SOFTWAR is proud to announce a new set of documents have been obtained from the U.S. Commerce Dept. in response to our request for information on Dr. Richard Barth. Dr. Barth worked at the White House National Security Council (NSC) under President Bush and President Clinton. Dr. Barth left the NSC in 1993 but came back to make policy in the White House as a contractor while employed as Assistant Director for Trade Relations at Motorola Corp.
This is the first in a series of documents - First proving that Dr. Barth worked at the NSC under Clinton, left and returned as a contractor to make policy dating from June 1993 through December 1994.
These documents were returned by the National Security Council (NSC) in response to a 1996 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by SOFTWAR:
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL 29-Jun-1993 9:23 EDT MEMORANDUM FOR: Richard C. Barth (BARTH) FROM: George J. Tenet (TENET) SUBJECT: PAPERS FOR PRINCIPALS CC: Records (RECORDS) BARTHMAN: Can you shoot me a copy of the paper going to principals regarding telecommunications sales and the Russkies. I have some equities in this fight and should be up to speed, particularly with your departure being as imminent as it is. When can I take you to lunch by the way? When can you spare an hour to debrief me on exports/encryption? Why are you leaving me? Do you want my job? my wife? My 1974 Camaro? This place will suck eggs without you to keep me sane. GJT NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL 01-Jul-1993 9:23 EDT MEMORANDUM FOR: George J. Tenet (TENET) FROM: Richard C. Barth (BARTH) SUBJECT: meeting, etc. I'd be happy to brief you up on the export control stuff. My wife is out of town next week and my schedule is therefore more open. Let's set something up on Tuesday after the holiday. Thanks CC: Records (RECORDS)
CONFIDENTIAL NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL RET MEMORANDUM FOR: William L. Clements ( CLEMENTS ) FROM: George J. Tenet (TENET) SUBJECT: export issues and encryption bill: the computer security advisory group is having another meeting on September 1 and 2. John Podesta, would like us to get a paper prepared on export controls. From John's perspective, the paper should include our assessment of what is really going on in the wodd. What kind of products are out there, what are the attitudes of foreign govemments to the use of encryption - what can you buy? i had previously asked Barth to get Commerce to provide us with a dispassionate assessment of the wodd's encryption market place. I called him. He says he is seeing a woman tonight who should know where this study is. In addition, we had tasked CIA to study the issue as well. they have a paper in draft which will be coming along shortly- perhaps in the next day or two.. Then John would like a dispassionate assessment of the issues we face as we seek to make a decision on expod policy in the context of encryption. I am trying to set up a meeting with you, barth and myself in the next day or two. Can you give me a buzz before you go home tonight. gjt CC: Records Additional Header Information Follows Date Created: 16-Aug-1993 17:02 Deletable Flag: Y DOCNUM: 013463 VMS Filename: OA$SHARE12:ZUUYP041Z.WPL A1 Folder: AUG93 Message Format: Message Status: READ Date Modified: 16-Aug-1993 17:02 Forward Flag: YES Read-Receipt Requested: NO Delivery-Receipt Requested: NO Message Priority: FIRST_CLASS
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL 18-Aug-1993 11:45 EDT MEMORANDUM FOR: Michael J. Waguespack ( WAGUESPACK ) David Kelly ( KELLYD ) FROM: George J. Tenet (TENET) SUBJECT: Next Steps on Encryption TO: DAVE KELLY MIKE WAGUESPACK FROM: GEORGE J. TENET RE: NEXT STEPS ON ENCRYPTION There are number of items you need to follow up on on encryption. 1. We have tasked Jim Kallstrom, Jeff Griveldinger, Ray Kammer and Clint Brooks to produce a decsion memo wtih the architecture and decisions needed for escrow implementation. The paper should include all decisions that are pending and need resolution to put a key escrow system in place.e.g., naming of a program manager etc. With regard to Program Managers it should include pros and cons for vadous options. It should be ready by next week. I will most likely be on leave through next Wednesday. 2. I am baffled by Ray Kammers announcment that someone has to ask Ron Brown to be a kay escrow holder. Please follow up what is needed here. 3. Ray Kammer has been asked to put together a status report of where we are for presentation in Baltimore on 1 September. We will need a draft to review by late next week. Please ensure that Clements and Barth have provided a thoughtful export piece for Kammer. 4. We need to ensure that Commerce provides us with their study on the availability of encryption products in export markets that we have requested. Please check with Clements to ensure that it is happening. If we need to send an Itoh gram to Commerce and State have Clements draft one and lets get it out of here, 5. Please ensure that Kmmaer is ready to announce the CRADA for software on September 1 in Baltimore. 6. Please nail down a half day with the working group to review our options papers. Preference is before labor day. Do the best you can. CC: Records (RECORDS) Additional Header Information Follows Date Created: 18-Aug-1993 11:32 Deletable Flag: Y DOCNUM: 013627 VMS Filename: OA$SHARE42:ZUVAGSH7S.WPL A1 Folder:. AUG93 Message Format: Message Status: READ Date Modified: 18-Aug-1993 11:32 Forward Flag: YES Read-Receipt Requested: NO Delivery-Receipt Requested: NO Message Priority: FIRST_CLASS
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL 23-Dec-1993 13:04 EDT SECRET MEMORANDUM FOR: Daniel B. Poneman (PONEMAN) FROM: George J. Tenet (TENET) SUBJECT: eaa and software issues dan: we are on the basis of a lengthy meeting yesterday with Sue Eckerd, and Bill Clements, finalizing our PRD and discussion paper on exports for a restricted/modified principals meeting on encryption that I hope can be scheduled for mid january. Exports and digital telephony will be the two major issues on the table. Ron Brown will attend for Commerce. I will ensure that you have as much as you need on this question. In return, I want to ensure that I am in the room when this issue is raised in the context of EAA Tom Kalil/Kyle have to be brought in as well. We need to ensure that this is carefully coordinated. Unlike, telecom and computers, this issue is the 500 pound gorilla for the intelligence community so we need to make sure we are singing off of the same sheet music. We had a long meeting this morning in John Deutch's office on encryption which included, Admirals, McConnel, Studeman. John Podesta and other luminaries. Next week, we should sit down and discuss all of this. I will give you as much background as you may need. Clements and Barth continue to work the issue for Commerce. Sue Eckerd and I have established a good relationship all of this as well. Have a merry Christmas with your family. GJT CC: Records ( RECORDS )
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