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July 16, 1957
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25X1A9a 25X1 A9a 25X A9a Approved For Release 2000/08/44**)P33-024154000500320072-1 7APC ?16950/R Copy ,.2 of :3 74 July 1957 N(ORANTJM FOR Project Security Officer SUBJECT RAINBOW Control System le It in recommended by the undersigned that it be generally conceded that everybody in Project Headquarters is aware of Project RAINBOW and that due to this general knowledge, control of RAINBOW documents be turned over to RI for routine handling. To support the above statement. I would like to submit the following. 2. First, it should be recognized that all Staff personnel have access to the Staff Meeting Minutes and RAINBOW has been quite freely referred to in these memoranda, which are not under RAINBOW SAPC control, nor distributed to only RAINBOW cleared personnel. 3. Information obtained from the above referenced memoranda couplod with conversation among the Staff makes the undersigned believe that the complete Project fieadquarters Staff is witting to some degree if not entirely witting of the purpose and use of RAINBCW. 4. Therefore, I do not believe that the present system of having special SAPC control over RAINBOW documents is accomplishing what was expeAed. Further, it is a time consuming job for our secretarial staff which could readily be released to the RI Staff for maintenance and up-keep in their own system. 5. I might point out, for exmnple, twocases which outline the uss- lessness of the present system. A RAINBOW cleared staff member had a doi:u- ment which needed typing at just five o'clock the other evening and requesAd the assistance of M=MMEMIlla secretary on the Cammo Staff, who is not RAINBOW cleared. Alis memo was typed in the usual SAPC style, and left; 0i1011111111111111desk for Mr. Bissell's signature that evening. immediately brought the document to this office, questioning why till- ti.n? 25X1A9e was not under RAINBOW control. This was the first we heard of any such document. The next morning1111111111 who was unaware of any special 333112 for RAINBOW documents until that time, came to this office to request assistance in the proper contra. 6. Another such leler was written on RAINBOW matters, with an SAE; procured from RI, with an 'Mu noted after the number. Tia letter Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP33-02415A000500320072-1 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25X1A9a 25 1A9a 25X1A9a 25k1A9a 25X1A9a Approved For Release 2000/08/)P33-02415AQ00500320072-1 j?..41111r7".. La-41 & was also dictated to an uncleared secretary, of Contracts. Copies were sett to Finance (with being the only member of that Staff Cleared for RAINBOW) and ens forwarded to we is not cleared. This memorandum was brought to the attention of this office by of the RI Staff as it passed through that office !lily. mailing 7. Neither of the above documents revealed any pertinent RAINBOW information, but are cited for examples of lack of control over such docu- ments. 8.You may wish to have the undersigned.or take the necessary action to accomplish the above recommendation. mmoommowasb 16 July 1957 Distribution: 1- addressee 2 - RAINBCW Central 3 - Chrono Approved For Release 2000/08/21 : CIA-RDP33-02415A000500320072-1