AGENDA ONE-HUNDRED-FORTY-FOURTH MEETING UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD USIB C

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

AGENDA One-hundred-forty-fourth Meeting United States Intelligence Board USIB .Conference Room Administration Building. CIA On0 hours

of Minutes

Februaryincludingthrough

March

Review

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of Sensitive Situations

3. Oral Report by Chairman, Special Committee on Berlin Situationtem 3)

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' 4. Draft Revision of DCID No. Watch Committee Terms of Reference)

1 draft; available through Watch Committee

Sheldon

Mr. Janney

General Cabell

on Documentation "Progressarch;tem 5)

Borel

Release ofrospects for Iran (Memorandum to USIB,arch)

Kent

Outlook in Indonesia with Special Reference to West New Guinea

Kent

Executive Secretary

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE Progress Report

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The attached progress report will be placed on the agenda of an early USIB meeting for discussion and appropriate action on the recommendations of CODIB.

Executive Secretary

Attachment

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD COMMITTEE ON DOCUMENTATION

MEMORANDUM FOR: The United States Intelligence Board

Progress Report

memorandum is submitted pursuant to USIB directioneportin areas of concern to tbe Committee on Documentation be made.

Review of State Reporting Format and Procedures

State Department bas underroposed augmentationAutomatic Data Processing Staff toystems study ofrelative to Information retrieval and analysis functions. While suchwould be Departmental-wide, initial emphasis would be placed onResearch and the Records Management areas.

Adopting ol Common Format for Information Report

three CIA reporting media (Clandestine Services; Office ofOffice of Central Reference) are using the common information reportsconverted to this format InFCIN has adopted the formatto use ituly. Navy has also agreed to use the commonplans callonversion about August of this year.

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he most serious, and only major, remaining problem concerningof formats for field reporting is with the Department of State. Theefforts outlined inbove will in time indicate the extent to which progress can be expected. The Joint Study Group has succinctly identified the basic difficulty:

The Department of State's "information gathering is enhanced by the fact that its collection goes hand in hand with diplomatic negotiation andhis same fact, however, complicates the situation in that embassy political and economic activity, being in part policy operation, cannot be wholly within the cover of intelligence coordination, nor can it be easily separated into the two categories of intelligence andhis situation adversely affects Community efforts to standardize the format of field reports. Tbe Department recognizes that mission reports which contain intelligence informationegitimate concern of the USIB. However, jurisdictional control of these reports lies with the Foreign Service and not with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. This restricts the influence which USIB can routinely bring to bear to effect changes desirable from an intelligence viewpoint. Inasmuch as Foreign Service despatches provide an appreciable portion of the classified information of interest to the Community

i*mo"eiines for Developing Community Information Processingties_

ction on our annual report the Jomt^tudy^Group beganits work. The Committee on Documentation has noted the Group's

report, noting in particular:

The United States Intelligence Board should monitor efforts to develop automatic systems to store and retrieveinformation and the extent to which compatibility of systems is assured.

have also noted the Board's action ofebruary to implementof the Joint Study Groupf

ofirective to CODIB to develop androgram

covering recommendation MO for USIB consideration. In substance this is a of CODIB's terms of reference (DCD)*

The current organizational changes in the Department of Defense are bound to affect present information processing operations and procedures. It would not be productive for CODIB torogram for USIB consideration when actions are pending which might result in significant change. Nevertheless, preliminary steps can be and already have been taken.

The Committee has concludedeneral systems study of the Community would be useful and should be undertaken. Past experience indicates that this could best be doneelatively small group of knowledgeable people drawn from within the Community Itself. It may be, however, that some outside help would be required, either to supplement inside talent or to provide needed expertise not otherwise made available. In anticipation of this latter possibility several outside organizations have been contacted to ascertain their competence to assist in the conduct ofurvey, as well as their interest In so doing. Among those contacted who would beosition to help, if this should be found necessary, are Stanford Research Institute, Systems Development Corporation, Planning Research Corporation, aod tbe management consultant firm of Booz,amilton.

Recommendations

A. That the USIB endorse and support any constructive

steps planned by the Department of State to bring

its information reporting practices into closer harmony with those of the other intelligence components.

