Upthread: Spacecraft computer program status (Aug 22, 1967)
EG/Chief, Guidance and Control DivisionAUG 23 196767-FM-T-69FM/Deputy ChiefHead-up and locked DAP-wise
1. Bob, it looks like I've had my head up and locked for the last year or so along with a few of my cronies over here, because we sure did misunderstand the division of responsibi- lities. And I am sorry about that because I am sure it must have contributed substantially to our problems.
2. In any case, the division of responsibility you lay out in your August 22 memo to me, EG23-145-67-739, looks just fine and we will take immediate steps to start working that way. In fact, we were on the verge of proposing just such an arrangement to you based on our assumption that FOD had been told to keep their hands off of the Digital Autopilot in all respects. Obvi- ously, the support you propose for us by your people will be badly needed, and I am sure based on various conversations we have all had we should have no problems working together this way.
3. Thanks for straightening us out!