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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

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