204. National Security Action Memorandum No. 3031


  • The Secretary of State
  • The Secretary of Defense
  • The Director of Central Intelligence


  • Change in Name of Special Group 5412
Henceforth, the Special Group 5412 will be known as the 303 Committee.2
This change in no way alters the composition, function or responsibility of the Special Group 5412 as authorized by NSC 5412/2, dated December 28, 1955.3
McGeorge Bundy
  1. Source: National Archives and Records Administration, RG 59, S/S-NSC Files: Lot 70 D 265, General. Top Secret.
  2. An undated list identifies the members of the 303 Committee as the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs McGeorge Bundy, Director of Central Intelligence McCone, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thompson, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Vance. (Ibid.)
  3. See footnote 2, Document 257.