Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
December 20, 2016
Document Release Date: 
March 13, 1998
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
January 28, 1958
Content Type: 
PDF icon CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4.pdf217.78 KB
Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 Vi, J.sn,*uar^y 195~ t`i Y.:...r o rti.'a CIV Of L} o r... p o~. 2 January' 19-6 asii -is; tth firat :orx l =10"M,cenent be on t 7)U 1 ' t +e oq ~.. f /A ,F. t r"as {,.yi~:aA, ned only to 'Lay iii}z.. ...i~. C.f ona i tc s .ere-? se =d to giva the t:L e oiled over s3 52r c t e ` , , c p~ t . t+o t~zae .'.: the Plans ,`;,.": S, mil" fit ua ?L z ,, -~. n c4 ;0 u of ici aI ~ ~ r cc.z:~ a Brice ~ with ;ppro?x'ia t,- f " ~?` ,,~ +{~ " ~y c c .izat on before the issuance Of P o ra E3i4aJ.Calt .,i, i w i`$da 4` v y 4 ~ .4.L;: we w.&.l..k. have thE1` same understanding t.:s ha ;a prevailed in the past with regard to the ac a . ?trig of our ;psi - exer- tcipat i.oA to 91-L our o"cin ieouliar re uirerien s in this year's Wr shall your appr Bed of all f ter d elowpments as ,,. pi .-me are developed and r ealc . by the Office Of Defense I .ter erxcy Planning ? Z, .cer Cagy o' rograin Approved For Release - 007A000700050006-4 Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 CUT W iE OFF.C.m: OF "SHE PRESADENT OFFICE OF DEFENSE MOBILIZATION WASHINGTON 25, D. C. January 20, 1958 PROGRAM MEMORANDUM X-14 a x!. ADS OF 'EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Operation Alert 1958 1. The purpose of "Operation Alert 1958" is to examine the readiness t she nation at local, state and national levels to meet a direct nuclear attack on the United States. 2. Objectives of the exercise are: A.. To improve national readiness by-- (1) (2) Local and state governments evaluating, on the basis of their own resources, their capabilities to cope with the attack situation and determining the kinds of Federal assistance needed and how such assistance would be utilized. The Federal Government determining its capability to meet demands arising from the attack and examining the adequacy of Federal Guidance and Mobilization Plans to meet the attack situation. B. . To determine what significant preparedness measures, if taken pre-attack, would make the post-attack job more manage able. C. To train personnel in local, state and federal governments in habits of thinking needed to cope with emergency conditions. 3. The exercise will be conducted within the scope of Mobilization Plans and Federal Guidance (Central Programming) furnished to federal, state and local agencies. _TT Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 %W VOW, t'rogram Memorandum X-14 ?Cont'dj January 20, 1958 4`.. The situation on which the exercise is to be based will be a direct nuclear attack on the United States, with tactical warning only. The exercise will be conducted in three phases, as follows: ::Phase One--Attack Phase: Time--May 6-7. Participation- -State and local civil defense organizations and supporting personnel including field personnel of federal agencies, as appropriate. Activity--State and local civil defense emergency actions, including public participation, damage reporting and assessment, and local and state survival and recovery actions. States to determine the kinds of Federal assistance needed and report any excess of resources over and above their own requirements. Phase Two- -Federal Action Phase: Time--July 14-18. Participation- -Federal agencies (field, region and departmental). Activity--Activation of relocation sites at field and region July 14th, and at departmental and agency head- quarters July 16th. On July 14-15 field and regional activities will be conducted independently. The validity of States' needs will be examined, as well as ways and means for meeting such needs within current plans and program guidance. On July 16-18 the departmental relocation sites will be in operation and in communication with regional and field offices. Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4 i rk;a- ivi.einorandum of-it~d) Time -^ Se`=~.e:mber 15-16-1/. January 20, 1958 art ci~.a o n- - A :mall group, from each agency, having responsibility and authority for emergency plans and operations will be convened at the ODM relocation site along with selected regional represe taitives. 1 d=ic lyi -- .3 amining the vailaity, easibility and con- sistency of operational measures and the adequacy of policies and central programming guidance. 6. Guidelines, assumptions and administrative instructions for the J:~3seise will be developer witz the assistance of the ater-Agency 1'lanzdin ( is o l p. Gordon Gray Director __PA ft A ?P L 1 ONLY Approved For Release 2007/02/16: CIA-RDP78-04007A000700050006-4