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April 25, 1963
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Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29 CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 VI S-E-C-R-E-T 113.41111 25 April 1943 MEMORANDUM SUBJECT: The DD/I Action Staff 1. Effective ,there is established in the, Office of the DWI a DIVI Action Staff with the mission of managing on a consolidated blUsis the functions of the DDil Directorate with regard to responsive ? reaction to substantive developments and the guidance of substanUve collection. 7, 2. The DWI Action Staff will'include an Operations Center, a Reconnaissance Division,: a HUM= Resources Division and the present Special Intelligence Staff (SP/INT). The wink of the colleCtion guidance - - ? element in SIVINT, the Reconnaissance Division and the Human Resources Divisioni will be coordinated by a Priorities Guidance Staff: The collection guidance elements of the Action Staff will be manned by consolidating the present requirements functions and personnel within the several offices of ? thedirectorate. I DWI Action Staffl jPriorities Guidance 1. Staff JSPhNTf Recce NSAL/ Security Guidance Dividga *Won Branch Human Resources Division rations Conte Action Watch Commo Officers -7 4 V , GROUP Excluded from automatic ctlEru.4.4.t.4 downgrading and de?lassification ' ? norinQQifiad and Aooroved For Release 2014/01/29 CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29: CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 S-E-C- R-E-T - 2.- 3. The functions of the Action Staff as a whole will be to coordinate for the DD/I his directorates respcnses to guidance provided in Comprehensive and Priority National Intelligence Cbjectives in terms of broad production programs. intelligence information needs and collection 'action priorities and resources; to insure the initiation of appropriate ' ? collection actions withia and outside the agency in response to critical developments; to support the AD/CI or other officials in the directorate In maintaining a continuing flow of information to the DCI, the DD/I and other senior agency officials in rapidly developing intelligence situations; to represent the DDA in the activities and concerns of MIS collection organizations such as COMOR, IPC and the SWINT Committee. 4. The Operations Center will provide an alert and action facility In support of the. AD/CI, the DIVI, the DCI and other !ardor agency officials and, in close coordination with the AD/CI, who is responsible for the substantive analysis of developments, will take or. suggest necessary actionalo obtain further information or .clarificatiOi through elements of CIA or other Washington or field operations centers. The OperatiOns Center will serve as a-cadre and luz.pporielement for Riedel task forces to deal with critical situations and will priovide an input of 'US operational information and. ? plans as an additional element in. sport of the DCI and other senior agency ? ? S-E-C-R-E-T npriassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29: CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29: CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 S-E-C-R-E-T - 3 - officials. Within the Operations Ceoter.Evhiciraillt-incosporsite-the preenBrali.?Watat:MOT3 the action officer will be responsible for operational information and for taking action to obtain further facts, while the 13IDO, rresenting the AWCI, will be responsible for providing the substantive analysis of the facts as they' are received. ) S. The 'PrioritietaGuidance Staff will provide a central point for the review and coordination of DD/I information needsiutd for the assignment of action to appropriate elemeats of the DDil Action Staff. During critical periods it will also be responsible for formulating and insuring act lou on urgent Collection problems arising from the crisis situation. ? It will further serve as the focal point for CIA-DIA relations on guidance problems and will provide the secretariat for the Critical Collection Problems Committee of USIB. 8. The Reconnaissance Division will provide current and long-range guidance for the DDA to reconnaissance collection and exploitation and will prepare and coordinate reconnaissance targets and mission proposals. It will support the CIA representative on COMOR and will represent tfie DDA In guiding the priority exploitation by NPIC of thO proceeds of reconnaissance -- . missions. - 7. The Human Resources Division will-provide current and long- range DEA guidance on priorities for collection and exploitation of ii-E-C-R-E,T. ' 7 ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29: CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29 CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 111, ? ? S-R-C-R-R-T - 4 - ? information frotn human sources. It will administer the Travel Folder Program, support the DD/I's representative on the Intelligence Priorities Committee, and will maintain close liaison with 00, ,DD/P, and the Departments of State and Defense in terms of their human source collection programs. S.. The Special identities Staff wilicontinue itefunctions in support of the crAlenver Officer with respect to &GIRT policy, ?ectlonguP'anoe, representation, exploitation and security. Its Guidance and Support Branch will work closely with the Reconnaissance and Human Resources Divisions in the area of collection guidance and priorities under thteP000rdination of the Priorities Guidance Staff.. Huntington D. Sheldon ? Acting Deputy Director (Intelligence) S-R--d-R-E-T ? ? Declassified and Approved For Release 2014/01/29: CIA-RDP78B05167A000800020019-5 (