Ministry of Defence: Directorate of Scientific Intelligence: Joint Intelligence Bureau: Division of Scientific Intelligence and Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence and Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence: Registered Files

Details of DEFE 21
Reference:DEFE 21
Title:
Ministry of Defence: Directorate of Scientific Intelligence: Joint Intelligence Bureau: Division of Scientific Intelligence and Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence and Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence: Registered Files
Description:

Records relating to scientific intelligence. The files in this series include a number directly related to the activities of the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Branch (STIB) which worked in the British Zone, Germany, under the technical direction of DSI and JTIC. Subjects include German scientists, liaison with other countries and the Soviet atomic energy programme.

Date: 1946-1978
Related Material: The papers of RV Jones, who was Director of Scientific Intelligence between 1952 and 1953, are in DEFE 40
Registered files of STIB can be found in DEFE 41
Reports of DSI, DAEI and the later DSTI, are in DEFE 44
Legal status: Public Record
Language: English
Creator: Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence, 1964-1991
Ministry of Defence, Directorate of Scientific Intelligence, 1950-1964
Physical description: 76 file(s)
Access conditions: Subject to 30 year closure unless otherwise stated
Immediate source of acquisition: Ministry of Defence , from 1992
Accruals: Series is accruing
Administrative / biographical background:

The Directorate of Scientific Intelligence (DSI) was created in the Ministry of Defence in 1950 with the object of bringing scientific intelligence under unified control. Co-located with the Joint Intelligence Bureau (JIB), it became part of JIB in 1954 as the Division of Scientific Intelligence. The Division of Atomic Energy Intelligence (DAEI) was formed within the JIB in 1957, atomic energy intelligence having previously been handled, for reasons of security, under separate and special arrangements. In 1964 DSI and DAEI were merged with the previously separate but largely co-located single-Service technical intelligence branches to form the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence (DSTI) of the Defence Intelligence Staff (DIS). The collection of overt intelligence, and the collation and dissemination of all intelligence of a scientific and technical nature, were the responsibility of specialist sections within the three Service intelligence directorates and the DSI of the JIB. Their work was co-ordinated by sub-committees of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) known as the Joint Scientific and Joint Technical Intelligence Committees (JS/JTIC). They were also responsible for advising the JIC on all scientific and technical developments by foreign powers which were important to UK national defence or of significance to UK research and development.

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