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Approved For Release 2002/05/01 ~A000600090 d Registry ,7 17 File 23 UErv 19(6 MEMORANDUM FOR: Deputy Director for Intelligence Deputy Director for Operations Deputy Director for Science F Technology General Counsel Inspector General Comptroller Administrative Officer, DCI John F. Blake Deputy Director for .A:ministration SUBJECT Invitation to Attend an Organizational Meeting on the Agency's 30-Year Declas- sification Program REFERENCES a. Executive Order 11652 b. National Security Council Directive of May 17, 1972 1. As many of you are aware, the DCI has given the DDA the responsibility for establishing an Agency-wide program for the review of 30-year old classified material for possible declassification. This review is to be made according to the criteria established in Executive Order 11.6652 and the National Security Council Directive of `;y 17, 1972. The DDA, in turn, has designated the (:-.formation Systems Analysis Staff (ISAS) to be his instrument for initiating and coordinating this review program both within and outside of the Agency. 2. Since being given this assignment, ISAS has taken the following steps to lay the groundwork for the program: a. Hired a declassification ex pert, Dr. STATINTL to provide guidance and expertise in the formation of the Agency's Program. Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4 Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4 . Appointed an MG Careerist, Mr. Willia STATINTL I to serve as the focal point and administrator of the review program. c. Programmed for the hiring of 15 part-time personnel to be trained as reviewing officers. d. Established liaison contacts with the National Archives and Records Service (MARS). e. Determined through previous correspondence with the other Directorates that the best and most favored approach is a decentralized program with ISAS serving as a focal point for guidance and problem solving. (Note: The decentralized approach recognizes the varied problems the different compo- nents will face during their review program while centralized guidance will insure that the Agency is consistent in its use of review criteria and procedures. The point of consistency is imperative in the event the Agency is taken to court to justify any material not declassified.) 3. The next logical step in establishing an Agency-wide program is to meet with the various components to address individual and common problems and got to know opposite numbers. With this in mind, ISAS extends an invitation to all of the addressees to send a representative or representa- tives to an organizational meeting to be held at 1000 hours on 18 January 1977 in Room 3-E-62 Headquarters. ISAS will discuss its present plans and objectives and would like each representative to comment on his or her situation with regards to the review program.. In addition, ' ofTATINTL who has been associated with the declassification review records from the GSS era, will give a short talk on the highlights of that program. 4. It is requested that those individuals planning to attend this meeting please contact (extension 7776TATINTL or 7777) prior to 14 January 1977. Is/ John F. Blake John F. Blake Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4 Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4 Distribution: Original - DCI 1 - DDI 1 - DDO 1 - DDStT 1 OGC 1 - IG l - Comptroller 1 - ISAS Originated By: 21DEc1976 Date C/ISAS Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4 ^ UNCL SSTFIED Mzr- AL ,,,,,,,, --I] -CONFIDENTIAL , ^ SECRET ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) STATINTI FROM: EXTENSION NO. C/ ISAVW 5717 DATE 21 December 1976 TO: (Officer designation, room number, and building) DATE OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whom RECEIVED RWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) 1. AI/DDA 7D02 Headquarters 2. EO/DDA 7D24 Headquarters 3 A/DDA 7D24 Headquarters 4. DDA 7D24 Headquarters 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. FORM 61 0 USEDIITPREV IO S ^ SECRET ^ CONFIDENTIAL E] USEE ONLY ^ UNCLASSIFIED 3-62 Approved For Release 2002/05/01 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090002-4