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A,proved For Release 2006/10/17 : CIA-RDP72-0045 (C) Current intelligence Reporting This category of publications consists of highly classified material which for the most part is puilished by the Special Printing Plant of TSD located on the seventh floor. Twenty-four persons are assigned to this plant providing highly classi- fied printing support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The primary function of the Special Print- ing plant is support to OCI, and publications include the Central Intelligence Bulletin which appears in three versions six days a week; the Weekly Summary and Weekly Review with supporting special reports; the weekly Watch Report; the President's Daily Brief; the daily Overnight Journal; daily Area Highlights; and numerous ad hoc intelligence reports, memoranda, and handbooks. Reports of frequent periodicity reflecting crisis situations throughout the world are also printed in this plant. In addition, the plant prints the 5-day a week Surveyor, the weekly Surveyor, and the monthly Scientific Intelligence Digest for OSI; minutes of USIB meetings; monthly COMOR Status maps for the DD/S&T; Missile and Space Event Reports for FMSAC; and memoranda and reports for OER and OSR. Approved FdrRelease 2006/10/17 : CIA-RDP72-00450R0ppi.94.QpD,29-9 costliest items were the Current Intelligence Digest and the Central Intelligence Bulletin, both printed six days a week in a volume of 980 and 500 copies respectively. In April 1968, a new "three- tiered" Central Intelligence Bulletin superseded the Current Intelligence Digest and the Central Intelligence Digest. This new publication is issued six days a week and appears in three versions-- white (980 copies), red (500 copies) and black (100 copies). The cost of printing the new bulletin is estimated at $120,000 and it requires the services of eight persons--one third of the manpower of the Special Printing Plant. (D) NIS Production The National Intelligence Survey (NIS) is the single costliest item of production by PSD, 25X bound volumes in the plain Plant on special equipment at a frequency of 193 volumes per year and is dis- tributed in 500 copies. Total graphic support to f r. Approved Fo'r Release 2006/10/17 : CIA-RDP72-00450R0001001000J29-9 rncr NIS production averages 6,000 graphics per year printed in an average of two colors. In FY 1967, PSD initiated a program of computerized phototypesetting called EPIC (elec- tronic processing of intelligence composition). The NIS was selected as the first publication to'be typeset under the new system. When EPIC is fully implemented, savings in composition throughput time and manpower are envisaged; however, program- ming and debugging problems, acquisition of auxiliary equipment and the training of contributors in the keyboarding of punchedpaper tapes have caused delays. During the period 1 January through 29 April 1968, 36% of NIS textual material received by PSD was scheduled for production through the EPIC system.* Throughput time for NIS material in PSD has been high; in September 1967 it amounted to 125 days. Since September, there has been a steady reduction . of throughput time and in April 1968 it was 59 days. When EPIC is fully operational, it is expected to reach OBGI's requested time--between 30 and 45 days. No increase in NIS production is forecast through FY 1970, the number of volumes of NIS material printed remaining at 193 per year. *A description of the EPIC system is included in the section on automation and in Appendix v Approved For Release 2006/10/17 : CIA-RDP72-00450ROO9O 25X1 II. DD/P In FY 67, the DD/P counted for some 15?,0 of total total number of impressions (17 million). The two largest recurring printing requirements are the CS Information Reports series and the Press Comments. Both are printed in the General Printing Plant of PSD located on the ground floor of headquarters. The CS series are printed on multilith and totaled some 4.7 million impressions at an estimated cost of This excludes the Intelligence Information Cables (TDCS series) which are also printed on multilith by the Cable Secretariat on its own equipment. Press Digests are printed on multilith and offset presses four times a week and totaled almost 512 million 0 No increase in either of the above categories of DD/P printing is forecast for FY 70 or in any other typos of recurring printing requirements. Non-recurring photographic requirements--prints, viewgraphs, slides and the processing and reproducing of still and movie film both black and white and color--are expected to remain constant as well. The largest single item in this category is prints which totaled 379,000 in FY 68 and is expected to drop to 350,000 in FY 70.