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t`i 1>'k DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE Security Committee c SECOM-1N-210 15 February 1978 Minutes Two Hundred and Tenth Meeting Wednesday, 8 February 1978, 1000 Hours Room 4E64, Langley Headquarters Building Act 1ng airman Presiding MEMBERS PRESENT Mr. Merrill T. Kelly, Department of the Army Col. Russell T. Newman, Department of the Air Force Mr. Dennis Southern, Department of Treasury Mr. David Ryan, Federal Bureau of Investigation Defense Intelligence Agency ALTERNATES PRESENT Mr. David McCabe, Department of State National Security Agency National Security Agency Mr. Martin Dowd, Department of Energy Mr. Richard Welch, Department of the Navy Central Intelligence Agency aj..Henry R. Koch, Department of the Air Force Mr. Larry Myers, Department of the Air Force Mr. Edward Grigalus, Federal Bureau of Investigation Mr. David Humphrey, Department of Treasury Defense Intelligence Agency Defense Intelligence Agency tc. Jerry D. Fink, Department of the Army ALSO PRESENT Chairman, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures Chairman, Computer Security Subcommittee Chairman, R&D Subcommittee xecutive Secretary, R&D Subcommittee Chairman, SCI Denials Working Group LIU Ernest B. Petersen, Department of the Air Force Defense Intelligence Agency Central Intelligence Agency 1National Security Agency Mr. Don Stigers, Department of State Maj. John Seidlerz Department of the Air Force DCI Security Committee Staff Secretary, DCI Security Committee 25X1 *Present for part of meeting. 4AfP82M00591 R000100080 18-5 Approved For Release 2 3, 4;1-111 MIX. Approved For Rel a 2006/03/10 : CIA-RDP82M00591 R0Q~,100080018-5 Approved For RelWe 2006/03/10 CIA-RDP82M00591 ROQW00080018-5 SECOM-M-210 15 February 1978 Preliminary Comments a. 0 Introduction of New Alternate Members, Mr. Kelly intro- duced LTC Jerry D. Fink, Director of Counterintelligence for ACSI, as a new Army alternate member of the DCI Security Committee. Col? Newman introduced Ltc. Ernest Petersen as a new Air Force alternate member of 25X1 the Committee. c. Information Directory. An information directory listing the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of the members of the Committee, Subcommittees, and Working Groups was distributed to members of the Committee. asked members to keep the Committee staff informed of all changes to the directory. d. ^ Memo from HPSCI. The Acting Chairman distributed copies of a recent memorandum from the Chairman, House Permanent Select Commit- tee for Intelligence, seeking information on systems of compartmentation. The memorandum was distributed for the information of the Committee. e. 0 Sound Attenuation Tests. Copies of a memorandum on sound attenuation tests for secure conference rooms were distributed to Committee members. The Acting Chairman suggested that this be taken into account when the Committee revises its physical security standards for compartmented spaces. ITEM 1: Approval of Minutes ^ The minutes distributed in SECOM-M-209 were approved as written. ITEM 2: Reports of Chairmen Approved For Release 200 [~l82M00591R000100080018-5 'In Approved For ReWdse 2006/03/10: CIA-RDP82M00591 ROW100080018-5 SECOM-M-?210 15 February 1978 Subcommittee had completed and had available for reference a listing of all documents and reports in the Subcommittee library. c. Compartmentation Subcommittee. Col, Newman, Chairman, advised t axis Subcommittee was continuing to work on two projects: a possible revision of the attachment to OCID 1/7 covering release of intelligence to contractors, and a revision of the countries and areas to which travel or assignment is considered hazardous from a security viewpoint, d. Computer Security Subcommittee. Chairman, stated that CIA, had agreed to be the leader for the Com- puter Security reat Working Group. This group will update and rewrite .the DCI Computer Security Threat Report, asked that all available computer security threat-related in ormation be provided to also stated'that the Computer Security Sub- committee Workshop had been changed to 13-17 March 1978. The following items were distributed to Committee members: a notebook from the Computer Security Seminar held by the F_ I on 27 January 1978, and a draft 0MB circular (Transmittal Memorandum No. 1) on security of federal automated information systems. e. 0 Unauthorized Disclosures Workin Grou 25X1 Chairman, said he had met with to discuss the 25X1 study that the