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July 8, 1975
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? Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP84B00506R000100010002-2 __ _ TREA has not reviewed. Processed IAW CIA TREA arrangement letter dtd 4/11 /08. July 8, 1975 This letter is in res~~onse to your request for comments on the proposed ms of R?~ference of the NSCIC Working~Group. Paragraph 1 and paragraph 3 in outlining the responsi- bilities of the NSCIC and :its Working Group focus exclusively on-the mission of these tw~~ bodies to give direction on national substantive intelligence needs and to provide a con- tinuing evaluation as to just how well the consumers' needs are satisfied. Certainly these are important functions but there is at least one other major responsibility which has been overlooked, The Rockefeller Commission Report, the Murphy Commission and the ~5enate Select. Committee have all indicated a great interest in the intelligence organization and in the systems and arrangements involved in meeting con- sumer needs. In fact, as ;you know, this has been the central focus of both NSCIC and our Working Group. I would propose that paragraph 3 of the proposed Terms of Reference read as follows (changes underlined): "The NSCIC Working Group will support the NSCIC and will facilitate NSC actions to: give direction and guidance on national substantive needs for intelligence; make recommendations for improvements in the intelligence structure and organization and in the system and arrangements for ensuring that consumer needs are met effec- tively; and provide for a continuing evaluation of intelligence products from the viewpoint of the intelligence consumer.11 CLASSIFIED BY 033245 ______ __ _ _ EXEMPT F~:DM GENE7tAL Dr~',CLAS.SyTtf;e%,i7CtiY SCFIF'.".DUCE OF G. t). 31~i52, E~iMf'7'[JN CAT`r,G()ItY: 5B(1), (L), (3) or (~) (c:i.rtle one nr more) AUTOMATICALLY DECLASSII:IEI) ON Impossible to det_e_rmine _ ,.." r~ (unless impossible, insert iat-P or event) "~ ~ ~ea 4 Kk:iy7 Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP84B00506R000100010002-2 Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP84B00506R000100010002-2 ~' Somewhere in the proposed Terms of Reference there should be some provision for representatives of the other NSCIC com- mittees (e.g., the Economic Intelligence Subcommittee) to be represented during certain NSCIC discussions. This could be handled by an appropriate iYisert in paragraph 4.e. With reference to paragraph 5 provision should be made for reviewing papers prepared o~ztside the Working Group which have a bearing on its responsibility. We support the changes proposed in Assistant Secretary Ellsworth's memorandum of 1:3 June 1975. Sincerely, William N. More11, Jr. Special Assistant to the Secretary for National Security Chairman, NSCIC Working Group Central Intelligence Agency Washington, D. C. 20505 Approved For Release 2008/06/10: CIA-RDP84B00506R000100010002-2