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14 June 1988 


Judge: 

Opposite is the June 1988 issue of SIGNAL Magazine which contains your 
statement "The Challenges of Change" on page 67. Gen. John Wickham, President 
of AFCEA International, forwarded the copy to you with his "warmest personal 
regards." 

Also included in the package was a form for the assignment of copyright 
for your signature. Since this statement was prepared as part of your 
official duties, please check the first paragraph and sign and date the form. 

A second copy is included for our records. 


Bill Baker 


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Armed Forces Communications 
and Electronics Association 

AFCEA International Headquarters 
4400 Fair Lakes Court • Fairfax, VA 22033-3899 
Telex 90 1114 AFCEA FFX FAX (7031 631-4693 
Telephone (703 ) 631-6100 



June 3, 1988 


The Honorable William Webster 
Director 

Central Intelligence Agency 
Washington, D.C. 20505 

Dear Bill; 


Enclosed is a copy of the June 1988 issue of SIGNAL Magazine 
which contains your statement "The Challenge of Change." 

It was a privilege for the Armed Forces Communications and 
Electronics Association to feature your article. The readers of 
SIGNAL in the United States as well as in many Free World 
countries where we have chapters will find your thoughtful 
remarks professionally valuable. 


Most Sincerely, 



ohn/A«> Wickham, Jr. 
ral, USA (Ret . ) 
ident, AFCEA International 


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The Challenges of Change 



William Webster 
Director 

Central Intelligence Agency 


A KEY PART OF MY RESPONSIBILITY to advise the 
President and the National Security Council on 
national foreign intelligence is ensuring early warning 
of developments that could place U.S. interests at 
risk. As the President’s National Security Strategy 
points out, warning is essential if the United States is 
to respond quickly and effectively to threats before 
they become unmanageable. 

A vital part of that effort is command, control 
communications and intelligence (C 3 I). It is crucial to 
have a robust intelligence and intelligence communica- 
tions infrastructure to provide national, departmental 
and tactical intelligence in forms that are useful for all 
the participants. 

As we look ahead, we must adjust to a changing 


intelligence collection environment and to rapid tech- 
nological innovation— changes that will continue to 
challenge both intelligence and communications sys- 
tems. We will need to address a range of develop- 
ments, including the growing importance of mobile 
strategic weapons, the diffusion of power, the de- 
mands of arms control treaty monitoring and the 
problems of terrorism and narcotics. The pressure to 
meet these needs— along with pressures to shorten the 
time between collection and dissemination — is sure to 
strain current intelligence capabilities, which already 
face budget constraints. 

Over the next decade, we will need to collect a 
greater volume of data and disseminate more key 
national intelligence to military theater commanders. 
Compatible, state-of-the-art communications and in- 
formation handling systems will be needed for both the 
intelligence community and the operational commands 
we support. We are working to improve our ability to 
communicate securely during crisis situations, and we 
are building a policy that will balance operational 
requirements with security objectives. We will be 
seeking to reduce the vulnerability of technical intelli- 
gence systems to penetration or exploitation by hostile 
intelligence services. We also will be applying more 
consistent evaluation standards to ensure security of 
automated information systems and networks 
We have some major challenges before us— chal- 
lenges facing both government and industry — and our 
best chance of success will come from the recognition 
that our joint efforts are the key to success. 


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4400 Fair Lakes Court • Fairfax, VA 22033-3899 
Telex 90 1114 AFCEA FFX FAX (7031 631-4693 
Telephone (703) 631-6100 

The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association is 
pleased to have the privilege of publishing your contribution 
to SIGNAL entitled: "The Challenge of Change" — June 1988. 


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