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December 9, 2016
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June 19, 2000
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March 27, 1963
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' Approved For RIpse 2000/0 27 March 1963 25X1A -rF 3B -238000100010064-6 " i+c+L~ MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Security THROUGH : Deputy Director of Security (PPS) SUBJECT : Security Classifications Given to Office of Logistics Contracts 1. As you know, we are working on a program. which we hope will decrease the tendency on the part of a great number of Agency personnel to classify semi-automatically most papers SECRET instead of considering other classifications. As soon as we learn of the results of the discussions at the- Conference of the FE paper on the use of CONFIDENTIAL,, we intend to prepare a similar but expanded guide for all Agency personnel. 2. We have noted a situation connected with the Office of Logistics classified contracts which we believe could be corrected at this time without waiting for the issuance of our Agency-wide guide. gives the Director of Logistics the respon- sibility of approving the classifications proposed by the components requesting the classified contracts. We feel that it is probable that the Office of Logistics has fallen into the habit of semi- automatically accepting the SECRET classification routinely given by the requesting component. This is based upon information informally received to the effect that less than 1% of their con- tracts are CONFIDENTIAL whereas almost all of the rest are SECRET. 3. A savings in money, manpower, and time could very well result if a number of these contracts were found to be CONFIDENTIAL instead of SECRET. This latter classification requires the contractor to give more protection for the storage of material and security re-inspections are conducted at more frequent intervals. - 7"T MAT 1 L GROUP i Excluded frc7 automatic 25X1A Approved For Release 2009 1119 ;,, tt4AIRDP83B00823R000100010064-6 Approved For R se 2000/ :iOZF1 er i;Q 23R000100010064-6 t 'j sb 4. This was discussed wi Chief, OL Security Staff, on 26 March 1963, who advised that the attached memorandum signed by you would assist him in requiring justification from the components requesting the contract if the classification were higher than CONFIDENTIAL. 5. It is requested that you sign the attached memorandum to the Office of Logistics. 25X1A 25X1A Assistadnt Deputy Director of Security (PPS) Attachment: Memo for D/S signature Distribution: Orig & 1 - Adse 1 - ADD(PPS) w/att. 1 - C/PhySD w/att. 1 - Chrono w/o att. OS/ADD(PPS):KAL: jmj (27 Mar 63) Approved For Release-2000/09/02 : CIA-RDP83B00823R000100010064-6 r, ; CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS DATE ITIALS 1 DD(PPS) 2 D/S 31St' 3 4 5 6 ADD(PPS) - For mailing. 29 MAR ACTION DIRECT REPLY RE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH MENDATION MRECOM COMMENT FILE N CONCURRENCE INFORMATION TURE Remarks : 10 25X 1A FOL H E TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: , A 5 AND PHONE NO. DATE For Release' ~'"rTNCLASSIFIED F OR 6;O. 237 Use previous editions 3/27/63