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Evill Report: Papers on Sir Douglas Evill's Review of the Intelligence Organisations in 1947; Report and the Implementation of his Recommendations

6 June 1947

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Summary

This file contains the Evill Report and related correspondence and papers. In 1947, Sir Douglas Evill was commissioned to review British intelligence organisation, and produced this report on his findings in November of that year. Sir Douglas highlighted the inadequacies of the present intelligence organisation, focussing especially on the need for better scientific and technical intelligence and more political and military intelligence on the Soviet Union. His report makes a number of recommendations which were adopted by British intelligence over the following months, such as the creation of a new Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee (JIC) charter; the clarification of the role of the JIC chairman; and the expansion and reorganisation of the Joint Scientific Intelligence Committee. The report also includes diagrams of the British intelligence structure, a table of recommended changes, and an analysis of American intelligence organisation for comparison.

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india security south africa united kingdom technology japan nicaragua united states of america canada germany russia australia austria chemical warfare biological warfare colonies finances information sharing manpower new zealand scientific research soviet union cold war personnel mobilisation defence liaison weapons development military intelligence empire national security council security service secret intelligence service central intelligence agency political intelligence airfields aerial reconnaissance ministry of defence william hayter joint intelligence staff edward parry joint intelligence sub-committee john gardiner chiefs of staff foreign office war preparations anglo-american relations atomic warfare scientific experts british intelligence organisation intelligence organization stewart menzies intelligence channels intelligence services responsibilities intelligence reports joint planning staff lawrence pendred scientific and technical intelligence branch leslie hollis joint air photographic intelligence board services liaison department gerald templer joint intelligence bureau percy sillitoe guy liddell american intelligence services inter-services cooperation security sub-committee intelligence requirements kenneth strong paul gleadell predicting enemy intentions photographic reconnaissance assessing enemy strength inter-service intelligence committee joint intelligence sub-committee duties

Collection ID
CAB163
Conflict
Cold War
Countries
Australia
Austria
Canada
Germany
India
Japan
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Russia
South Africa
Soviet Union
United Kingdom
United States of America
Document Reference
CAB 163/7/2
Document Types
Report
Correspondence
Memorandum
File Reference
CAB 163/7
Identifier
10.1080/swwf.cab163.0007.002
Keywords
British Intelligence Organisation
Intelligence Services Responsibilities
Intelligence Channels
Intelligence Reports
Defence
Intelligence Requirements
Joint Intelligence Sub-committee Duties
Technology
Scientific Research
Military Intelligence
Personnel
Scientific Experts
Manpower
Security
Information Sharing
Liaison
American Intelligence Services
Anglo-american Relations
Airfields
Inter-services Cooperation
Photographic Reconnaissance
Aerial Reconnaissance
Mobilisation
Finances
Political Intelligence
Predicting Enemy Intentions
Assessing Enemy Strength
Weapons Development
War Preparations
Colonies
Empire
Atomic Warfare
Biological Warfare
Chemical Warfare
Languages
English
Organizations
Central Intelligence Agency
Chiefs of Staff
Foreign Office
Inter-Service Intelligence Committee
Joint Intelligence Bureau
Joint Intelligence Sub-Committee
Joint Intelligence Staff
Joint Planning Staff
Ministry of Defence
National Security Council
Scientific and Technical Intelligence Branch
Secret Intelligence Service
Security Service
Services Liaison Department
Joint Air Photographic Intelligence Board
Security Sub-Committee
Pages
149
Persons Discussed
John Gardiner
Paul Gleadell
William Hayter
Leslie Hollis
Guy Liddell
Stewart Menzies
Edward Parry
Lawrence Pendred
Percy Sillitoe
Kenneth Strong
Gerald Templer
Themes
Intelligence Organization

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