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July 25, 1960
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25X1 Approved For Release 2006/01/17 : CIA-RDP82M00097R000300010011-6 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2006/01/17 : CIA-RDP82M00097R000300010011-6 Approved For Release 2006/01/17 : CIA-RDP82W00097R000300010011-6 2 5 \t\ 18614 SECRET 15 July 1960 MEMORANDUM FOR: Chairman, The United States Intelligence Board SUBJECT: Annual Report, Interagency Clandestine Collection Priorities Committee (IPC) Pursuant to the provisions of USIB-D-3. 2/6, dated 7 July 1960, the report of the activities of the Interagency Clandestine Collection priorities Committee for the period 1 July 1959 - 30 June 1960 is submitted. Chairma Interagency Clandestine Collection Priorities Committee Attachment Approved For Releasp,,20Q6~Q1//17 : CIA-RDP82M00097R000300010011-6 Approved For Release 2006/01/17: CIA-RDP82M00097ROO0300010011-6 IPC-?D?-1,I /60 9.,.~ ll.-.;, Activities of the Interagency Clandestine Collection Priorities Committee for the period 1 July 1959 ? 30 June 1960 Re er?ence:' DCII) No. 5/5, Charter for Interagency Clandestine Collection Priorities Committee (Effective 14 February 1.959). 1. In accordance with the provisions of reference, the interagency t`clandestine Collection Priori -ies Committee since its last report has continued to provide community guidance for the priority collection of information by the Clandestine Services, Central Intelligence Agency. Z. In. the course of its efforts to improve such guidance, the Committee concluded that current IPC Lists, hitherto prepared in accordance with Priority National Intelligence Objectives but restricted to individual countries of major intelligence interest, should be so re . rstituted as to set forth requirements and targets can a worldwide ia:a As following the category sequence of tine Priority National Intelligence Objectives. The Committee reasoned that such lists will give collectors the advantage of single statements of priority requirements and 'targets 1`mo:4 e in keeping with the concept that clandestine collection activitie should not be confined to geographic or political. boundaries. In addition, the Committee, reflecting the trend of the intelligence community to concentrate assets on priority objectives, encouraged a reduction in these lists of the numbers of objectives and targets, emphasizing only "hose that are most important] This trend will prove most useful in refining guidance for clandestine collection. 3. At present, the Committee Secretariat is concluding an 'PC List which will include those requirements and targets pertinent to Category I of the Priority National Intelligence Objectives. Lists to cover C:ate,- gories 11 and III will, be undertaken next, 4. Prior to adoption of the principle of arranging requirements and. targets by PNIO category, the Committee prepared and released an 1PC List on Poland followed by a Special Requirernents List, (IPC,mSPR.) to emphasize highest priority requirement;) and targets in respect to Approved For Release 2006/G1 L17 jC1Al RVP82M00097R000300010011-6 Approved For Release 2006/01/17 : CIA-RDP82M00097ROG4300010011-6 Poland. Special Requirements Lists (IPC-SPR's) dealing with information needed on International Communism were released on an additional eleven countries. In addition, the Committee has continued to provide the mechanism by which guidance in respect to free-world areas is secured from .'.,ember agencies for incorporation into the annual revision of die ectives to chiefs of CIA field stations. Approved For Release 2006101 17 C4- DPI,82M00097R000300010011-6