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January 28, 1959
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" M E ET / Sanitized - Approv~ed For Rel ' ?' IA-RDP62-00680R000100320019-3 Ch/G Staff Meeting 28 January 1959 ACTION REQUIRED Item No. Action Required of Ch/G Action Required of Divisions 1 None Required. 2 None Required. 3 Division Chiefs to caution their personnel. 4 D/GG to submit request for consultant services covering the remainder of the Fiscal Year. Also, to report on activities quarterly. 8 Ch/G to explore possibility of incorporating GRA needs into ERA statements. Division Chiefs to brief them- selves thoroughly on function statements. Division Chiefs to explore this possibility further with their Branch Chiefs. 9 Chief, D/GG, to submit memo to Ch/G before Friday's meeting. 10 Plans to be made for attendance at Pittsburgh meetings of AAG. 11 None Required. Sanitized - Approved For Rjqp CIA-RDP62-0068OR000100320019-3 25X1X7 Sanitized - Approved For fVAgSjwwC1A-RDP62-00680R0001 MINUTES OF THE GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AREA STAFF MEETING, 28 JANUARY 1959 25X1A9a 1. Freeze on Upgrading of Clerical Slots Chief/G reported that there is currently a freeze on the upgrading of clerical slots in the Agency. The action results from an Agency survey of average grades of clerical positions elsewhere in government which showed Agency grades to be the highest. 2. Letters of Availability Chief/G announced that it is no longer necessary for potential employees to supply letters of availability before being processed for Agency positions. 3. Discussion of Classified Matters with Ex-Employees Chief/G asked that the group caution their personnel not to discuss matters of a classified nature when speaking to ex-employees of the Agency. 4. Requests for Consultant Services Chief/G advised the group that it was no longer necessary to request services of consultants each pay period. The next request submitted can cover the remainder of the Fiscal Year. also informed the 25X1A9a group that a report of consultants' activities should be submitted to St/A each quarter. 5. Survey of Agency ActivitieE25X1 Aga Chief/G reported that of 00 -- who is a member of the team surveying Agency activities -- started his seven-week tour of ORR yesterday. He will be around to the divisions and will talk to personnel down to Branch Chief level. asked that the Division Chiefs 25X1A9a brief themselves thoroughly on their functions as recently reported, and be ready to give background on these functions. Sanitized - Approved For Refegpe ~.A-RDP62-00680R000100320019-3 Mrsim Sanitized - Appro yd For Releas DP62-0068OR000100320019-3 25X1A9a 25X1X7 7. Placement of DD/I Personnel in DD/P Chief/G reported that of DD/P(FE) spoke to Area and Staff 25X1A9a Chiefs on the procurement of an ORR man as Reports Officer. 25X1A9a indicated that from discussion at the meeting, it appeared possible that further opportunities of this sort might develop in the 'future. This matter was discussed and asked that it be explored further 25X1A9a with Branch Chiefs. 8. "Gaps in Intelligence" Requirements Chief/G explained to the group a recently initiated requirements program in ERA, under which priority requirements are submitted for each major subject in their field of responsibility. The requirements are called "Gaps in Intelligence", and list the priority needs in each subject. After considerable discussion, it was decided that the GRA should wait for DD/P field reaction (perha s 6 or 8 months) before instituting a similar program. In the meantime, indicated he would investigate with25X1A9a Deputy Ch/E the possibility of having existing ERA statements incorporate GRA needs. 9. Meeting on UW Studies Chief/G announced that he is to meet with 25X1A9a of DD/P on Friday, 30 January, to discuss UW studies. asked that 25X1A9a submit certain information on TAB studies in advance of the meeting. 10. AAG Meetings Chief/G asked that the Divisions start making plans for attendance at the April meetings of the AAG, which are to be held in Pittsburgh. He indicated that we should be as lenient as possible in granting administrative leave so that personnel may attend, and that the number of personnel sponsored would be about the same as in past years. 25X1 A9a Sanitized - Approved For ReA-RDP62-006808000100320019-3 Sanitized - ApprQ ed For Reid :R0P62-00680R000100320019-3 11. Author Recognition on ORR Reports Chief, D/GG, stated that, outside of one branch, little interest was shown in his division on the naming of authors of GRA reports. In view of this, he suggested that the Area take no action pending the outcome of the ERA experiment. -3- Sanitized - Approved For Rel. CIA-RDP62-0068OR000100320019-3 Sanitized - ApprQyed For IA-RDP62-0006680R000100320019-3 *MW *12. IGU Meeting in Stockholm Chief/G stated that he had s oken to the AD on the IGU meeting scheduled for 1960. asked that Chief, D/GG, submit names 25X1A9a of 4 or 5 of his people who are able to converse in Russian (in order of fluency) and should be considered for attendance at the meeting. ACTION: Chief, D/GG, to submit names to Chief/G. Sanitized - Approved For R IA-RDP62-00680R000100320019-3