forecast fallout of a discussion such as that contemplated, the Contracts Management Division's primary concern with Project AQUILINE is whether or not the contract manage- ment concept of contracting heretofore practiced in OSA will be applied to the project or whether the logistic procurement concept will be applied. In the event the decision is made that the logistic procurement concept will apply then certain consequences of necessity will follow which will affect the manner in which OSA will be forced to manage this project. Within the framework of the logistic procure- ment concept is th.-9,-fi contractin_officer limitation, the utilization of the 177.7tic supply syste4,9the utilization of the IBILq,ILial Contract Audit Divisi_pffice of Finance, thOsubmissioll of actions in excess of and overruns in excess of F�I]of th contract to the Contract Revtew Eoar4 thaViltilization of Book a,proval technique. etc. It is evident-777t our existing contracting Methods would not be practicable if we were required to proceed along the lines cited, therefore, it would seem to be in the best interest of the program and OSA to request the DDS&T for authority to operate not only the contracting phases, but the support, security, etc., along the OSA program/project concept. c/amp/osA 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) SEET Approved for Release: 2019/11/05 CO2387120