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Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Transcribe for abd by cem 11 Decembu_ 1952 &N4peg ' 16 June 1947 MEMORANDUM FOR THE DIRECTOR Subject: ORE Production Program for Quarter Beginning 1 July 1947 1. In compliance with the memorandum from the Deputy Director dated March 25, 1947, the Assistant Director, ORE has submitted to ICAPS the attached suggested program for ORE for the quarter commencing 1 July 1947. 2. By the same memorandum from the Deputy Director, ICAPS was instructed to submit to the Director its comments and suggested revision or additions to the proposed ORE program. These ICAPS proposals are incorporated in the attached memorandum from the Director to'the Assistant Director, ORE. This isaUMf RY DOCUMENT only, tar the use of OcUla It* taws COpy has been t sdto WaW Atui vcs under the FAST CI LREVIEW PAOWA 1. Encl: Memo from Dir. to Ass't. Dir., ORE DONd LD EDGAR Chief, ICAPS S'his drsst as been appso .4 for a le so, through the RZS L l VIv ' PE P* of t:ser Catsa3 xA+ri ~tcy. ed For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022RO002000,OW- 96 8 Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Transcribed for al-' by cem 11 December 1952 CIG-A 6.o5 MMIIu[ORANDUM. FOR THE ASS 'T. DIRECTOR FOR REPORTS AND ESTIMATES Subject: ORE Production Program for the Quarter Beginning 1 July 1947 1. Your proposed production program for the quarter beginning 1 July 1947, together with the suggestions from ICAPS, has been received and reviewed and is returned here with my approval for implementation. 2. In implementing this program, it is desired that attention be given to the following: a. Add as paragraph 2a(4.) "establish particularly for the benefit of 00 and OSO and for the guidance of OCD an overall scheme of priorities for collection in support of the production of national intelligence; constantly evaluate and revise priority targets, and establish new priorities as the study of foreign capabilities indi- cates." b. In addition to the emphasis on priorities proposed above, it is believed that foreign capabilities should be given prompt and continuous treatment. It is probable that this aspect can be incorporated into the situation reports covered by 3c(1) in an increasing degree as the issuance and revision of these reports becomes an integral part of the schedule. Prior to that time, urgently needed estimates of capabilities may be issued as special reports (3c(2). Until fully equipped to do the work in ORE, inter- agency cooperative estimates must be relied upon. c. The "estimate of the world-wide situation" proposed in your 3c(3) has great possibilities and if prepared properly should be of great service to high level policy officers. Because of this very importance, it is requested that the first estimate be dis- cussed with me while still in its draft form. d. It is unfortunate that the final approval by the NIA of the production plan (IAB No. 1) is being delayed, thus further postponing a serious attack by ORE on the overall problem of the compilation of basic intelligence. At the same time this delay is permitting ORE to learn through experience with the DEFENSE PROJECT. This experience should be carefully empbyed in making every preparation for the eventual assumption by ORE of the general responsibility. You state that a specific goal for basic intelligence cannot be determined at this time. It is my concept that the only goal which can be established 4n the compilation of basic intelli- gence is the maximum inclusion of all available or accessible basic data. Reproduction and dissemination of the resulting NIS in whole Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 or by sections should'be made only when it is determined that the picture is complete, and not on a prearranged schedule. The only exceptions to this general rule should be when the publication of basic intelligence material is requested by date by one of the agencies in which cases the best material then available should be published and thereafter revised as rapidly as substantial quantities of further data become available. The continuing activities of collection and compilation should of course be guided by the priority schedules referred to in a above. e. At this stage in the development of the groundwork of CIG intelligence, it is admittedly impossible to delay the pro- duction of situation reports pending the receipt of the desired full material to be listed in National Intelligence Requirements, although eventually this should come to pass. However, in the preparation of each situation report it should become evident to ORE as to what material is lacking and what the related National Intelligence Requirements should be. It is therefore desired that ORE attempt in so far as possible to gear this next quarter's