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INTELLIGENCE GROUP NEW WAR DEPARTMENTIRGINIA. WASHINGTON, D. C.
The Secretary of state The Secretary of War The Secretary of the Navy bs Personal Representativef the President/
pecial TJOrkitig Fund for the Central Intelligence Group
Minutes. Lth Meeting
Draft Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury and the Comptroller General from the Secretaries of State, 'Tar, and the JIavy.
the fourth meeting of the National Intelligence Authority, the Secretary of State undertook to discuss with the bureau of the Rudget tha solution of the problems mentioned at that meeting by General Vandenberg. One of these problems was toeansany funds made available. activities authorized. will be transferred by the State, TJBr, and Navy Departments to the director of Central Intelligence, and expended under the supervision of. by hiai without the cumbersome and duplicativeprocedures now required,
The Secretary of State discussed this matter with the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and persotiiel from the Central Intelligence Group subsequently explored the problem in detail with representatives of the 3ureau of the Budget, the Treasury Department, and the General Accounting Office. Tbe Bureau of the Budget and the Treasuryhave definitelyrfllingness to cooperate, and the General Accounting Office has promised to eive the matter sympathetic conaideral-ion. All three agencies have indicated that the transmittal of the enclosed letter is now in order, and that it will be considered expeditiously.
The Secretary of tha Treasury Treasury Depertesnt Waahlnctoa, D. C.
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poliolaa for foreign IntelU^rmo ectlvitiee related to tha national security, and haa directed that the Central Intelligence Group encage ln oertaln centralised Intelligence act It! tl aa which are of cocaonto the Departments herein oonoerned. To lepleaent properly the wishes of tho President, the Rational Intelligence Authority haa found It neceasary to provide tha Director of Central Intelligence with ad-ainlatrative and operational facilities which Involve exponditure of funds and furniahing of personnel and equlpaent. These faeilltlea have been supplied in varying proportions by the State Do port-vent, Uarand Navy Deportment This threefold aathod of supply has beccen so cumbnmoae as to Impair seriously the administration of the Central Intelligence Group, and Is becoming an is portent threat to the security of Its operations.
esire, therefore, under tho provisions off the Independent Cfflcea Appropriationo wake available to the Central Intelligence Croup, from the appropriations of the three Departments mentioned, amounts authorised by Congress for tha support of intelligence actlvitiea and such other funda as it la ln ourto use for this purpose. To administer these funds, It iatoec lei working fund, as provided for inf the Act of This fund will bo, for record purposes, In tha War Department, but. with the approval of the Secretary of Bar, Its administration and fiscal supervision will be solely by offlooro of the Central Intelligence Group. Upon the eetab-lishremt oforking fund, it is proposed, in addition tosuch funds of our respective Departments for adolnlstretlon by the Central Intelligence Group, to delegate to the Director of Centralor his authorised representatives tho necessary authorities
ofaad supplies, and for tho certification of vouchors. Wo are informed that tha Bureau of tho Budget la In full accord with thooforking fund.
le therefore request, on behalf of tho DtpsTtasuxta weand in our oepaolty aa awtabere of tho HatlonelAuthority, thatorking fund under tha provisional off tho Aot of2 U7 3tat.. Allof ourand of tho Central Intelligence Group or*to give you oenplete cooperation.
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