Glossary of Abbreviations

AD/NE Assistant Director for National Estimates

AEC Atomic Energy Commission

BMEWS Ballistic Missile Early Warning System

BNE Board of National Estimates

CIG Central Intelligence Group, precursor of CIA

CINCLANT Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

COMINT Communications Intelligence Cratology The study of the size and function of shipping crates seen on photographs (from various sources). The size and configuration of a shipping crate often will indicate what is inside.

DCI Director of Central Intelligence

DCID Director of Central Intelligence Directive

DDCI Deputy Director of Central Intelligence

DDI Deputy Director for Intelligence

DDO Deputy Director for Operations

DDP Deputy Director for Plans

DIA Defense Intelligence Agency

D/NFAC Director, National Foreign Assessment Center

DNI Director of Naval Intelligence

DO Directorate of Operations (the CIA's organization for espionage and covert action)

DP Directorate of Plans (from 1973, the Directorate of Operations)

EIC Economic Intelligence Committee

FBIS Foreign Broadcast Information Service

GMAIC Guided Missile and Astronautics Intelligence Committee

GMIC Guided Missile Intelligence Committee

IAB Intelligence Advisory Board

IAC Intelligence Advisory Committee

INR Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State

JAEIC Joint Atomic Energy Intelligence Committee

JIC Joint Intelligence Committee

JIS Joint Intelligence Staff

MAAG Military Assistance and Advisory Group

MAG Military Assistance Group

NFAC National Foreign Assessment Center

NFIB National Foreign Intelligence Board

NIA National Intelligence Authority

NIE National Intelligence Estimate

NIS National Intelligence Survey [a reference document, largely geographical in nature, prepared on a country-by-country basis]

NSA National Security Agency

NSCID National Security Council Intelligence Directive

OCI Office of Current Intelligence

OER Office of Economic Reports

ONE Office of National Estimates

ONI Office of Naval Intelligence

O/O  Office of Operations

ORE Office of Reports and Estimates

ORR Office of Research and Reports

OSD Office of the Secretary of Defense

OSI Office of Scientific Intelligence

OSR Office of Strategic Research

OSS  Office of Strategic Services

PFIAB President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board

PNIO Priority National Intelligence Objective

R&AResearch and Analysis Branch of the Office of Strategic Services

Reports Officer An intelligence officer responsible for the immediate evaluation of intelligence data collected in the field

SE Special Estimate

SEC Scientific Estimates Committee

SIC Scientific Intelligence Committee, successor to SEC

SIE Special Intelligence Estimate

SNIE Special National Intelligence Estimate

TR Terms of Reference

USIB United States Intelligence Board

USCIB United States Communications Intelligence Board

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