National Intelligence Survey (NIS) Coverage Plan

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March 15, 1968
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Approved For Release 2000/08/2 t'A000100020002-2 15 March 1968 MEMORANDUM FOR THE UNITED STATES INTELLIGENCE BOARD SUBJECT: National Intelligence Survey (NIS) Coverage Plan REFERENCES: (a) (b) USIB-M-369, 4 February 1965 USIB-D-51. 1/8, 28 August 1963 1. In accordance with reference (a), the NIS Committee submits to the United States Intelligence Board (USIB) the attached NIS Coverage Plan reflecting the Committee's recommended long-range production program. Concept The plan, which is intended to replace the more limited 2-year production forecast formerly submitted each year by the NIS Committee, 1) establishes NIS area priorities for General Survey maintenance, 2) specifies for each NIS area the supplementary topical coverage required over and above that provided by the General Survey, taking into account agency capabilities and available resources, and 3) thereby provides USIB with a broader base of pertinent data with which to carry out its responsibilities as prescribed in reference (b). 3. General Survey Under the plan the General Survey continues as the primary unit of NIS coverage. General Surveys on some 33 areas of high strategic importance are to be maintained at intervals of about 3 years or less. Some 75 others will be revised on an average of every 4 years. No periodic revision is planned for the remaining areas; maintenance (or in some cases initial production) of these would be undertaken only as warranted by a marked change in an area situation or in its signifi- cance to U. S. national security interests. GROUP 1 Excluded from automatic downgrading and declassification Approved For Release 2000/08/29 CIA-RDP78-05597A000100020002-2 Approved For Release 2000/0812) -" &Rffio 7A000100020002-2 1060W ~Ww 4. Supplementary coverage Planned supplementary coverage is highly selective and is based on the importance of the specific topic to the area, identifiable user requirements, and availability of alternative coverage. Out of a possible 25 supporting elements for any NIS area, the average planned coverage is only 7. Maintenance cycles will vary among topics and among areas to which specific topics pertain, in accordance with stability of the subject matter and producer capabilities. The annual production rate for the General Survey remains at the same level as in previous years. Rates for supplementary elements reflect some reductions; however, the plan shows a re- allocation of more limited production capabilities for concentration on topics of greatest importance to the area and most responsive to user requirements. 6. Application The NIS Committee requests USIB approval of the plan as a long-range production programing guide. The plan will be im- plemented flexibly and reviewed annually. Adjustments will be based on changing user requirements, priorities, and production capabilities. It is the Committee's intention routinely to discuss in its Annual Report to USIB any significant changes to the plan. In addition, an annual production schedule will be submitted before the beginning of each fiscal year. 25X1A9a Attachment: NIS Coverage Plan Approved For Release 2000/08/29: CIA-RDP78-05597AQ00100020002-2 Algeria Angola Burundi /Rwanda Cameroon Congo (Brazzaville) Congo (Kinshasa) Dahomey Ethiopia Gabon Ghana Guinea Ivory Coast Kenya Libya Malagasy Republic Malawi Mauritania Morocco Mozambique Nigeria Rhodesia Senegal/Gambia Somalia FTAI South Africa/SW Africa Sudan Tanzania Tunisia U.A.R. Uganda Zambia min Priority Maintenance Standard Maintenance Supplementary Coverage Planned AFRICA mmv ~ `~ ~F ~~ 005 Doti m~ ~~ Approved For Release 20001081 05597A000100020002-2 NIS COVERAGE PLAN Argentina Bolivia ?~/, : ..r. Brazil Chile Colombia _ Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Mexico Nicaragua _ Panama Paraguay Peru _ Uruguay Venezuela Albania Bulgaria Czechoslovakia East Germany Hungary Poland Rumania w Priority Maintenance Standard Maintenance Supplementary Coverage Planned LATIN AMERICA EASTERN EUROPE Approved For Release 20001081 - 597A000100020002-2 C FI IAL NIS COVERAGE PLAN U.S.S.R. European U.S.S.R./Caucasus Soviet Central Asia Western Siberia Central Siberia Eastern Siberia Pacific Coast Arctic Coast Baltic Sea Black and Caspian Seas Yugoslavia 7 Austria Belgium Cyprus Denmark Finland France _ Greece _ Iceland Italy /~~ Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden West Germany M Priority Maintenance Standard Maintenance Supplementary Coverage Plann EASTERN EUROPE (cont'd) WESTERN EUROPE Approved For Release 2000/0 78-05597A000100020002-2 . o~ o ?, a 1~0 wm cy oeo ?~ ~~ m ?v ~ o m m c ~ G o NIS COVERAGE PLAN Burma Cambodia Communist China Sinkiang Northeast China North China South China Tibetan Highlands Hong Kong/Macao Indonesia f^', Japan Laos Malaysia/Brunei Mongolia Nationalist China North Korea _ North Vietnam Philippines Singapore South Korea South Vietnam Thailand "" Afghanistan Arabian Peninsula Kuwait with (Persian Gulf States) ,77^7, Southern Yemen with Muscat and Oman Saudi Arabia Yemen Priority Maintenance Standard Maintenance Supplementary Coverage Planned FAR EAST U) n E Q m CU t 3 a C D E E O U U N C co co C C U O U U N a Approved For Release 2000/08/ 0 b68-05597A000100020002-2 )IS COVERAGE PLAN Priority Maintenance Standard Maintenance Supplementary Coverage Planned Ceylon India _ Iran Iraq ?II Israel Jordan Lebanon Nepal Pakistan Syria Turkey Total Areas/Volumes Annual Production Rate U d a~ 3 Approved For Release 2000108/29: CIA-RD -78-05597A000100020002-2 FIDENTIAL 56 53 64 44 18 21 13 27 21 9 44 69 89 45 32 111 49 65 42 28 36 26 31 25 2 6 5 6 6-7 2-3 3-4 1-2 4-5 4 2-3 12 7 10 9 6 20 9 12 7 6 8-9 5 7 5 1 Areas of lower NIS priority on which General Survey periodic maintenance is not planned Australia Chad Indian Ocean Islands Mali Portuguese Guinea South West Pacific Islands United Kingdom Bermuda/Bahamas Equatorial Guinea Ireland Malta Sierra Leone Surinam U.S. Islands in the Caribbean Botswana /Lesotho /Swaziland French Guiana Jamaica Netherlands Antilles Spanish Sahara Switzerland Upper Volta British Honduras French West Indies Liberia New Zealand South Atlantic Islands Togo West Indies Canada Gibraltar Luxembourg Niger South Pacific Islands Trinidad-Tobago/Barbados West Pacific Islands Central African Republic Greenland * Interim updating of the type of basic data appearing in the Area Brief of each General Survey is provided in the semi-annually produced NIS Basic Intelligence Factbook. 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