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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040033-9 Office Memorandum ? UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT Chief, I8nt;u:and Area `3choo FROM . 7e?Duty Chief, Plans, rtes ,o.rch and Administration SUBJECT: Weekly Activities Report A. :jG v IF ICAJ11T IT MS 1, a.rc devoting their time and energies towaa.rd whip- -ping the IOE course into final shape for its December offering. The course schedule has been revised and tightened. A ~,elccted and annotated ret'.ing list is in preparation. Class problems are being devised applying the problems and -principles of Overseas Efficiency to Agency work. And perhaps rest importantly a li-t of lecturers and panelists who are le-,.ders in their respective fields is being; set up. 2. With on board, we are making preparations for expediting the entire te3ting program on a priority basis so that those with the high- est cln.imed proficiency in the morc si nifica.nt languages will. be tested the e:_.rliest. In the meantime, as Chief of the 74esearch Branch, is starting work on revision, improvement and extension of the written tests. 3. "attended another informal seminar on Tuesday led by dtevc 1rone to report B. O'TI TL ACTIVITIES a.nd a toned also by on sino- .'0 Japanese Constitution, with particular reference to correspondence between George Atcheson, the P?litical Adviser to MacArthur and the Department. 4. Editing, typing and proof reading of the Tagalog 1Nngu~=. e test have been com-c)leted and the text sent to the printer. 4. The Historical Division of the Department of State has offered to o-oen up its files to 0 to aid in his'research on the origins of the 'loviet relations and. the inioa.ct of the Thrushchev American visa . 5. Forty-three people reported fo_i written proficiency tests last week in Bulgarian, Burmese, Portuguese and Russian. Fourteen orals were given in German and Portuguese this past week. b i'ne Ia.Li-w1nser ita.ri u `.fit p u~_ wt ttcLa lGOU1 VGLL . u 5 zat ion from mid- devember on. increasing. 7. Attendance for the noon-time movie progrem has Iven steadily Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2009/12/18: CIA-RDP61-00442A000200040033-9