OWMROther War Materiel Requirements
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A few years after the demise of OWMR, it was evaluated as "a notable, although improvised, attempt to equip the President with a strong staff arm for executive policy and program coordination, as distinguished from administrative management and fiscal control.
74), informally kept in touch with members of Congress, and agreed to follow up on conflicting war programs identified by Senator Harry S Truman and his Senate Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program (see Riddle 1964), but he avoided interceding with Congress on behalf of individual departments and appears to have been an infrequent witness before congressional committees, which is why Congress made the appointment of the OWMR director subject to Senate confirmation.
Considering OHS in terms of these principles, it does not have the "permanent institutional status" of the statutorily established OWMR.