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April 6, 1964
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Approved For Rele 2002Ij0B01676R00 030025-2 (CLASSIFICATION) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR Action Memorandum No. A"373 TO Director/BPAM 8 April 1964 SUBJECT : Responses by BPAM on Programs, Projects and Queries 1. I am most anxious that we establish a reputation in BPAM for very prompt action on all programs, projects and queries. I recog- nize that in certain instances these may require considerable study by the Budget Division, the Program Analysis Staff or the Manpower Control Staff and may also include required discussions with me. However, I want to establish the practice of giving prompt answers, particularly where prompt answers are requested or required. If we cannot give a final answer, then I want to be assured that we give interim answers so that we are in no way responsible for slowing Agency action or being indecisive. In this connection I would like to have BPAM establish a method for advising me on a regular basis of all programs. projects or queries which are in the mill. 2. Related to the above is the question of the role of BPAM on policy matters. It is obviously one of our functions to insure that every- thing the='Agency does is in accordance with Agency policy, which in turn is directed by higher authority. On the other hand, I want to be sure that BPAM is exceedingly careful not to indicate to operating units disagree- ment over policy without first raising that question with me. Distribution: Original - Addres see; 1 -DDCI;~ER; 1-ExDirExcioded f,om WutemIIilc (signed) Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Executive Director LB K: drm CONflP~' !*! t SUSPENSE DATE: (Dictated but not read by - -r-- Kirkpatrj -- ?: c3ti Approved For Release 2002/09/04 : - 'B01676R000200030025 -?-""---- A C T I 0 N Approved FF Release 2002800,11 ~qlA-RDP8013016R000200030025-2 MEMORANDUM FOR: Executive Director-Comptroller SUBJECT: Responses by O/BPAM on Programs, Projects and Queries REFERENCE: Action Memorandum A-373, 8 April 64 I have re-examined our procedures to assure that they provide for timely response by OBPAM on all programs, projects and queries. Our operating procedures are designed to expedite the paper flow as well as to assist in the smooth running of this office. As discussed with you, I have also instituted a weekly status report to you of things in the mill. '' Attached is our second report of this kind. 25X1 John M. Clarke Director of Budget, Program Analysis and Manpower Approved For Release 2002/09/04: CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200030025-2 pls make a copy of BPAM memo (2514/1) unless you have one -- and attached it to your file copy of reference. Approved For Release 2002/09/04: CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200030025-2