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March 8, 1948
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Approved For Release 2002/01/10: CIA-RDP67-00059A0001W100057-7 SEET 8 March 1948 SC31,;NTIFIC ATTACHES subject is discussed in IAB 5 of 16 September 1947. The pensive details,, in many instances) of scientific informa- tion which is needed by the intelligence agencies is generally well kn cn as well as the inadequacy of present coverage* The necessity and urgency for collecting these data directly from abroad are recognized. 2 Problems to be considered includes the t,rpe of person needed to collect this information,, availability of such personnel,, training before departure from the U. S.; by whom recruited and paid; ,he manner in which he would work; most important countriew where such attaches should sited; e* the most practical way in which this matter could be handled considering the "Iron Curtain" regulations and psychology obtaining in many countries; and whether an overt and/or covert method of collection is the most desirable or necessary. This might vary according to countries. Excerpts from a State Department co unication on the inter- departmental production program entitled "Production of Scientific and Technological Intelligence" is enclosed as of related interest. fit. A first proposal of an NSCID on Scientific Attaches is also .tted with for consideration at the meting of the Standing Attachments (A) Excerpts from state Department communication proposal of an NSCID on Scientific Attaches ENCLOS IU (1) Approved For Release 2002/01/10 : CIA-RDP67-00059AO00100100057-7 SECRET