Director of Central Intelligence Directive 3/14 1

Information Handling Committee

(Effective 4 May 1982)

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 102 of the National Security Act of 1947 and Executive Order 12333, an Information Handling Committee (IHC) is hereby established.

1. Mission

The Committee will advise the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) on the establishment of common objectives for Intelligence Community information handling and coordinate the achievement of these objectives through improvement and integration of Intelligence Community information handling systems.

2. Definition

Information handling includes the functions of receipt of information from collection sources, dissemination, transformation, indexing, categorization, storage, retrieval and presentation, automatic data processing, telecommunications, and teleprocessing related thereto.

3. Functions

Under the general guidance of the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, the Committee will

4. Intelligence Community Responsibilities

Upon request of the Committee Chairman, Intelligence Community components shall, within established security safeguards, provide information pertinent to the Committee's mission and functions.

5. Composition and Organization

The Committee Chairman will be appointed by the Director of Central Intelligence.

The members of the Committee will be representatives designated by intelligence Community principals.

The Chairman will establish subcommittees, working groups, and advisory bodies as necessary to support the work of the Committee.

With the approval of the DCI, the Committee Chairman may invite representatives of relevant United States Government entities with national security interests to participate as appropriate.

The Committee will be supported by an Executive Secretariat.

Source: Central Intelligence Agency (hardcopy)
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
MORI Document ID Number: 26912
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