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Cryptonym: ODALOE

Definition:
U.S. Secret Service.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
There are few documents referencing ODALOE in CIA files available on this website, but those few show the identification of ODALOE as the U.S. Secret Service.

Note that ODFOAM is also used as a cryptonym for the U.S. Secret Service, during the same time frame.
Sources:

104-10308-10252: DISPATCH: OPERATIONAL/ BERNARDO MORALES; THREATENING LETTER RE PRESIDENT KENNEDY

12/10/62 dispatch from Chief, JMWAVE to Chief, TFW concerns a "Threatening Letter re: President Kennedy" which has been forwarded to ODALOE. The document references "Mr. Harry Geiglin, agent in charge of their [ODALOE] Washington Field Office."

FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Section 14, p.174: FBI 62-109060 JFK HQ File, Section 14

This FBI memo from the day of the JFK assassination refers to a telephone call with "Harry Geiglin, Chief of the Washington district office of the Secret Service." Coupled with the previous document, this confirms the ODALOE identification.

ADMIN FOLDER-W6: HSCA ADMINISTRATIVE FOLDER, BRIEF 12/10/63 ...-10371-10053:

12/14/63: Re "News Leaks of Official Information", starting at p. 161: "On December 14 (J. Edgar Hoover) spoke to the Attorney General about Drew Pearson's column which was entitled 'FBI Uneasy About Dallas Report'. This column said that Mr. Hoover 'wanted to publish the report immediately' and also alleged there was feud between the Secret Service and the FBI. The Director advised the Attorney General that Pearson's allegations were lies and that the Director was the one who opposed making statements about the report. Mr. Hoover also told the Attorney General there was no closer relationship than between the Secret Service and the FBI, and that (Chief James) Rowley of the Secret Service was a former FBI agent. Mr. Hoover explained to the Attorney General that he knew this from a source inside the Pearson organization and that he also had been told that the Chief Justice had been very annoyed at the information that came out in the FBI report. (This source was Jack Anderson who gave this information to Mr. DeLoach in 'strict confidence'). In conclusion, the Director pointed out to the Attorney General that there had been some leaks but not from the FBI, and that the FBI had distributed preliminary reports to various departments." See p. 26, 12/11/63, where Bill Sullivan writes Alan Belmont that on 11/27/63 Clyde Tolson asked for a brief on the investigation be prepared for use "in the event a Bureau representative is called upon to appear before a Congressional committee" re the death of JFK.

104-10419-10167: MEMO: ATTACHED IS FINAL FORM OF THE MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRESIDENT CONTAINING RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE

12/21/64 Memorandum for the President, from Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon to the President: "...After studying the question of which organization in the government should have overall responsibility for Presidential protection, we conclude that such responsibility should be retained within the Treasury Department in the Secret Service. We believe that by reorganizing and strengthening the Secret Service, the defects in the present arrangements pointed out by the Warren Commission can be remedied...(at p. 6) the Budget Bureau has begun the survey, which you previously authorized, of the security of the telephones in the White House, the protection against eavesdropping, and the security of documents."

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