(ESTIMATED PUB DATE) STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR SPECIAL COORDINATION COMMITTE

Created: 1/1/1978

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STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES FOR SPECIAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE REVIEW OF SENSITIVE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE COLLECTION OPERATIONS

uT*Je following standards and procedures are hereby established relating to Special Coordination Committee (SCO review of proposed and ongoing sensitive foreign intelligence

Proposed Sensitive Collection Operations

responsibility of the Director of Central SnJi ' deCermine whether particular intelli-iT^vJnlqualify asoperations.

the DCI will take into account

the following considerations, among others:

risk of exposure or compromise of

likely consequence of exposure crin terms of

loss of human life;

loss of valuable intelligenceor sources;

detrimental foreign relations effects,

rcurrenc or ?ianned traaty

and

-k C* e conduct of the operation requires that an exception be made to otherwise applicable policies or regulations concerning the conduct of toreign intelligence activities-

involves any unresolved issues of legality or propriety.

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Proposed collection operations deemed by the OCI to be sensitive will be reported by tha DCI to the Chairman of the SCC. The reports may be either oral or in writing. They will describe the nature and scope of the proposed operation, the reasons Cor its sensitivity, and the intelligence benefits to be derived. The Chairman may at any time require written elaboration of an oral report.

Collection operations not originally deemed to be sensitive by the DCI will be reported to the Chairman in the manner described inbove, if in the view of the DCI they become sensitive prior to being terminated.

With the concurrence of the Chairman, the DCI may report proposed sensitive operations by category, but in such cases the Chairman may require additional reports concerning any specific proposals falling within the category.

It is the responsibility of the Chairman towhether and to what extent proposed sensitive collection operations reported by the DCI should be reviewed by the SCC, and whether such operations should be subject to approval by the SCC.

Annual Review of Ongoing Sensitive Collection Operations

The SCC will conduct an annual review of ongoing sensitive collection operations. The Chairman willthe scope of this review, including which specific operations or types of operations are to be covered. Zn this connection the Chairman may require such written or oral briefings by the DCI or other officials as he deems appropriate.

Following its annual review of sensitive foreign collection operations, the SCC will make such reports to the

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President as it deems appropriate

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