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Approved For Re4se 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP78-04QQ7A001000030026-0 Total number of .:Security Studies completed January to June 15. ..................... 54 Progress and accomplishment of the Security Branch has been delayed by a variety of difficulties, including the following: a. Uncertainty of organizational status. b. Absence of authorization and approval to engage in planning functions for Censorship and counterintelligence programs, c. Approval of?T/Oe has been tentative, pending decisions relative to organizational placement and functions. d. Need for authoritative approval And delineation of exact responsibilities. e. Divided responsibilities for CIG security functions in OCD, P & A Branch, and. O SO. Pending. at the present time, for activation on or about 1 July, is a plan of organization which contemplates the incorporation of the pre- sent Security Branch into a Steff element of CIG underithe Executive Director. This plan should do much to clarify the responsibilties, authorities and functions and should resolve some if not all of the As a matter of practical operation, the Security Branch; as currently constituted, has.been functioning as ' consulting or advisory office on such .matters relating to security and the safe- guarding of information as have 9aM"MXJ'.M been presented to the various Offices and component units of CIG and on which these Offices and units seek guidance or decisions. Approved For Release 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP78-04007AO01000030026-0 Approved For Relei se 2001/03/02 : CIA-RDP78-0400.7A001000030026-0 :.repeated crfz~,ideration has been given to the question of what th -`unction of the Central Intelligence Group should in the e field of counterintelligence coordination. Guidance is desired from the Director of Central Intelligence as to the extent of participa- tion in planning and implementation of a program in this field that ho wishes or expects from the Security Branch. It is felt that a need exists for broad national policies to govern the coordination of counterintelligence activities and pro- cedures related to national security. A survey initiated prior to June 1946 by the Central Plan- ning Staff and conducted by the Security Branch of CIG disclosed that a comprehensive national program providing for the central direction, coordination and supervision of our foreign counterintelligenco activ- ities and of the internal security contro'. procedures of the depart vents and agencies of the Federal Government which relate to national security did not exist. It is believed that the Central Intelligence Group is the logical and appropriate agency of the Federal Government to assume active responsibility for centralized coordination with reference to CI matters relating to national security. Planning studies and rec&mmendations have been previously submitted and laa:ve been held in abeyance by higher authority. Author- ity and responsibility to discharge this function has never been es- .a'~o` m e Ftgi~ Releaste 2001/03/02 :CIA-RDP78-04007A001000030026-0