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Z-Gram #63; 30 November 1970

Excess COMTAC Publications Aboard Ships

R 301244Z NOV 70
FM CNO (Z-63)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS E F T O
EXCESS COMTAC PUBLICATIONS ABOARD SHIP

1. ONE OF THE COMMENTS OF THE CNO JUNIOR OFFICER RETENTION STUDY GROUPS WAS THAT THERE IS AN EXCESSIVE NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS REQUIRED ON BOARD [sic] SHIP. THESE PUBLICATIONS OFTEN REQUIRE CHANGES AND AS THE NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS GROWS SO DOES THE ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN IN MAINTAINING THEM UP-TO-DATE.

2. I HAVE THIS DATE SIGNED A DIRECTIVE WHICH HAS AS ITS GOAL:

A. THE REDUCTION OF COMTAC PUBLICATIONS REQUIRED ON BOARD [sic] SHIPS BY 25 PERCENT.

B. THE ELIMINATION OF THE REDUNDANCIES AND CONTRADICTIONS CONTAINED IN THEM.

C. THE REDUCTION OF THE AMOUNT OF WORK REQUIRED IN ENTERING CORRECTIONS TO COMTAC PUBLICATIONS.

3. TO ASSIST THE COGNIZANT OFFICES IN THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THIS IMPORTANT TASK ALL USERS ARE INVITED TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH THE COGNIZANT OFFICE IN OPNAV (OP-301 OR OP-094) REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES IN ANY COMTAC PUBLICATION. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
COMTAC: communications/tactical (publications)
OPNAV: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

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