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July 21, 1998                                                                        04 00065 61 98072101

Mr. James R. Jones, P.E.
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Subject:  Communication Metrics
                 Virtual District

Ref:   a. Telecon Jim/Rod Dec 5, 1997
          b. Meeting HQUSACE/Welch Dec 2, 1997

Dear Jim,
In our discussion on Dec 5, you wanted Communication Metrics to support USACE independent of personal expertise, ref a. As a result, Communication Metrics has been enhanced to add value to the Internet by delivering "business intelligence" anytime, anywhere (please see the Welch Web page). This is a simple, direct and sustainable way to accomplish USACE goals for better management and cost savings, embodied by technology for a "Virtual District." The key ingredient is "intelligence." Personal skill improves the quality of intelligence; however, Communication Metrics offers new tools that enhance professional skills by many fold.

Andy Grove, Chairman of Intel Corporation, notes that helping managers adjust to new methods takes leadership, as discussed on Oct 17, last year.

Thanks very much for the opportunity to visit on Dec 2, ref b, and for suggestions on improving this powerful new management science. Please let me know if you need more information.



Rod Welch

Copy to: Attendees Dec 2 meeting