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Approved For Release 2002/08/21 : CIA-R^P80B01676R0026001 30032- 


12 July 1954 


SYS 5 ONLY 


MEMORANDUM FOR; Deputy Director {Adminiitratimi) 


SUBJECT 


: Possible Abuse oi Official Telephone 
Privileges 


1. I am concerned over your report to me of this date 
with regard to the extent of the use of official telephone privileges 
by oar personnel. I am naturally anxious to be sure that such 
official use dees not, in effect* also cover personal calls. While 
security requires that our personnel should have the use of Dial 
9 telephone calls for official business, our monthly costs for 
such calls are extremely high and 1 am very anxious that the 
privilege should not be abused. 1 aim also disturbed shout a 
possible tendency to discus# classified information over the 
telephone without appropriate safeguards. 

2. Accordingly. I desire that you instruct the Director of 
Security to conduct a suitable m o nit oring of the use o£ Agency 
telephone* to allow me to insure that due economy and appropriate 
security safeguards are practiced, and to insure that such use is 
restricted to official calls where the charge Is made against govern- 
ment funds, la this connection, you will direct your monitoring to 
assist me in carrying out my responsibility for the utmost economy 
and the proper use of government funds and the protection oi intelli- 
gence source* ami method* from unauthorised disclosure. 


ALLEN U . DULLES 


Director 


AWD:hea 


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