PRESIDENTIAL REVIEW DIRECTIVE 27, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ENCRYPTION

Created: 5/7/1993

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memorandum is intendedollow-up to our recent telephone conversation in which we discussed the current PRD on telecommunications and encryptionffi

As agreed, we will consider you to be the focal point within your organization for coordinating draft assessment papers on trends in telecommunications and encyption technologies and their potential impact on intelligence gathering. The majority of the papers will be drafted by NSA or the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). Unfortuately, the rapid pace of-this PRD means that we will probably need your commentsays. In some cases, it may be necessary toeeting in ordor toingle set of Intelligence Community comments. We will try and provide as much advance warning as possible.

3. Attachedrief description of papers which the Intelligence Community will either have to draft or provide comments on. We hope this assists you in alerting the experts within your organization. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call. (UJ

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this pro will broadly assess trends inencryption tec^and their impact onefsss-sH

should be completedeport of the nsc deputies committee by it shouldull range of policy options/recorrenendationsdealing with these issues. george tenet is the nsc staffer overseeing preparation of this pro.

the prd will be drafted in two phases. in the first phase, answers will be neededumber of questions in four broad areas posed by the nsc. initial answers are due by friday, in the secondptions and implementing strategies will be laid out describing how the government can best accxxrsnodate the use of encryption and advanced telecomrnunications while ensuring access to communications when authorized by law. omplete draft of the prd probably will be recruired by mid june.

four interagency working groups have been established to pull together the material needed to draft the pro. assignments for various papers relating to intelligence caremanity interests are indicated below:

itechnology working group

fra^,director nut) papers needed from cia:

shukri wakid^at nisfflasand will cover

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b. an updated version of the3 do counterintelligence center paper, -foreign legal and regulatory controls on imports and use of data encryption systems." lynn mcnulty of nistontract study underway at gwu that mightseful unclassified input to this paper.

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Other Papers That Heed to be Coordinated by the Intelligence Community:

a. NIST paper addressing how widespread the use of advance telecommunications is in the US and abroad and what applications predominate.

II Encryption Technologies working; Oroup

(Chaired by Clinton Brooks, NSA, Chief/ Office of Equities)

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Papers needed from CIA: None

Other Papers That Need to be Coordinated by the Intelligence Community -.

III Key-Escrow Technicrue for Encryption Working Group (Chaired by Geoffrey P. Greiveldinger, Criminal Division. DOJ)

Papers needed from CIA:

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IVExport Controls Working; Group

haired by Richaru Barth, NSC Staff)

Papers needed from CIA: None

Other Papers That Need to be Coordinated by the Intelligence Community:

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