S. Rept. 96-141: Report to the Senate of the Select Committee on Intelligence, United States Senate, Covering the Period May 16, 1977-December 31, 1978, 95th Congress, May 14, 1979   [open pdf - 7MB]

"Following the investigations of abuses by the intelligence community which took place over the past several years and the recommendations for considerable reform that were made by the Church committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence has been working with the Executive branch to strengthen the intelligence system of the United States. Our Government must have timely and accurate information and analyses to further United States foreign policy and defense interests. While the major concern of the Committee has been to support steps being taken to improve the information gathering and analytic processes, considerable attention has been directed toward efforts by the intelligence community to increase our abilities to counter the activities of hostile intelligence services such as the [Soviet] KGB [Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti or Committee for State Security] and GRU [Soviet Army Intelligence], terrorist organizations, and other international groups, whose policies and actions are inimical to the United States. President Carter, Vice President Mondale and their chief advisors on intelligence matters, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, the Secretary of Defense and the Director of Central Intelligence, met with the full Committee on May 13, 1977. At that White House meeting, it was agreed to work together to fashion a legislative charter which would set clear duties and missions of the intelligence agencies as well as guidelines and limitations for their activities. It was also agreed that the Committee would assist the Executive branch in drafting an interim Executive order which would serve as a temporary guideline for permanent statutes governing all intelligence activities." Also discussed in this report are Executive Order 12036, and S. 2525, the National Intelligence Reorganization and Reform Act of 1978.

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