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August 18, 1983
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Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP85M00364R0010015400275 25X1 18AUG03 MEMORANDUM FOR: Chairman Technology Transfer-Intelligence Committee John N. McMahon Acting Director of Central Intelligence SUBJECT: Computer Technology Transfer e Intelligence ommuni y s Executive Steering Group for Strategic Planning (ESG/P), chaired by the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, determined that there were national security cnncernc assnriater1 with tha nrnhahlp nrnlifaratinn of supercomputers areas of weapons design, communications security, and cryptanalysis. Efforts are now under way within the Community to address the discrete concerns particularly in the associated with these specific problems. losses of US licensed technology or Japanese indigenously developed technology 25X1 25X1 2. Underlying the whole issue of the loss of US preeminence in the field of supercomputers and the national security concerns presented by supercomputer proliferation, however, is the threat that our own advanced computer technology might--through innocent or malicious technology transfer-- be used to our own very great disadvantage. Based on the advice of the ESG/P relative to establishing some kind of awareness of the technology transfer threat in this sector of private industry, I would like the Technology Transfer Intelligence Committee to explore with the Department of Commerce a means to educate the US computer industry concerning the threat posed by to the Soviet Union and elsewhere. The computer 25X1 industry has been queried informally concernin the value of such an awareness program and the response was enthusiastic. 25X1 1T The Director of the IC Staff's Planning and Policy Staff, 0 25X1 is particularly well-connected in this sector of private industry and 25X1 see fit. can be reached on extension 2,125X1 you feel free to take advantage of his contacts and expertise u 25X1 /S/ Jci!ta N. J'JoMaho.n 25X1 25X1 25X1 SFCRFT Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP85M00364RO01001540027-5 Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP85M00364RO01001540027-5 SUBJECT: Computer Technology Transfer Distribution (DCI/ICS 83-4486/1): Orignial - Addressee 1 - DCI 1 - DDCI 1 - ER 1 - D/ICS 1 - D/PPS/ICS 1 - ICS/PPS Subject 1 - ICS/PPS Chrono. 1 - ICS Registry DCI/ICS/PPS I(11 August 1983) Approved For Release 2008/06/16: CIA-RDP85M00364RO01001540027-5