ACQUISITION OF SPECIAL MATERIALS: CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA; WITH NOTES ON INTELLIGENCE MATERIALS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Two distinct types of special materials are considered, neither of which lends itself to dissemination by easily recognizable suppliers, such as dealers. For proceedings or other publications of conferences and symposia, efforts must be extended to cover other possible sources, such as published lists of meetings, journals, abstracting and indexing services, professional societies, individual authors, etc. For intelligence materials it must be recognized that fully eighty percent are derived from completely open sources even by the federal intelligence agencies themselves. It is proposed, therefore, that a number of organizations be formed to whom inquiries can be directed for geographic, political, economic, scientific, sociological and other data on foreign nations, all of which can be considered intelligence in its broadest sense.