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May 5, 1959
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3_1 Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-00__ aOR000100320013-9 Ch/G Staff Meeting 5 2 iy 1959 ACTION REQUIRED Item. No. Action Required of Ch/G Action Required of Divisions 1 None 2 Chiefs, D/GG and D/GL to make objective study and meet with Chief/G atlb.:30 on Tuesc sy, 1:2 May 1959 25X1A6a GRA personnel encouraged to write articles for "Studies in Intelligence". Chief, D GL to send previous request for unclassified Town Plans to Ch G. CEP meeting on 8 May at 2:00 p.m. Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-0068OR000100320013-9 Sanitized - Approved For Re6JA-RDP62-00680R000100320013-9 MINUIES OF THE GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AREA STAFF MEETING, 5 MAY 1959 1. Planning Paper for FY 1960 In connection with the Planning Paper for FY 1960, St/A has asked that GRA submit any contemplated changes in personnel strength which would have to be included in the Paper. This was discussed, and it was agreed that there seemed to be no need to indicate change in present staffing at this time. 2. D/GL Need for Assistance Chief/G reported that Chief, D/GL, has expressed an extreme need for 25X1A9aadditional het in his division's program for the procurement of Sino-Soviet Bloc maps. feels that this is one of the most important tasks that D/GL will ever have, and would like to be able to follow as many as possible of the promising leads being uncovered. This was discussed, and it was suggested that perhaps some help can be found in the Area, at least until such time as individuals now in the pipeline are brought on board25X1A9a and broken into the job (probably about 6 months). asked that Chiefs, D/GG, and D/GL make as objective a study of the situation as possible, and write up for him what they consider to be the immediate and long-range benefits (or harmful effects) which would result from a reassignment arrangement. will meet25X1A9a at 10:30 a.m. on Tua~y~,X 2 May 1959, to discuss this matter. 3. Discussion with 2-00680R0001 0032 Chief/G reported he had met with at the latter s request, to discuss Ch G's comments on the la daft of the exchange of geographers 25X1 A9clroposal. explained to that his position was 25X1 X7 based entirely on consideration of the net intelligence value to be derived, in view of the importance to the intelligence community of the procurement of Soviet topographic maps. It is believed that went away with25X1X7 25X1A9a a better appreciation and un of the intelligence point of view. also discussed derstandin requirements for maps from D/GC25X1X7 and his desire and need for a endance at the Surveyors' Conference 25X1X7^ Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-0068OR000100320013-9 25X1A6a Sanitized - Appro I%uw ved For Releas DP62-0068 R000100320013-9 +. Meeting with 25X1A9a 25X1A9a Chief/G reported on a meeting he had with who is soon to retire from his position of Chief, DD/P. 5. Studies in Intelligence 25X1A8a Chief/G has discussed with members of the editorial board of "Studies in Intelligence" the contribution of articles for publication in that periodical. It is suggested that Geographic Area personnel plan to write articles on their particular activity or interest (i.e., Carton Zapping Intelligence, Geographic Intelligence). 6. Request for Town Plans Chief, D/GL, showed Chief/G a request he had received from for unclassified Town Plans. There is previous correspondence on this matter, which indicated he would send to for information. 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 7. Competitive Evaluation Panel Chief, D/GG, reported he had scheduled a meeting of the CEP for 8 May at 2:00. Sanitized - Approved For Release :CIA-RDP62-00680R000100320013-9