PDD 63 - Where are the manufacturers?

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By the way, hats off to Diane for fabulous reporting on this issue!

In Presidential Decision Directive 63, the call for reconstitution plans puts the jurisdiction of specific industries under the helm of Executive Office departments as follows:

 Commerce  Information and communications;  Treasury  Banking and finance;  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  Water supply;  Transportation  Aviation, highways, mass transit, pipelines, rail, and waterborne commerce;  Justice/FBI  Emergency law enforcement services;  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)  Emergency fire service, and continuity of government services;  Health and Human Services  Public health services, including prevention, surveillance, laboratory services, and personal health services; and  Energy  Electric power, and gas and oil production and delivery.

Notably absent are two major industries: manufacturers and materials producers (for example, filing cabinet makers and steel producers).

I'm left wondering, "Why?" Am I missing something (overlooked in reading the PDD) or does this dovetail with the absence of the Department of Defense in the list? Or some other reason?


-- Brett (savvydad@aol.com), February 24, 1999


I bet there are plenty of old Commie Ruskie's who could whip us up a centralized state-directed economy in no time flat.

Kan you say, "Five Year Plan" Komrade? Isn't Gorbie sitting idle right now?

-- Puddintame (dit@dot.com), February 24, 1999.

Speaking of Diane, I would like to nominate her as the official Yourdonite research person. Do you ever sleep, Diane? And I thought I was spending too much time online!!! Go girl... <:)=

-- Sysman (y2kboard@yahoo.com), February 24, 1999.

I'd have to give at least a runners-up vote for Kevin.

"The man knows his links" (first said about Bob Evans :-)

-- David (David@BankPacman.com), February 24, 1999.

Diane and Kevin are clearly a large part of why this forum has the view that it does of the "big picture". Their efforts make clear the superiority of real, human intelligence over the artificial intelligence systems that are currently touted as such a great thing.

Thank you to both of you.

-- Hardliner (searcher@internet.com), February 24, 1999.

Aw shucks! Thanks.

This place if FULL of great researchers. Kevin gets #1 in the links department, tho.

I keep wanting to get on over to creating community research, but I find the .gov and .mil plans so ... fascinating!!! (Understatement of the internet).

Brett try Koskinen's Advisory Board or hunt around on the FEMA/Gems site. Most everything links off of it. Or the Senate Y2K links.

Not sleeping very well, Sysman. Brain's in hyper-drive. There's always one more link to check ... kind'a wondering about ...

Hardliner's the .mil expert. I defer.

Diane, little 'ole information navigator

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), February 24, 1999.

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