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Approved For Releaser 999/08/24. A-PP P78-02989W00400050008-8 L tA~4~"IXOIU 10 N 25X1A6a /fsk-- 6'hile on the subject of supplyy, there have been several apparently well informed individuals assigned to a rd passing through ~vho maintain that an amalgamation of Conunications Supply into the organizational supply complex is contemplated, if not imminent. must assume that such a move would or could have ramifications in our T/a, among some of our perFsonne .., and certainly in reference to our established channels of com:,unieations on supply problems. Probably it is too early for the H.O. to make any prognostications on these or other ramifications of the proposed amalgamation, but If not we -would appreciate any information available on the subject to condition our thinking. Knowing as little as we do about the situation, it is difficult to form an opinion when individuals presumably better informed than we announce that certain changes will be inevitable under the "new set-up." Your opinion as to whether, when, and under what conditions such a change will take A6a would be invaluable to us in our dally liaison on supply problems. On 9 October the - signal center closed permanently, the equipment returned to stock, and the personnel deployed to other duty stations. It might (? be said in passing that the station was a model communications support activity. GR l Vhen the station required a signal center, a building was built, personnel were 25X1A6b sent from the H.O., housing was found, transportation provided. The signal center operated without incident until the station notified that on 9 October deact the requirement would no longer exist. The station 2was 5X1 A6a ivated on schedule. Negotiations have been initiated with - contractors to determine the cost acid time estimates relative to the construction of four 3-bedroom. dependent houses on property adjacent to the M Air Force base. The investigation is being conducted in coordination with NAC Logistics, and a joint statement of recommen- dations will be forwarded for H.O. approval and action at the earliest possible date. Indications are that it will he the mo$t economical venture of its type in the Far East and everyone familiar with Miho and its environs will recognize the necessity of the program. 25X1A6a CkE' Approved For Release I 999/08 /24s~"C' AJt 89A000400050008-8 Approved For Release'4999/08/24 : CIA-RDP78-02989AQQ,A400050008-8 . S F C U R I T T SECURITY INFORMATION NARRATIVE SECTION 25X1A6a Arising from what is probably a variety of reasons (i.e. the wait-and-see atmosphere surrounding the new China Command set up, ban on overflights, seasonal decline, unsettled conditions in _ etc.), there has been a definite lull developing in the field of new operations requiring communications support. Ve are assuming that it is the.quiet before the storm, and are attempting to take advantage of it by opening a concerted campaign on the long range and true staff activities which normally must take a back seat to pressing operational 25X1A6b problems.M ng the projects we hope to advance or complete during this period th S 25X1A6b are e tanding Operating Instr=uctions, simulation studies, storage space for strategic stockpiles, and the movie. A great deal of work is also being e mounting and olacemett of crypto machines, log desk pad room equipment and , other signal center equipment, in the attempt to find the most efficient arrange- ment possible which retains the highest security standards and maintenance availability. The results of this experinmentation have been gratifying and it is our belief that the new signal center will be a model layout. 25X1A6a 25X1A6a The move of based agent circuits into is described in the Operations section o is report. Interesting is the fact that in most cases the readability of both the base and the agent increased appreciably. Also there is no evidence that contact failure has resulted from the change. continues to net as monitor on the transferred plans. -,, . 25X1A6a 25X1A9a 25X1A9a assumed his duties as Chief of Como Station, during a report period. interim Chief of Station, conducted the station ? s activities with the quiet excellence we have come to expect from any of his assigned duties. 25X1A6b The radio monitors completed their survey of M radio operations during the report period. chile we have no particular comments to make on the recent inspec- tion, the. value of such inspections has been so obvious we are looking; forward to the day when it will be possible to assign personnel within the theater as permanent radio monitors to conduct a continuous survey of all stations. The success of such a program would depend on the availability of personnel as highly qualified as the present roving monitors, of course, and this would be the most serious obstacle. e35X1A6a 25X1A6a As report previously, all supply and radio maintenance personnel have 25X1A6a transferred to - The new JTAG BO Q is nearly completed and will billet our entire complement. Supply correspondence is routed through the office of the Chief, exactly as though the unit were still located in Cables 25X1 A6b to field stations on supply matters are Cite: - and cables coming in are still addressed to A dais;, courier service is employed to move corres- pondence between Chief, and 25X1A6b 25X1A6b 25X1A6a 25X1A6b SECRET .r Approve olM6Iease I 99918Y 4.YO1 92989A000400050008-8 25X1A6a Approved For Release 1999/08/24: CIA-RDP78-02989A000400050008-8 Next 8 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 1999/08/24: CIA-RDP78-02989A000400050008-8 Approved. For Release 409/08/24: CIA , ftif 989AO64400050008-8 SECURITY, Y ION 25 fMb 25X1A6a The program of agent contact analysis is very time consuming,, Each contact analysis requires an average of approxirra e 3 hours which means a total of 150 hours for each month. Needless to say. =Security with it's two permanently assigned persons does not have time to devote to this type project, Signal Center has cooperated and supplied the persons to help in writing the in- formation into the analysis charts. 25X1A6b T~rnring September, inforration concerning each M station's crypto links, crypto cover, type systems, crypto format procedure, and assigned system indicator, was compiled for submission to headquarter s. These were forwarded 21 October, information was current as of 1 L' ctober 1953 and should give Headquarters a. complete and accurate file on - crynto links,. 'This also was a time consuming project which required approximately 80 man-hours to complete. 25X1A6b Approved For Release 1999/08/2 4 ,> 1. q'IA' j400050008-8 25X1A6a L Approved For Release 1999/08/24: CIA-RDP78-02989A000400050008-8 Next 16 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 1999/08/24: CIA-RDP78-02989A000400050008-8 Approved For Relea 190P s CIA-RDP78-0298400400050008-8 25X1A6a 25X1A6a ANNEX VIII. Supply 25X1A6b 25X1A6a 1. Durinp September the Material Support Section of =moved into the new warehouse at . A complete inventory is being prepared and copies will be forwarded to headquarters when completed.. The section will finction as if physically located at utilizing a pouch system for cables, dispatches and administrative memorandums. It is anticipated that a closer check can be maintained on our shipments to the various field stations by our being located at the principal shipping station,, 25X1A6b 25X1A6a 2. A conference was held between the Chief of Logistics, NAG, the Deputy Chief. Material Officer at relative to storage space at or emergency equipment storage under humidity controlled conditions, The Logistics Section of NAC will inform us as to cost estimates as soon as practicable. 3. Pictures of the new warehouse have been taken and will be forwarded with the next monthly report together with a description of storage methods and conditions, 4. During the month of September the Iaterial Support Section handled the following amount of communications equipment: Received: Total weight 15,626 lbs total cube 992.7 Shipped : Total weight 6,596 lbs total cube 193.5 Shipment activity was slightly curtailed during our move to the new ware. house A' ' cents were made thr?i? normal KUBARK channels and by rail to 25X1A6a Approved For Release 1 9 9 910 8124 CIASI DP78-02989A000400050008-8