MEMORANDUM FORi Director of Central Intelliseaco
for tha Handling of
Satellite Photography (COROKA)
aecurity matters are handledCZA Operation*.
Security for the exploitation and use of the film, and information derived therefrom, Including all steps from production to the ultimata consumer (analysis and estimating} axe handledecurity system entirely separate from Operational Security. ractice (the same in principle as used inrogram) ls designe to effect compaxtdentatlontrict "must know" basis.
The TALENT Security System, deoignad initially to handle overflight photography, is based on security standards of the highest order. Security practices. In order to protect tho product of satellite photography plans were laid in January9ompartment to be knosva aa TALENT-KEYHOLE within, the TALENT System in order to provide tho most effective handling and
security procedures and Co define and control the minimum number
of paraonnel essential for exploitation and use of information obtained
for critical intelligence purposes.
4. The current plan based on that estimateor a
total0 TALENT-KEYKOLE certifications divided ao follows:
(In parenthesis below is indicated ia each case the number who havo
already been indoctrinated. This indoctrination meano alrmlng a
TALENT-KEYKOLE Security Agreement.)
Deputy Director (Intelligence) nd Photographic
. SAC ATIC AFIC ACIC AFCIN USAF
uick look at tho film for critical iaformatlcn
bo passed to the chiefs of IntelUgence, the CIA Photographic Intellircnce
Center (CIA/PIC) is currentlyoint exercise with theof photographic interpreters and substantivefrom the Army, Navy, and Air Force. The Initial production of this effort can be little more than an orientation which will permit moroploit5tioneubaequently by tha various interpretation unit3 in. Government (meaning under direction of CIA aad the military sorvicos). There-exist already duplicate copies of tho film In tho form of either duplicate positive or duplicate negative materials. They have been impoundedecision oa security.
is already clear from the quantity nnd thequality of tho photography, the ecopo of coverage, tho capabilitygross (as opposed to technical intelligence) Interpretation andprovided by the existencehotography, that the vital use offor highly critical responsibilities of the Intelligence agenciessecurity will requirereater number ofthan now planned, though considerably less than those now inSystem.
is already apparent that this material can move usgreat strides in oar search for ICBM deployment, target and SAMgeodetic control and, most of all, an informal basiswhere we must next look when poesiblo with better photo
8. Ia summary,
highly secure control system exists for thethe satellite product.
security systembeen tested for four yearsbreach.
believe that the plana outlined above are minimal,
and based on the "must know" principle.Original document.