latter is heading on damage assessments in espionage cases, advised that DIA, was coordinating 25X1 inputs made to this study by the Military Services. noted 25X1 that press leaks of intelligence were continuing unabated and distributed for information copies of a report listing some of these recent leaks. f. 0 Investigative Standards Working Group. Chairman, advised he had nothing new to report. I =1 g. I SCI Turndown Working Group. Chairman, 25X1 summarized security problems they had identified. One of these problems is the non-availability of polygraph results on persons who are no longer affiliated with the agency where they were originally polygraphed. NSA, described some of their problems in keeping records on persons they had screened and turned down for access. 25X1 noted a problem occurring in industry where one agency adjudicating a subject for access would not have the opportunity of knowing that the same subject had been turned down by another adjudicating agency. Approved For Release 2006/ tO l -4 Aq M00591 8000100080018-5 25X1 Approved For Release 2006/03/10 : CIA-RDP82M00591 R000100080018-5 Approved For Release 2006/03/10 : CIA-RDP82M00591 R000100080018-5 Approved For Reise 2006/03/10 CIA-RDP82M00591 RQ100080018-5 SECOM-M-210 15 February 1978 ITEM 5: Briefing on Security Protection of Microforms Chairman of the Micrographics Working Group of the DC Information Handling Committee, presented a slide and tape presentation showing the extent to which micrographics are used in CIA as an illustration of the scope of security problems involved. He noted that one problem is the extremely small size of microforms and the difficulty of marking,them to clearly show their classification and security control. said that new data systems with remote access and reading terminals raise a security problem of copy control. He said another problem is the need for a uniform policy on marking sensitive documents held in or processed through micrographic form. CIA, said he thought there was a question as to whether micrographic advances had rendered obsolete the practice of assigning copy control numbers to sensitive documents. The Committee agreed to the Acting Chairman's request that each major micrographic-producing agency should participate in identifying security problems and in recommending possible solutions. asked Committee members to give or the Committee staff the names of their representa- tives to wor on this problem. ITEM 6: New Business a. Mr. McCabe, State, discussed recent action by the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to delete from SF86 questions bearing on loyalty of applicants for sensitive government positions. (The questions involved concern membership in or support of the Communist Party or other totalitarian organizations.) Mr. McCabe said he believed the unilateral action showed that CSC did not accept the Intelligence Community's contention that responses to such questions were necessary from a counterintelligence viewpoint. Mr, McCabe foresees the possibil- ity of CSC ruling that the same or similar questions could not be asked of applicants in personal interviews. Mr. McCabe feels that the Investi- gative Standards Working Group should try to determine what personal information was truly relevant to the personnel security process. Approved For Release 2006/ 1 2M00591 R000100080018-5 Approved For Ruse 2006/03/10 CIA-RDP82M00591I100080018-5 SECOM-M-210 15 February 1978 suggested the desirability of identifying specific problems to the DC-I for his use in discussions with the NSC or other bodies. Mr. Ryan, FBI, said he believed the Community needed to take up this matter because of the increasingly broad dissemination of intelligence, data. The Committee agreed to task the Investigative Standards Working Group to review this issue and report their results to the Committee. b. Several members expressed their concern about the impaction eir agencies of a recent action by the Chairman of the SIGINT Committee leading to a decision by the DCI to freeze COMINT accesses at their present level, It was noted that any future memo- randa such as the one by the SIGINT Committee Chairman should be thor- oughly coordinated to ensure the accuracy and currency of data. ITEM 7: Next Meeting The Acting Chairman scheduled the next DCI Security Committee meeting for 8 March 1978 to be held in Room 6W02, Community Headquarters Building. Executive Secretary Approved For Release 2006/03/1P L, 1 ~ E 90591 R000100080018-5