C. That USIB direct the Committee on Documentation tolan foreneral systems study of theCommunity to be submitted for approval after the Impact of current organizational changes in the Department of Defense is ascertainable in the intelligence area.

Paul A. Borel Chairman

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

Validity Study onhe Outlook for Iran dated0

On1 the Intelligence Board noted the Validity Study ofs set forth belowtem. >:

"In all important respects, the estimates inere borne out by events of the past year. "

Executive Secretary

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

Post-Mortem onrospects for Iran dated1

On1 the Intelligence Board noted the attached findings and approved the action set forth in Section IL

The USIB agencies are therefore requested to take appropriate steps to comply.

Executive Secretary

Attachment

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

Group Intelligence Estimate for NATO

Planning

The attached memorandum which was approved by the Boardarchs furnished for information and record purposes in the form in which it was forwarded to the Chairman. JCS.

Executive Secretary

Attachment

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD Office of the Chairman

MEMORANDUMChairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff

U.S. Position Paper; "Standing

Group Intelligence Estimate for NATO Planning"

The draft U. S. Position Paper: "Standing Group Intelligence Estimate for NATO Planning"as been reviewed by the United States Intelligence Board (USIB) in accordance with "Agreed Procedures for U. S. Participation in NATO Standing Group Intelligence Estimate"8.

The United States Intelligence Board accepted this estimate1 and concurred in its use for NATO military planning. It is recommended that the U. S. Representative, Standing Group, NATO, be instructed accordingly,

accepting this Position Paper the USIB determined that

all matters of substance are releasable to NATO. USIB also concurred in the release

ections olnd iu which pertain to Political

and Economic matters.

4. It is our understanding that the Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff, will provide youopy of this Position Paper in the form in which it was accepted by USIB.

1 March

ALLEN W. DULLES Chairman

UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD SUBJECT: Draft Minutes ofebruary USLB Meeting

The attached draft minutes of theebruary Intelligence Board meeting will be considered atarch Board meeting. pecial Annex to these draft minutes is being circulated through special channels.

Executive Secretary

Attachment

(This cover memorandum may be downgraded to CONFIDENTIAL when separated from the attachment. )

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

Minutes of One-hundred-forty-second Meeting United States Intelligence Board USIB Conference Room, Administration Building Central Intelligence Agency,81

Director of Central Intelligence Allen W. Dulles Presiding*

Deputy Director of Central Intelligence General Charles P. Cabell Presiding*

MEMBERS PRESENT

Mr. Roger Hilsman, Director of Intelligence and Research. Department of State

General Graves B. Erskine, Assistant for Special Operations to the

Secretary of Defense Brigadier General John J. Davis, acting for Assistant Chief of Staff for

Intelligence, Department of the Army Rear Admiral Vernon L. Low ranee. Assistant Chief of Naval Operations

(Intelligence), Department of the Navy Colonel Linacott A. Hall, acting for Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence.

United States Air Force Vice Admiral Laiorence H. Frost. Director, National Security Agency Major General Robert A. Breitweiser. Director for Intelligence, Joint Staff Mr. Harry S. Traynor, Atomic Energy Commission representative

to the USIB

Mr. Alan H. Belmont, Federal Bureau of Investigation representative to the USIB

of meeting

ofFebruaryincludingthrough

Approved as circulated, including the Special Annex.

Committee551

Noted.

Februarydistributionchannels)

(This item is carriedpecial Annex to these minutes.)

of Lt.J. Thompson, USAF

Ceneral Cabell advised that Lieutenant Colonel Thompson hadDeputy Executive Secretary of the Intelligence BoardSecretary of the COMINT and ELINT Committees andhim to the Board members. In this connection, the Board notedColonel Thompson would also serve as Executive Secretary of theCommunications Security

5. Implementation of Approved Recommendations re "Foreigr Intelligence Activities"1 February)

Concurred in Mr. Dulles' proposal regarding the implementation of certain approved Joint Study Group recommendations as set forth in hisebruary memorandum) and agreed that10,ndhould be referred to

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appropriate USIB committees (or the action indicated in the attachment to that memorandum, subject to modifications of No. nd certain understandings as to the interpretation of Nos.

