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December 28, 2016
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April 19, 2000
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January 24, 1963
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Approved For ReIe QQ9Q@8MC *fWRW#E4NA8 V~MM dD STATOTHR 25X1A P. 0. Box 1407 tv,ain Post Office Washington 13, k-ACT'OTHR Attention: W. January 24, 1963 Subject- iecision Coordinatograph Dear Mr.- 25X1A As a result of further technical discussions with personnel of your office, - has re-examined the detailed specifications for a High Speed Precision Coordinatograph as described in our letter of 27 November 1962. We would like to present the following recommendations for your consideration: STATOTHR 1. In the design of a piece of equipment of this type, considerablM latitude exists for trading one characteristic for anoth-:r, for example, accuracy versus speed, flexibility versus operating etc. Since further information about your appli.:ation for this plotter has indicated that additional speed capability is desirable, we recommsim changing the specifications of our proposed system in accordance with the enclosed Addendum I to Technical Proposal dated STATOTHR 27 November 1962. 25X1A Our discussions have also indicated that further studies of the da&TOTHR capabilities of this equipment and the fie.=:.ibility off :red by the- system may very well load to a more optimum set of specifications ;wring the early stages of the design. ','chile such changes are not expected Approved For Release 2000/06/07 : CIA-RDP78B04747A001600020110-1 Approved For Release 2000/06/07 : CIA-RDP78BO4747AO01600020110-1 January 24, 1963 to markedly affect the overall cost of the equipment, we strongly recommend that a cost-plus-fixed-fee type of contract be issued for this system. Under such a contract specific decisions affecting capability versus cost may be answered by your people to fit your problerns and objectives as we both come to understanJ the overall problem better. Otherwise vie would be forced at this point to freeze a set of specifications when we know least about your appli- cations and you know least about the benefits and penalties of individual specification items. Accordingly, we are submitting herewith our revised Cost proposal which supersedes our Cost Proposal doted 27 tVovamb r 1962. We are looking forward with pleasure to the opportunity to work with you in this program. If we can supply you with any additional information or assist you in expediting the award of this contract please let us know. R'WL: P Enclosure Yours very truly, STATOTHR Vice President Approved For Release 2000/06/07 : CIA-RDP78BO4747AO01600020110-1