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action and exploration that might not have existed had it been closer to the Pentagon.
What kind research projects were you involved in?
For the military?
Well, a lot of those were classified but -- I think the first proposal for a satellite
system was developed by RAND in, I think, '46 or someplace back in there. I've got a copy of
the report or did have, I'm not sure where it is now. I guess I had to return it when I left the
board because it was a classified document.
But there were a lot of very special things having to do with Air Force problems of
procurement and warehousing, manpower -- everything that had to do with running the Air
And they had some strong economists. They had exceptional scientists, mathematicians on
How often did you meet a year?
I believe four times, but I could be wrong. It could have been only twice a year but
for two or three days at a time. There were special meetings of parts of the board and part of
the staff. I guess maybe we only met twice a year as a board. My memory isn't clear on that
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