production of situation reports with the preparation of related NIR so that further NIR may be issued to the field in addition to those proposed in the hope of insuring the receipt of the desired. material in time for the subsequent revision of the situation reports. Because of the different groups working on the different areas this should not affect the preparation of NIR as proposed in paragraph 5 of your report. f. Although it is realized that one of the premises on which the preparation of NIR was started was the establishment of prior- ities, it is not believed that this concept has been developed to its fullest potential, and ORE is urged to give the matter parti- cular attention. A constant study of national intelligence and national policy should be carried on by experts in ORE for the pur- pose of establishing priorities, and these priorities should be made known to OCD in such manner that they can insure compliance there- with by both the GIG offices of 00 and OSO and by the agencies. I also want ORE to bring to my attention any situations which indi- cate that there are serious and continuing deficiencies in collec- tion facilities so that I may make personal formal or informal representations to the appropriate agency or agencies with a view to such redeployment of field collection personnel as may correct the deficiencies. g. It is desired that an immediate effort be made to obtain the highly qualified military, naval and air personnel needed for the military group of your Functional Branch in order that the Special Reports proposed in paragraph )4c(2) may thereby reflect a properly balanced viewpoint, national in scope and bold in concept. In this connection care should be exercised not to Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 undertake the preparation of reports which can be interpreted to constitute Departmental Staff Intelligence. h. Although your present organization and the assignment of responsibility to its several component parts was intended to provide for future as well as past responsibilities, it is not only possibb but probable that time has taught many lessons which could not have been foreseen. My personal desire for an emphasis on priorities and capabilities may also present problems. It is therefore desired that you review your organization and responsibility assignments with a view to recommending such adjustments as you may consider will result in the production of better national intelligence. One possibility is that your Intel- ligence Staff might be relieved of its current editorial duties in the field of current intelligence which has only transient impor- tance and that their capabilities be directed to a fuller attach on a broader front. 3. When you get something tentative drawn up please bring it over for discussion. If you need the help of any of the Assistant Directors or their facilities, it is yours for the asking. R. H. HILLENNKOETTER Rear Admiral, USN Director Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Transcribed by : for ab i 10 1)eco nber 1!62 25 June 1947 d-MMMMUM .7R C .Ii W1,T Subject: Quarterly Staff Inspection 1. You are hereby designated to carry out the giLirt+ rly staff inspection of t ze Office of Peporta and 'st.f . ss. This inspection should be conducted on a ti. tablo which will insure the consolidated ICAPS report to the Director not latnur than July 10. sG +~ of>>..yc~ : ?c'eporG-..s rauld ;:ice. f a : cordaa ce . w t t , , at established at the tine of the last qt artterly 3u',:-Vey. b. Arrangements for this survey vdu. be tirade througl, t e office of the Assistant Directorp 011, Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Approved For Release 2000/09/14: CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4 Transcribed for ABP ' EH November 17, 1953 - From P. Borel's File ORE -- Special Staff OFFICE OF REPORTS AND ESTIMATES Papers - Miscellaneous ORE eratin Procedure Order No, 3.8 3 August 1950 SUBJECT: Special Staff, Designation of Executive Secretary for REFERENCE: (1) ORE Operating Procedure . Order No. 15, Subject: Special Staff, of 3 July 1950 (2) ORE Operating Procedure - Instruction No, 27, Subject: Relations of the Special Staff with ORE Components, of 12 July 1950 1. Mr. Paul A, Borel, D/G1, has been assigned to duty on the Special Staff (SS) of the AD/0RE with the designation of Executive Secretary, Special Staff, ORE. 2. The Executive Secretary, Special Staff, ORE., will receive and despatch communications pertinent to the implementation of Reference (2), and will act for the AD/ORE on administrative and intelligence matters incident to such operations. 3. The Executive Secretary, Special Staff, ORE, is located in Room 2241, Q Building, telephone extension 2765. THEODORE BABBITT Assistant Director Reports and Estimates Approved For Release 200 CIA-RDP84-00022R000200040032-4