The Department of Defense has announced the formation of a policy group within the Research and Development Board which will work closely with RDB chairman Walter G. Whitman in formulating and executing policy, with special emphasis on utilizing the talents of the many scientists and engineers from industry and the universities who stand ready to assist the Board in its work. The internal policy group will include James A. Perkins, executive associate of the Carnegie Corporation, Robert C. Gunness, manager of the research activities of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, and Edwin A. Speakman, former Naval Research Laboratory physicist, who has been on the RDB staff since 1949 as executive director of the Committee on Electronics.

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