THIRD REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT BY THE PRESIDENT'S BOARD OF CONSULTANTS ON

Created: 7/28/1959

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INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. C.

OffJCE Of ihe DIRECTOR

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Executive Secretary latlonal Security Council

Third Report to tba Pmidtnt by tbe Praaldant'a Board ef Cocaultarrta on Foreign Intelligence Activities, datad3

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referenceonraented onf the Third Beport of the Preeldent'e Board of Consultants an ForeignActivities. otedav Deputy Director of the Plana Group bad just recently been appointed and vaa relieving the arlaalon and organization of that unit and suggestedeport on the result* of rerlev be submitted on Hy suggestion vme acceptedew autnlt the following report aa directed by the President.

A nuaber of organisational abangsc have taken place vlthln thalnce ary laat report and others ara under active consideration. The satin objective of these change* ia to isayrore tba efflclenoj of the Clandeetlne Bervicee. ew Assistant Deputy Director (Flans) for Faychologlcal and Paramilitary Operations hu been appointed to assist then the operational direction of aotivltiea in tbaae fAmcUccal fields. An Operational Services grouping baa been created, ocaablnlngn trail zing tha direction ofalaatenta which perfora functions cf aomnon cane cm to all tha Operating Divisions and Staffs. The Inspection and lerlev Staff,as bean aboliahad and the Inspector Qenaral of CIA is now eolely reepozuilble for tbe comprehensive rwiev of Clandestine Bervlcei activities and operations, reporting directly to me. Other organizational ehangee under consideration include

the possible creation withinf an Opna Staff and the realig: aent of the functions and structure of the preaent senior staffs. This change would providecentral point for the orer-all control end direction of all operations, eliminate certain unprofitable monitoring of details by the staffs and resultaring of personnel.

3. The pi inning system within theaa been recently revised soreater distinction Is aside between operational planning directive* and budgetary estimates. The revised systemor an Initialperational plan containing guidance and direction for the operating divisions and staffa for the forthcoming fiscal year. Fran this the divisions end staffs can prepare their store detailed Operational Programs which go forward for review and approval by the Project Review Committee. The budget and fiacal requirements ere generatedy-product of these Operational Programs. Finally, Belated Missionlso baaed an the Operational Flan and Programs, set forth more precise and realistic objectives and tasks for each field station.

k>, ddition to the above, the review of therpmlzatlon and mission baa highlighted the following aspects erf lta work which need and will receive further etudy:

Agency'a growing workload in carrying outresponsibility for the coordinationactivities abroad;

of more authority to the field;

emphasis cm scientific and technicalmethods and eystems;

in what we are reporting and how we are

reporting it;

reliance on cver-aXl country programs lnand canagesgnt of ouraa opposed tosystem of projects j

use of non-official cover and moreof non-U.itizens in operations;

emphasis on political action in underdeveloped areas;

of our capability for "covertand

1. increased records mechanisation.

5. Inhould lixe to noteave platedfor greater efficiency vithin thehole In order

corlnuing effort to iaprare it.of operaUon. Thi. program and other aapecte of Ihehird Beport were diacuaaed at the -eating of The Board on

signed

ALT.KB M. DULLES Director

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