10 April 1996
Reply to Attn of: N5P
Subject: Declassification of the Fact of Overhead SIGINT -- Information Memorandum
1. On 1 December 1995, the Director of Central Intelligence approved declassification of "the fact of overhead Signals Intelligence collection". To further clarify, this declassification determination also includes "declassifying the fact of overhead collection for COMINT, ELINT and FIS".
2. Questions concerning this declassification may be addressed to my point of contact in N5P6, [two word deletion] 963-4582s.
JAMES P. CAVANAUGH
Chief, Office of Policy