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December 9, 2016
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March 22, 1960
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Approved For Release 2001/09/04: CIA-RDP80-0124OA000100140079-1 SECRET March 22, 1960 x.t-altWUM TO THE IILI A. T. Samuelson, Director, CHAD, and E. L. Fall, Supervisor, CIA audit, met on March 21, 1960, in Mr. Samuelson's office to discuss the GAO +it at CIA. Dahl expressed the opinion based on our work to date under the restrictions placed upon the audit by CIA it appears that only a very limited comprehensive audit would be possible, and ti -at no broad evaluations of CIA activities would be possible. To firmly support such an opinion, however, Pahl suggested that it would be necessary to perform (to the extent possible) at least one limited, and one general evaluation of CIA activities. The principal restrictions on the GAO audit of ::IA activities are as follows. 1. The audit will have to remain outside the area of sensitive security operations. The Agency regulations setting forth the policies, procedures, and practices under which CIA activities are conducted are not available to GAO. The first restriction means that the GAO will not be per- mitted to review or audit the CIA clandestine activities or the activity of an administrative organization where sa the activity of such organization is in support of a clandestine activity. Where such an administrative, or support, organization is involved in the support of both clandestine and overt acti~ities. GAO will be permitted to review or audit only the overt activities of such an organization The second restriction means that the regulations issued by the Deputy Director for Support (DIES), or the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) and setting forth the policies and procedures of the CIA are not available to 6AO. The only a eertion to this is the general organizational material on the t?_ain CIA organizational groups and on the intelligence and snort areas in particular.; ument No. -, Za Review Of this document by CIA bas determined that El CIA has no ,bjsctian to Oetass 14 contains ihaat