Cablegate: Draft Agreements On Integrated Intelligence And

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id: 14490
date: 3/2/2004 22:05
refid: 04BOGOTA2635
origin: Embassy Bogota
classification: UNCLASSIFIED
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

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E.O. 12958: N/A

1. At the request of the Vice Minister of National Defense
(MOD) for Policy, MOD staff and Post (NAS and MilGp) have
prepared two draft agreements (Appendices) that seek to
integrate the MOD and the Colombian Military and National
Police in the critical areas of intelligence and
communications, and logistics.

2. Each Appendix is essentially a "framework" agreement
that a) establishes the MOD policy to integrate efforts in
these two areas, and b) permits USG to support current and
future integration projects, which are attached as Sub-
Appendices. For example, the first two projects of the
intelligence and communications agreement are a) the
integration of counternarcotics voice communications systems
of the police and the military (almost completed and highly
successful), and b) the Colombian Imagery Library/Theater
Intelligence Architecture sponsored by the National
Geospatial Intelligence Agency and USSOUTHCOM. The first
logistics project provides aviation logistics management
software (SAP) for the Colombian military. Additional
projects could be added to either agreement.

3. No additional funding is required to implement these
agreements. Funding for the initial integration projects is
provided in other INL/NAS or DOD support programs, for
example the NAS Antinarcotics Police budget (obligated under
Appendix 1) funded the voice integration project. NAS
funding (approximately $4.5M) for the CNP phase of the
aviation logistics software would also be obligated under
Appendix 1. The agreements are broad enough, however, to
allow establishing new budget lines for future integration

4. The draft agreements have been sent by email to INL/LP
(Christie), USSOUTHCOM (SJS LTC Rose), and NGA (Gotay) for
coordination of review and comment. Unless otherwise
advised by 29 March, we will process these agreements for
signature in early April.

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