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January 13, 1959
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Ni r- 77,tr G s MANS Aft Sanitized - ApprWd For Rele j RDP62-00680R000100320020-1 5?a? Ch/G to check this with the AD and ERA people. 5.b. Ch/G Staff Meeting 13 January 1959 ACTION REQUIRED Action Required of Ch/G Action Required of Divisions None Required. D/GG to number all reports on a calendar basis. 25X1A9a SA to Ch/G to check with Divisions on the Budget Briefing paper within the next week. 9 SA to Ch/G to attend meeting on War Planning on 14 January. to coordinate this NIE contribution. Acting Chief, D/GL, to submit plan of activities and probable expenses to Ch/G. Acting Chief, D/GL, and Chief, D/GG, to look into the problem and report back to Ch/G within the week. Chief, D/GG, to attend briefing. Divisions to bring Recruitment Requests up to date. _Qrorts. Sanitized - Approved For Re A-RDP62-00680R000100320020-1 Sanitized - Approved For Release: IA-RDP62-0068OR000100320020-1 -Mau-"M Law I MINUTES OF THE GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AREA STAFF MEETING, 13 JANUARY 1959 25X1A9a 1. Flexible T/0 Chief, St/A, joined the meeting to explain the Flexible T/0, and 25X1A9a the Planning Paper which is to be reviewed on a yearly basis beginning in May 1959. also discussed the Competitive Evaluation Panel and the Career Service Staffing Presentation. He indicated he would be willing to attend a meeting in each of the Divisions to explain the above to Branch Chiefs as soon as the first Planning Paper is finalized (probably within the next 2 or 3 weeks). 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 2. Numbering of ORR Projects Chief/G reported that the DDlI has approved a change in the ORR report numbering system to accord with the new Agency Publications Board policy. A calendar numbering system will replace the cumulative system which has been used to date; reports within each series will show the report series, the year, and the number. (e.g., GR 59-1). 3. NIE 11-6-59, SOVIET SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Chief/G reported that an NIE is to be produced on "Soviet Science and Technology", and that he had given the initial draft received from ONE to 25X1A9a has been directed to work with (and, if indicated by the scope of the project, in putting together a contribution to this NIE. 25X1A9a 4. Invitation to Soviet Geologists Acting Chief, D/GL, reported that plans have been developed for Frank Whitmore, USGS, to invite certain Soviet geologists to the AASP meetings this spring. A problem exists with regard to money for the entertainment of the visitors while they are here. Chief/G asked that submit a plan of the activities to him, and give an indication of how much money might be involved. If we may be able to fund25X1 Al a the activities from within ORB; if perhaps from the 00 Exchange Fund. 25X 1 A l a *Present only for discussion of Item #1 QZasulaw Sanitized - Approved For Rele '. IA-RDP62-00680R000100320020-1 Sanitized - Approved For Rey IA-RDP62-0Q60R000100320020-1 5. Comments in Monthly Reports a. Author Recognition on ORR Reports It was suggested in one of the Monthly Reports that for reasons of consistency and fairness GRA should re-examine its policy on the naming of authors of ORR reports. This was brought up in view of the fact that ERA has begun naming authors on certain of its reports. Chief/G stated that this practice on the part of ERA was experimental, and suggested that we wait until the experimental period was over before changing our own position in this matter. indi- cated that he would check with the AD and ERA people on the results25X1A9a of the experiment. b. Mapping Requirements A complaint was voiced in one of the Branch Reports in regard to Mapping Requirements issued by D/GL. This was discussed, and Chief/G indicated such problems should be handled on a "case-by-case" basis as they occur; D/GG should make it known to D/GL when they consider 25X1 Aga the value of their requirements lessened by D /GL coordination. 25X1 Aga asked that get together on this problem and report back to him within a week. 6. OCI Briefing SA to Chief/G announced that a briefing will be presented at 2:00 on Friday, 16 Janua in the OCI Briefing Room, subject: Results of the Geneva Conference". indicated interest in attending and will be scheduled. 5X1A9a 7. Recruitment Requests SA to Chief/G passed out standing Recruitment Requests in effect for certain divisional positions, and asked that they be brought up to date 25X1A9a for to forward to . 25X1 A9a 8. Budget Briefing Paper., nnual Revision SA to Chief/G indicated he would check with the Divisions within the next week on contributions to the 1958 Revision of the Budget Briefing Paper. 9. War Planning Conference SA to Chief/G announced that a War Planning Conference was scheduled for 14- January and that he would notify the divisions as to what new tasks might be programmed by it. Sanitized - Approved For Release : CIA-RDP62-0068OR000100320020-1 2 -