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January 29, 1965
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1ST ; ,App;rovedpFor R -se 2002/08/ r0 ~DP80B01676F)200050016-0 W (CLASSIFICATION) OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR In reply refer to Action Memorandum No. A - 442 Date 29 January 1965 TO Deputy Director for Intelligence SUBJECT : Prompt advice to the DCI and DDCI of Current Intelligence 1. On 26 January the DCI appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for an important briefing. The morning of 26 January the Agency was in receipt of important current intelligence on the developing situation in South Vietnam which ultimately culmi- nated in the coup of that date. The Agency failed to get this informa- tion to the Director in time for his use at the Congressional briefing. This is a failure both of the system and of individual judgment. 2. In order to insure that no such failure occurs again, it should be understood by all that it is the responsibility of AD/CI to check with in the DCIIs office and I in the DDCI's office to determine whether the DCI and DDCI have been advised of important developments and to insure that they are so advised either by the Executive Assistants or by the Watch Office. It is the responsi- bility of all other components to check with AD/CI if they believe that the DCI or DDCI should be alerted to any development in their areas. The fact that the offices of the DCI and/or DDCI are listed on the distri- bution of a cable does not automatically mean that the DCI and DDCI have been advised personally. 3. It is the responsibility of the Cable Secretariat and the Intel- ligence Watch Office Group to insure that the most prompt distribution is given to any substantive cables of an important nature. SUSPENSE DATE: (signed) Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Lyman B. Kirkpatrick Executive Director SUED ~i-or_'N? Approved For Release 2002/081211: "K b0B01676R00020005O01&".wQr2cing and E;;ccutive Registry A C T I 0 N M E M 0 X1 N D U M Approved For,ase 2002/0810 ~ ~JIRDP8013016761)200050016-0 Distribution: O&1 - DD/I X- DCI 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - DDCI - AD/BI - AD/CR - AD/CI - AD/NE - AD/O - AD/RR - D/NPIC - C/AF - C/EE - C/FE - C /NE - C/SR - C/WE - C/WH - DD/P - ExDir - ER Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000200050016-0 Approved For R se 2002/08/21 :`CIA-RDP00B01676200050016_n - -- ~scca_~v~ 27 January 1965 /Director of Central Intelligence Deputy Director of Central Intelligence Deputy Director for Plans Deputy Director for Intelligence 1. Several times in recent weeks I have been informed by Mr. Cline that both CIA and non-CIA cables containing positive intelligence of concern to DDI have been delivered to others some- time before they were delivered to him. This has caused Mr. Cline embarrassment and concern at meetings since he would not have information as current as others in attendance. 2. The Cable Secretary informs me that dissemination to DDI is made in accordance with approved DDI requirements (Attachment A). Delivery of cables is made to DDI via SIDO, by tube during the day and by a SIDO Watch Officer at night in accordance with procedures (Attachment B). This practice should in most cases ensure delivery to the SIDO for Mr. Cline of any cables prior to those delivered to the Director. In all cases delivery to DDI would be prior to or concurrent with delivery to the Director. 3. Certain CIA cables are suspended for DDI because they contain sensitive operational material. In these cases the DDP Operating Unit is responsible for releasing the intelligence content with the least possible delay in accordance with Attachment C. 4. The purpose of this memo is to inform all concerned of the manner in which dissemination and delivery is made to DDI and to invite comments as to any changes necessary. 25X1 25X1 Lyman 13. Kirkpatrick ILLEGIB Executive Director Approved For Release 2002/08/21 CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 SECRET A prdved For Release 2002/08/21 ? CIA-RDP OB01676R0002 0050016-0 Cable Seca et:+.riaf CSO 65 Orders No. 65 20 June 1963 DELIVERY SCHEDULE FOR: SIDO, DDI, AD/CI, OCI & BRANCHES Rescission;: CSO 54 dated 3 June 1963 Reference:: CSSOP 90-16, Attachment A 1. Cah1c CIA and non-CIA) and TD's for DDI, AD /CI & OCI will be delivered car.: of the SIDO. Material for each of these offices will be separately env-::]oiled and included in envelope containing non-CIA cables pulled as advi:.i_ce copies for SIDO. 2. The SIDO package should be prepared as follows: j-/MU!.f -EX 0i S a. SIDO copies of -Sf?S cables enclosed in the envelope in which they came. b. Non-S/S cables from all other agencies. c. Tempo copies d. OCI envelope containing cables and TD's including TS items for OCI branches. e. DDI envelope containing TD's and cables including TS items and LD/SS-. green sheet items. f. AD /CI envelope containing TD's and cables including TS items and LD/SS green sheet items. all 3. Seal/of above material in one large envelope and hand to S/S courier for delivery to SIDO without receipt unless TS items are included. Whenever TS items are included in the package attach envelope receipt, form 240A, and mark the large envelope "VIA OFFICER COURIER". The receipt should show only the Cable Secretariat TS control number(s) of the items enclosed. 4. Couriers making deliveries e:: TD's and picking up cables from other agencies will wait for advanc copies to be pulled for SIDO on all night schedules. During the day (M(. -n ay-Friday) advance copies for SIDO should be sent by tube and couriers d not wait v hile the copies are pulled. 5. EXCEPTION: RYBAT cable, concerning .)I administrative or personnel matters will be delivered dir :t to DDI. Deputy Cable Secretary Dist: C/S, CSDO, M/X, RM&F G::f( and L eed8,.i(f Gabon Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80B01676R000200050016-0 ? SECRET b e SecretariPprbved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP896M776 0b200050p16-o Ca 1 % CABLE DISSEMINATION POLICY Standing Operating Procedure ~`ct ~.6 July 1964 No. 210-1 12. FURNISHING CLANDESTINE SERVICES _ .`.BEES TO DDI a. In order that the DDI may accomplish his .=>s ion, it is essential that he be fur-.-.,.shed intelligence information expaii:: -ly. This responsibility is char ged jointly to the Cable Secretary an,--'. ie DOP in 25X1 Cable Secretariat SOP 210-130-DDI covert .he specifics of dissemination to DDI. In making the initial dissemination of,-Clandestine' Services. cables' containing positive intelligence, the Cable Secretary must observe a high standard of operational security while at the same tiMe he must give consideration to the need for dissemination to DDI and DDS&T (see para 13a) elements on a timely basis. Clandestine Services cables containing positive intelligence can be grouped as follows and will be disseminated as indicated. 1) Intelligence Information Cables - These are cables which contain intelligence information arranged in a prescribed format. Most of these (70-80%) are disseminated as Clandestine ServicesiIby'the 25X1 F I/INT /IW at which time dissemination is made to appropriate headquarters units. The 20-30% not dissemil.ted,by FI/INT/IW as 1d S E C R E T Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 25X1 Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-RDP80BO1676R000200050016-0 Approved For Release 2002/08/21: CIA- D ATION TOP AND BO ' OM SECRET SENDEFYs~ E- CHECK CLASS FIDENTIAL CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY J OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP ? ? DATE NAME AND ADDRESS CONCURRENCE Remarks : INFORMATION FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM= NAM ? ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. FORM NO. `'37 Use previous editions ~_tl L