M E M O R A N D U M
October 23, 1985
FROM: David W. Burgett
RE: Avco Document Database Status
[Avco/TAC-8 Contract Litigation]
I understand that the technical problems with downloading of deposition transcripts into our databases have been solved and that we can proceed with the Jean Baker company serving as reporters. Our first round of document searches (focusing on documents relating to issues at Myrtle Beach and to each of the scheduled deponents) has been run. The system works as expected, and the database team has done a fine job. The database is expected to be completed today (perhaps excepting a few documents from Avco's own files). Elimination of duplicate records (resulting from multiple copies of a single document appearing in government files) is planned to proceed next week. A program is being prepared at the firm's expense, not Avco's, that will identify likely duplicates, which Silvia will then check against the actual documents.
cc: Sheryl L. Ferguson