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June 6, 1997                                                                         04 00065 97060601

Mr. Thompson F. Keesling, Architect
Special Assistant District Operations
Program Project Management Division
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
San Francisco District
333 Market Street; Room 806A
San Francisco, CA  94105 1905

Subject:  Communication Metrics Support
Dear Tom,

This confirms our discussion that the memo to DE on Communication Metrics is aimed at securing expertise to analyse the Operation Plan, as requested by DE.

Since the District is under-strength and skills have deteriorated, as stated in DE's Operation Plan, the threshold task is to obtain help to analyse District operations. Task Order 2 and other options in the memo provide this support, and work over the past 8 months has produced a record that points to a range of improvements in District business processes. DE's express request for analysis of the Operation Plan, may present an opportunity to submit the memo as a means to obtain the help needed to perform the analysis, rather than wait to submit the memo after your analysis is completed some weeks away.

Of course, I respect the pressures you face and any decision you make in this regard. Just let me know if there is any way I can help.



Rod Welch