CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY i-IH
WASHINGTON zd. d. C.
Brigadier General Harry L. Bvans Assistant Deputy Commander for Space
for Manned Orbital Laboratory Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
Dear Goncral Evans:
In reviewing my needs for assistanceindividuals who are notof tbe U. S. intelligence community,determined that it is essentialormIntelligence Panel reporting to theCentral Intelligence. imilarumber of years andontinuing
contribution to our understanding of Sovietsystems.
It will be the function of the Spaceperiodically to examine all availablebearing on foreign space programs and to advisethe significance of such developments. Thesewill be made available to the USIB. This bo most helpful in framing our National forear final responsibility. Ihope that this panel would examine our collectionresources and advise me as to theirpanel would normally meetear lorso as to keep abreast of new developments inprograms. Members will serve for defined, over-
lapping terms so as to ensure appropriate continuity.
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The Hiatus or Soviet pinna toan on tho noon in competition with Apollo is now very much on everyone's mind, opo that an early first raootini of tho panel will focus on this problem.
Dr. Slraon Raao has accepted ay invitation to chair tho Space Intelligence Panel. hould like to ask you to serveenber of this panel for tho next two yearn, so as to aako your unique experience in our own apace programs available to the national intelligence effort. We hopo that you will find it possiblo to accept this responsibility. My Deputy for Science and Technology, Dr. Albert Vhcolon, will contact you and the other members so as to sot an early datu for this examination.
V. F. Raborn Director
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