340. Memorandum From the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council (Souers) to Allen W. Dulles, Mathias F. Correa, and William H. Jackson 0


  • Survey of the Central Intelligence Agency

This is to confirm our understanding that you will serve as the group to make a survey of the Central Intelligence Agency, in accordance with the enclosed resolution1 approved by the National Security Council.

This memorandum is your authorization to proceed with this survey and, upon presentation by you, will constitute a directive to the Director of Central Intelligence and the Intelligence Chiefs of the Departments represented on the Council, to furnish you necessary information and facilities as indicated in the second paragraph of the enclosed resolution.

Your willingness to participate in this vitally important survey is sincerely appreciated by all members of the National Security Council.

Sidney W. Souers
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency Records, Job 80–M01009A, Box 1, Folder 12. Restricted. The source text indicates that a copy was sent to the Director of Central Intelligence.
  2. Document 336.