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December 14, 2016
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July 5, 2000
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May 5, 1953
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Approved Fol- Release 2003/03/12 : NA-RDP81-0070078-9 SECURITY INFORMATION 25X1A9A 25X1A9A 25X1A9A 0 MEMORANDUM FOR: CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION, DD/P FROM : CHIEF, WHD SUBJECT : Appointment of Approving Officers REFERENCE : Memorandum from Addressee dated 27 April 1953, subject as above. 1. List of Approving Officers for WHD forwarded by Reference has been reviewed and corrected and is returned herewith, complete av retained on land Fiscal Officer, in support justifications are offered: 25X1A9A b. Mr.O is the WHD specialist on details of budgetary, fiscal and financial matters. Although he does hot, and is not expected to, exercise the same latitude as my three senior staff chiefs, there are countless burdensome details from which he can free them and me in order that our efforts may be directed to broader problems. In following through on many matters, Approving Officers, WHD's Chiefs would be required if an officer other than the Staff Chief concerned were to certify various operational expenditures concerning which he lacks detailed first- hand knowledge. The criteria set forth in paragraph 3 of Reference, as well as the need-to-know principle, this 1' of Mr. Budget an 25X1 of these inclusions, Me ollowing 5X1A9A a. Mr. in his capacity is necessar the most knowledgeable o er 01 WrW insofar as FI operations are concerned. In this respect, his status is comparable to that of Mr. II who, although he is Acting Deputy CWH, actually exercises financial approving authority within his staff area of PP cognizance. It is my belief that such a delegation of authority not only is appropriate to the division- level extension of the Senior Staff concept which constitutes an important factor of the organization of the DD/P complex, but is equally justifiable from the standpoint of eliminating unnecessary explanations which nrnnr Approved For Release 2003/03/12 : (TA-RDP81- 78-9 SECURITY INFORN great value attached to the fact that he may take action with Finance Division., your Staff and other offices concerned without the delays which would ensue were he lacking authority to act. 3. It is therefore requested that you approve and forward to Finance Division the attached list of Approving Officers. Approved For Release 2003/03/12: CIA-RDP81-007550078-9