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The Original Wizards of Langley

Overview of the Office of Scientific Intelligence

This overview and collection of documents and other material related to the Office of Scientific Intelligence (OSI) offer a glimpse of CIA's overall contribution to the analysis of Soviet capabilities in science and technology during the Cold War. It is by no means intended to be definitive, or even complete, with respect to all the activities associated with the Agency's scientific and technological capabilities, analysis, and resulting reporting. It does, however, highlight some key events and selected activities that contribute to our understanding of the unique role OSI played in the Agency's history.

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The Original Wizards of Langley

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Document List

Aging Communist Leaders
An Interview with Former DDS&T Albert Wheelon
And the Truth Shall Keep You Free: Recollections by the First Deputy Director for Science and Technology
Memorandum for Special Assistant, Intelligence, Dept. of State from Loftus Becker
The Problem of Scientific and Technical Intelligence
Briefing Note on Advance Portion of NIE 11-5-59 - Soviet Capabilities in Guided Missiles and Space Vehicles
The Case Of The SS-6
General Order Number 13
Identifying The Future Threat
Intelligence Implications Of Disease
LONG-RANGE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOVIET UNION IN MAJOR SCIENTIFIC FIELDS - 1957-67
Long Range Soviet Scientific Capabilities 1962-70
LONG-RANGE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOVIET UNION 1962-72
LONG-RANGE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOVIET UNION IN MAJOR SCIENTIFIC FIELDS 1957-67
LONG-RANGE CAPABILITIES OF THE SOVIET UNION IN MAJOR SCIENTIFIC FIELDS 1957-67
MILITARY MEDICAL INSTALLATION IN THE SOVIET ZONE OF GERMANY AS OF MARCH 1952
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH II (part 1)
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH II (part 2)
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH III - ORGANIZATION, PLANNING, AND CONTROL (Part 1)
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH III - ORGANIZATION, PLANNING, AND CONTROL (Part 2)
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH IV - SPACE VEHICLES
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH V - PROPULSION SYSTEMS
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH VI - GUIDANCE AND CONTROL
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH IX - SPACE MEDICINE
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH X - SPACE BIOLOGY AND ASTROBIOLOGY
THE SOVIET SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM MONOGRAPH XI - ASTRONOMICAL ASPECTS
The Problem of Scientific and Technical Intelligence
NIE NUMBER 11-12-55 (Supplement, NIE 11-6-54): SOVIET GUIDED MISSILE CAPABILITIES AND PROBABLE PROGRAMS
NIE 11-3-65: Soviet Strategic Air and Missile Defenses
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE ESTIMATE SUMMARY - THE SOVIET ATOMIC ENERGY PROGRAM TO MID-1957
NIE NUMBER 11-5-59: SOVIET CAPABILITIES IN GUIDED MISSILES AND SPACE VEHICLES
NIE NUMBER 11-56 - SOVIET GROSS CAPABILITIES FOR ATTACK ON THE US AND KEY OVERSEAS INSTALLATIONS AND FORCES THROUGH MID 1959
SOVIET CAPABILITIES AND PROBABLE PROGRAMS IN THE GUIDED MISSILE FIELD
NIE NUMBER 11-6-59: SOVIET SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
NIE NUMBER 11-8-61: SOVIET CAPABILITIES FOR LONG RANGE ATTACK
NIE NUMBER 11-8-64: Soviet Capabilities for Strategic Attack
NIE 18: THE PROBABILITY OF SOVIET EMPLOYMENT OF BW AND CW IN THE EVENT OF ATTACKS UPON THE US
NIE 65: SOVIET BLOC CAPABILITIES THROUGH 1957
On The Accuracy Of National Intelligence Estimates
The Directorate of Science and Technology Historical Series: The Office of Scientific Intelligence 1949-68 (Vol. 1)
The Directorate of Science and Technology Historical Series: The Office of Scientific Intelligence 1949-68 (Vol. 2)
The Directorate of Science and Technology Historical Series: The Office of Scientific Intelligence 1949-68 (Vol. 3)
OSI Survey Report
Policing a Nuclear Test Ban
Possible Soviet Moves to Exploit the Present Situation
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: ORIGINS OF A DIRECTORATE
Scientific And Technical Intelligence Analysis
NIE Number 11-10-57: The Soviet ICBM Program
NIE Number 11-3-67: Soviet Strategic Air and Missile Defenses
Stealth, Countermeasures, and ELINT, 1960-1975
The Case For A Holistic Intelligence
The Enigma Of Soviet BW
The French Nuclear Weapons Program
THE SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
THE SOVIET BIOASTRONAUTICS RESEARCH PROGRAM
The YO-YO Story: An Electronics Analysis Case History
Validity Study of NIE 11-6-54, Soviet Capabilities and Probable Programs in the Guided Missile Field
Winnowing Wheat From Chaff