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November 18, 1998                                                                    04 00065 61 98111801

Mr. James Lovo
Chief, CEMP-EC
Construction and Design Branch, CEMP-EC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Military Programs
Engineering and Construction Division
20 Massachusettes Avenue, N.W.; Room 2229, Pulaski
Washington, DC  20314-1000

Subject:  Communication Metrics
                Status CEMP-E Review

  1. HQ USACE telecon with CESPN reported on Nov 7, 1998
  2. CESPN-CSB Favorable report on Comm Metrics, Nov 4, 1998
  3. CESPN District Counsel report $200K cost savings, Oct 27, 1998
  4. Telecon Jim/Rod Oct 9, 1998

Dear Jim,

On Nov 7, Tom Keesling in the San Francisco District advised of discussions with Mr. Gordon in HQ USACE. This reflects planning on Oct 9, where you indicated that Tom would be contacted for more information on his report issued on Mar 28, 1997.

On Nov 4, the Construction Services Branch in Sausalito reported advantages of Communication Metrics on the Internet relative to conventional management practice and computer use. On Oct 22, District Counsel in CESPN reported that Communication Metrics saved the government $187,500. This one item represents a savings of 4:1 on the cost of Communication Metrics, that supports government estimates issued to CEMP-E on Oct 7, 1997.

Please advise of additional steps on reviewing Communication Metrics for wider use to grow experience and increase savings discussed in USACE's letter dated Nov 3, 1998



Rod Welch

Copy to:

  1. Max Blodgett, CESPN
  2. Tom Keesling, CESPN