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June 18, 1984
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Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3 Crntral Intd6"v r A ncy I?) ~ ) 18 JUN 1984 The Honorable Dave Durenberger Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Durenberger: Because of your previously expressed desire to make more declassified material available to historians, I know that you would be interested in learning that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has now transferred the first set, consisting of about 200 feet, of Office of Strategic Services (OSS) operational records to the National Archives who accessioned and opened them for public review on 11 June 1984. This is the first increment of approximately 2000 or more feet that will be transferred over the next year. The National Archives will open each succeeding increment to the public as they complete their standard archival processing. The types of records included in this initial group are records from the History Office file, Foreign Nationalities Branch file, and Operation Group Command file of the OSS; war diaries of the London field station; records relating to secret intelligence operations of the OSS; administrative records of the OSS; and scattered records from the Office of Director of OSS. These records will provide serious historians and others interested in World War II intelligence operations with additional information on that period in our history. This transfer of OSS records constitutes an important first step in implementing the selective declassification program I promised to initiate last October. The progress that has been made.on declassifying records of historical importance and the parallel progress the Senate has made on passing FOIA relief legislation for the Agency proves that we can forge a workable means of informing the public I Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3 Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3 while still protecting our nation's secrets. However, there is still much that needs to be done. Our FOIA relief legislation, having been unanimously reported out of the HPSCI, has not yet been acted upon by the House Government Operations Committee. I believe that without early action on the FOIA relief bill, there is strong possibility that Congress may not have enough time to act on the legislation before the end of the session. Such a result would not be in the interest of the CIA or the public. I know that I can count on your full support to ensure that this vitally important piece of legislation is enacted this year. Sincerely, AA/. William J1 Massy; William J. Casey Director of Central Intelligence Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3 Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3 OLL:LEG:DMP:sm (13 June 1984) Distribution: Original - Addressee 1 - DCI 1 - DDCI ; - ExDir 1 - ER 1 - Ken McDonald 1 - OLL Chrono 1 - LEG Subject (FOIA) 1 - DMP Signer 1 D/OLL 1 - DD/OLL Approved For Release 2008/08/25: CIA-RDP86M00886R002600120001-3