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March 12, 1974
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JOHN C. STENNIS, MISS. J:IHN O. PAS-ORE, R.I. ALAN BIBLE, NEV. ROBERT C. BYRD, W. VA. GALE =C C-E. WYD. MIKE IELD. MONT. WIL:IAM PROXMIRE, WIS. JOSEPH M. MONTOYA, N. MEX. DANIEL K. INOUYE, HAWAII ERNE ST F. HOLLINGS, S.C. BIRCH BAYH. IND. THOMAS F. EAGLETON, MO. LAWTON CHILES, FLA. ROMAN L. HR`P. NEBR. NORRIS COTTON, N.H. CLIFFORD P. CASE, H.J. HIRAM L. FONG, HAWAII EDWARD W. BROOKE, MASS. MARK O. HATFIELD, OREG. TED STEVENS. ALASKA CHARLES MC C. MATHIAS. JR.. MD. RICHARD S. SCHWEIKER. PA. HENRY BELLMON. OKLA. THOMAS J. SCOTT. CHIEF CLERK JAMES R. CALLOWAY. COUNSEL 'WnUea ?Sfafes Zonate COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS WASHINGTON, D.C. 20$10 March 12, 1974 The Honorable William Colby Director of Central Intelligence Washington, D. C. 20505 Dear Mr. Colby: It was good to talk with you last Friday and to know of your willingness to come before our committee in executive session. I fully appreciate your concern that there be a free exchange of views and that this could best be handled in executive session followed by a quick process of sanitizing the hearing record for public release. I also am aware of your commitment to the Oversight Committees with reference to operational matters and I can assure you this will be respected. As you noted, however, the analytical resources of the Agency are considerable and would be of great benefit to the Joint Economic Committee. Therefore, I invite you to come before an Executive Session of the Priorities and Economy in Government Subcommittee of the Joint Economic Committee at an early date to be arranged in coordination between our staffs. I propose that your testimony and the Committee's questions be directed to the following areas of economic interest. 1. Comparative analysis of the US, USSR, and PRC economies with an additional view to mid and long range projections and allocations of resources by sector. 2. Comparative analysis of the commitment of resources to military and space functions in the US, USSR, and PRC. Extent of information publicly available, consensus of intelligence community, quality of data, techniques of comparison. 3. Would you propose ways in which Congress and the American public can become more familiar with the intelligence community, its legitimate requirements, budget, responsibilities, while at the same time protecting intelligence sources and methods. I recognize this is a difficult question but nonetheless one that is constantly at hand. (EXECUTIVE REGISTRY fRE~.. Approved For Release 2006/11/21 : CIA-R?P80MO1009AO03100010009-3 Approved For Release 2006/11/21 : CIA-RDP80MO1009AO03100010009-3 The Honorablilliam Colby ... March 12, 1974 Page 2 4. Any other areas in which you judge the intelligence community and in particular the Agency can make a contribution to the work of the Joint Economic Committee. Sincerely, --William Pr cmire Approved For Release 2006/11/21 : CIA-RDP80MO1009AO03100010009-3 Approved. For Release 2006/11721 TTk;DP80MO1009A003100010001-3 Ro ,,,,ig Slip 1 1 ACTION INFO. ACTION INFO. 1 DCI 11 IG 2 DDCI 12 3 DDS&T 13 SAVA 4 DDI 14 ASST/DCI 5 DDO 15 AO/DCI 6 DDM&S 16 EX/SEC 7 D/DCI/IC 7 8 D/JVVO 8 9 GC ig 9 110 LC o 19L Q___ - DCI/D 4 Approved For Release 2006/11/21 : CIA-RDP80MO1009AO03100010009-3 L Approved For Relea~~ti7t.21 x,6 RDP8O 00010009-3 Y GVIT'GTQOIw I 1, I UNCLASSIFIED ~, ONFIDENTIAI SECRET EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT Routing Slip _ ACTION INFO DATE INITIAL 1 DCI 2 DDCI 3 S/MC 4 DDS&T 5 DDI X 6 DDM&S 7 DDO 8 D/DCI/IC x 9 D/DCI/NI x T O O G C 11 OLC x 12 IG 13 Compt 14 D/Pers 15 D/S 16 DTR 17 Asst/ DCI 18 AO/DCI 1? 20 21 11221 Recomnendaticn to DCI and preparation of reply for his signature please. 03/13/74 Daf. Approved For Release 2006/11/21 CIA-RDP80MOl009A003100010009-3