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Cryptonym: ZODIAC

Definition:
Internal CIA system for processing travel information regarding all Soviet satellite nationals that travel into or from the United States.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
This information goes from foreign embassies to the State Dept, and then automatically to the CIA. A 10/11/63 memo from Win Scott seems to have triggered the protocol change for ZODIAC documents shown in a 11/19/63 memo. Was the 10/11/63 memo written in response to the Oswald visit to Mexico City?
Sources:

104-10211-10418: DISPATCH: PROCESSING OF TRAVEL INFORMATION

11/19/63 memo: "Information on satellite nationals traveling to or from PBPRIME/US is forwarded by HBFINCH (embassy) Mexican to ODACID (State Dept). It is then routinely passed by ODACID (State Dept) to KUBARK (CIA) Headquarters for automatic ZODIAC processing."

1994.08.10.16:50:27:160028: Reel 46, Folder H - MEXICO DISPATCHES.

10/11/63 dispatch from Win Scott to HQ, regarding (REDACTED) travel information that is almost certainly the inquiry that triggered the 11/19/63 memo above.

Philip Agee, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, p. 60 of 572. https://leaksource.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/inside-the-company-cia-diary-philip-agee.pdf

"Lists travel of citizens of satellite countries to the West."

http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-July2017/JFK-July_2017_Release-Formerly_released_in_part/104-10211-10418.pdf

10/31/63 from Chief, EE to Chief, Mexico City: Info on satellite nationals goes from HBFINCH Mexico City to (State Dept), then straight to (CIA) for automatic ZODIAC processing.

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Bill Simpich

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