0048

File Title Future Organisation of Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): The Bland Report
Reference CAB 301/48
Date 8 October 1944 - 12 October 1944
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013

Description

A file containing a report produced after the Second World War concerning the future organisation of the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). Subjects discussed in the report include the role of MI6 and its scope of operations; the size of MI6 post-war; the recruitment of personnel; methods of collecting and distributing intelligence; information sharing and liaison with other branches of the secret services, government departments, and foreign intelligence services; counter-espionage strategy and techniques; the use of civilian organisations and companies abroad as fronts for espionage; scientific research and intelligence gathering; cyphers and codebreaking; and future intelligence requirements and priorities.

Document Title Date
i Front Cover Download PDF (440 KB)
1st Future Organisation of Secret Intelligence Service (SIS): The Bland Report Download PDF (24.85 MB)
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