In this connection, the Board agreed that the Committee on(CODIB) and the Committee on Overhead Reconnaissance (COMOR) should be added to those committees with which the Security Committee should coordinate in developing its recommendations regarding No. With respect to recommendationt was recognised that certain problems might ariseoperational security considerations and that any Board member having such problems would work out internally with his Security Committee representative and other appropriateethod of handling the matter within his agency. It also was understood that the Security Committee, in taking the required action regardingould consult CODIB, as appropriate, with respect to any considerations pertinent to CODLB's activities.

U.S. PositionStar.dingby Joint Staff)

Approved this draft estimate, subject to (a) further coordination by the USIB representatives of certain portions of the paper, particularly paras. Part I, Section III) andPart I,nd (b) approval by Board principals of any textual changes worked out by the It was agreed that the Board would meet in special sessionarch to complete action on this paper, if necessary.**

of Sensitive Situations

Congo. Mr. Dulles, who was then presiding, commented on late reports of developments in the Congo, and the members exchanged

holders ofre requested to incorporate this Board-approved change in that document.

* Board action was completed on this paperpecial USIB meetingarch

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views on various aspects of this chaotic situation. In this connection, the Board alaoraft CIA paper regarding the prospects in that country which was tabled at the meeting.

Morocco. The Board discussed the situation in Morocco,with respect to the possible implications of the death ofnd the succession to power of Hassan II.

Burma. Colonel Hall invited attentionecent report bearing on tho situation in Burma, and the members commented on this matter briefly.

Intelligence Bulletin

The Chairman referred to the interest in the Bulletin which had been expressed at the highest policy level, and indicated that any comments or suggestions for improving the Bulletin would be welcome.

for Iran

this estimate as amended.

the finding and approved the recommendation setthe post-mortem to this estimate.

the validity study on, "The Outlook for

member raised objection to the release to USIA of NIE Executive Session

0 Mr. Dulles requested an Executive Session.

Adjournment: 0

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Executive Secretary

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD SUBJECT: Draft Minutesarch USIB Meeting

The attached draft minutes ofarch Intelligence Board meeting will be considered atebruary meeting.

Executive Secretary

Attachment

(This cover memorandum may be

downgraded to CONFIDENTIAL

when separated from the attachment. )

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UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD

Minutes of One-hundred-forty-third Meeting United States Intelligence Board USIB Conference Room, Administration Building Central Intelligence Agency,1

Deputy Director of Central Intelligence General Charles P. Cabell Presiding

MEMBERS PRESENT

Mr. Roger Hilsman, Director of Intelligence and Research, Department of State

General Graves B. Erskine, Assistant for Special Operations to the

Secretary of Defense Brigadier General John J. Davis, acting for Assistant Chief of Staff for

Intelligence, Department of the Army Rear Admiral Vernon L. Lowrance, Assistant Chief of Naval Operations

epartment of the Navy Colonel Linscott A.cting for Assistant Chief of Staff. Intelligence,

United States Air Force Colonel Robert M. Lawscting for Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence,

United States Air Force Dr. Frederick H. Stires, acting for Director. National Security Agency Major General Robert A. Breitweiser, Director for Intelligence, Joint Staff Mr. Harry S. tomic Energy Commission representative

to the USIB

Mr. Meffert Kuhrtz, acting for Federal Bureau of Investigation representative to the USIB

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1. Draft U, S. Position Paper: "Star.fiir.fi Group Intelligence Estimate for

(Distributed by The Joint Staff8 February, item 6)

discussing proposed revisions of certainpursuant to further consideration by theebruary, the Board took final action on the draft Positionit as amended, and concurring in its use for NATO

accepting this Position Paper the Board determined thatof substance were releasablc to NATO and concurred inappropriateot tnose sections olnd III pertaining to Politicalmatters.

raft memorandum* informing the of Intelligence Board action on this estimate.

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Executive Secretary

* Copies of this memorandum, as forwarded, will be circulated as

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