Missile and Space Activities

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Considers the preparedness and efficiency of U.S. missile systems and space programs relative to Soviet progress in those fields.

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Page 210 - I. GENERAL Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of Defense and the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, Including the Department of Defense...
Page 24 - Government as relate to the national security; (3) to correlate and evaluate intelligence relating to the national security, and provide for the appropriate dissemination of such intelligence within' the Government using where appropriate existing agencies and facilities...
Page 146 - Act, shall( 1 ) plan, direct, and conduct aeronautical and space activities; (2) arrange for participation by the scientific community in planning scientific measurements and observations to be made through use of aeronautical and space vehicles, and conduct or arrange for the conduct of such measurements and observations; and (3) provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information concerning its activities and the results thereof.
Page 18 - Staff consider that the fiscal year 1960 proposed expenditure figure of $40,945 million is adequate to provide for the essential programs necessary for the defense of the Nation for the period under consideration. They find, no serious gaps in the key elements of the budget in its present form, but all have reservations with respect to the funding of some segments of their respective service programs.
Page 122 - Under this system we maintain a certain percentage of the command on the alert 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year loaded with bombs and ready to go.
Page 211 - USC 171 a (c), is amended to read as follows: "(c) (1) Within the policy enunciated in section 2, the Secretary of Defense shall take appropriate steps (including the transfer, reassignment, abolition, and consolidation of functions) to provide in the Department of Defense for more effective, efficient, and economical administration and operation and to eliminate duplication.
Page 212 - Logistics) and his staff in a continuous effort to achieve efficient administration of the Department of Defense and to carry out effectively the direction, authority and control of the Secretary of Defense.
Page 55 - V"; the Presidential Unit Citation with two bronze stars; "the American Defense Service Medal; the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with five engagement stars; the American Campaign Medal; the World War II Victory Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star; the...
Page 94 - Army engaged in some of the bitterest fighting of the Korean war; and when the armistice was signed on July 27, 1953, United Nations troops stood well above the 38th parallel. Following the armistice he instituted a vigorous training program for all troops under his command including the Republic of Korea Army.
Page 216 - While direct questions at hearings must be answered frankly, it is expected that a witness who feels that he must set forth a personal view inconsistent with the President's budget will also point out that the President's judgment on the matter was reached from his overall perspective as the head of the government, and in the light of overriding national policy, the witness should make it clear that his personal comments are not to be construed as a request for additional funds.

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