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Approved For Release 2007/10/23 : CIA-RDP72-00450R000100100003-7 CONCEPT FOR ASSIGNING REPRODUCTION PRIORITIES A workable system for assigning reproduction priorities to intelligence products has two aspen+a. (l) Lila __ at n _- -- -.- . ivas being reportea, or its perishability); and (2) ability to Justify a given level of graphics (to im t prove he communication of substantive infor- mation from analyst to reader or to increase the product's AVA-nnnoall We shall establish five categories (I II , , III) IV, V) to govern relative urgency of reproduction,' and five (A, B, C; D, E) indicating authority to resort to a given level of use of ra hi g p cs. These two indicators, each with its own message, will be used in concert (I-B, III-C). To the extent possible production s i , er es (e.g, NIEs) will be assigned to categories in advance. This in an effort to minimize the need to deal with products on an individual basis thou h , g we will always have unanticipated situations or some which will rate treatment as exceptions. Authorized Leve A Anything goes D Single color, substantive Moderate, multi-color, substantive only B Extensive graphics, including Thus a special report for the President might carry a I-A priority, indicating that it is to receive top handling in getting it through PSD, as well as the propriety of inclusion therein of any graphics thought to be desirable. On the other hand, a given reports series might be rated III-E, indicating that it should receive routine treatment, but that no resources were to be expended upon graphics.