Editor’s Note: In view of the fact that it is the present policy of the Navy Department to detail officers from the naval service for duty in connection with the co-ordinating machinery of the national budget system, it is thought that this article is timely and that it will prove of interest in connection with this subject.
“All persons heretofore or hereafter appointed to duty under the Chief Co-ordinator, either in Washington or in the corps areas of the country, shall be regarded as so appointed or detailed by the President of the United States, and they shall not be subject to re-assignment by department heads except as authorized by executive order. Such persons shall not be required to submit any report to any department except such as may be required as to their location or assignment or for purposes of pay, the intention being to prevent any interference with their direct responsibility to the President of the United States and his agents, the Director of the Budget and the Chief Co-ordinator. . . .”