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Approved For Release 2011/05/17 : CIA-RDP90BO1013R000100160004-6 1 THE WHITE HOUSE V' A S Nr T v:'~ April 22, 1983 MEMORANDUM FOR MEMBERS, SENIOR INTERAGENCY GROUP FOR SPACE SUBJECT: NSDD on commercialization of Expendable Launch Vehicles (ELVs) A draft National Security Decision Directive and Implementing Guidelines on Commercialization of ELVS is attached for your comment prior to signature by the President. The complete report of the SIG(Space) Space Launch Policy Working Group is also provided at Attachment 2. In the process of commenting, your attention is particularly directed to two changes made to the NSDD drafted by the Working Group. First, in the Implementation Section of the draft NSDD, we have added wording to clarify the responsibilities of the interim working group and specify a date when the group will present its recommendations to the IG(Space). Second, we have added the following sentence to the Policy Section: "The U.S. Government will encourage competition among rvarious ssystems and concepts within the U.S. private sector by p ous treatment for all commercial launch operators." This sentence was added to clarify the intent of the U.S. Government to encourage maximum use of the competitive process. Please provide your comments by April 29, 1983. Questions on this subject may be referred to Gil Rye of the NSC Staff at 395-5022. The President conveys his appreciation to those who participated in drafting the excellent report provided by the SIG(Space) Space Launch Policy Working Group. William P. Clark Attachments DISTRIBUTION Members: EDWIN L. HARPER ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT WILLIAM SCHNEIDER UNDER SECRETARY FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, AND TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF STATE PAUL THAYER DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GUY W. FISKE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE JOSEPH R. WRIGHT DEPUTY DIRECTOR OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET JOHN N. McMAHON DEPUTY DIRECTOR CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY LT GENERAL PAUL GORMAN ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF LOUIS V. NOSENZO ACTING ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR STRATEGIC PROGRAMS ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY RONALD B. FRANKUM DEPUTY DIRECTOR OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY JAMES M. BEGGS ADMINISTRATOR NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION Other: CRAIG FULLER ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR CABINET AFFAIRS G. PHILIP HUGHES SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT J. LYNN HELMS ADMINISTRATOR FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION MARK S. FOWLER CHAIRMAN FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION