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Approved For Release 2001/08/2.7: CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090008-r ?- ! DD/A Re 8 October 176 A DRANDWI FOR: Deputy Director for Intelligence Legislative Counsel Assistant to the DCI SUBJECT: Declassification of Testimony Given im Executive Session 1. I am aware that committees of the Congress rarely request the u declassification of testimony given by Agency representatives in executive session. In fact, it appears that the only committee which regularly asks for such declassification is the Joint Economic Committee,-which was. involved in this week's flap over the release of certain of our past statements on Backfire. It is a normal procedure for this Committee to request sanitization of testimony we provide to them on the state of the Soviet and Chinese economies, but this testimony is normally given only on an' annual basis. 2. Even though the problem of declassifying executive session testimony may arise infrequently, I would like to establish certain procedures for addressing it in the future. We must avoid a repetition of this week's incident. Therefore, I want DDI to continue to conduct. the original screening and sanitization of material, as it does now, to ensure the protection of sources and methods information and other sensi- tive data. DDI's findings will then be reviewed by the A/DCI, who will advise me regarding ' the probable public impact of the testimony and what other executive branch offices should be notified prior to its release. I will be responsible for final release, in consultation with the DCI. 7 0 H E. H. Knoche Deputy Director. of Central_Intelligence DIVA Distribution: Y = D/Sec 1 - DDA Subject SECRET E- 2 TIPDET . CL BY 022367 Approved For Release 2001/08/27 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090008-8 *OGC -Has" RevieWed* . ROUTING AND RECORD SHEET SUBJECT: (Optional) Declassification of Testimony Given in R Executive Session N F OM* Michael J. Malanick EXTENSIO NO -7(9 63 30 A/ DDA DATE TO: (Officer designation, room number, and DA TE building) OFFICER'S COMMENTS (Number each comment to show from whoa RECEIVED FORWARDED INITIALS to whom. Draw a line across column after each comment.) 1. DDCI Hank, 7D-6011 The procedures you 2. established for declassifying executive-session testimony will add a reat deal to _ g 3. protecting sources and method and other sensitive material. - - As a thought you ma wish ~^ - ----- --_-_-_ ---_-__ _.._ , y 4. to remind those in the Agency involved in the new procedure that EO 11652 is still the 5. gospel for declassification and that our new procedure is only a supporting supple- .- 6. ment to it. Mike . 9. Distribution: Orig. - DDCI - `DDA 10. ORIGINATOR: 11 C ing ecurl y STATINTL 12. 13. 14. 15. OS 6 4575 FORM 3-c2 630 USEED,T,N5us [:1 SECRET a CONFIDENTIAL ^ USE ONLY ^ UNCLASSIFIED CONFIDENTIAL LI SECRET I f1 [f A AAA/~AAAf1AAA[f A Approved For Release 2001/08/27 : CIA-RDP79-00498A000600090008-8