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FBI ABBREVIATIONS, ACRONYMS, TERMINOLOGY and FORMS 


Revised March 2019 

This webpage is devoted to explaining FBI abbreviations, acronyms, terminology, codes and 
standard forms used by the FBI. It will be periodically updated to incorporate new 
information. 

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS = ernie1241@aol.com 

This chart contains some of the more interesting and/or more common terms seen in FBI documents. 


TERM 

Meaning 

AAG 

Assistant Attorney General 

ADEX 

Administrative Index (began 11/71) as successor to FBI Security Index and Reserve Index. ADEX was 
discontinued in January 1976. 

ADIC 

Assistant Director in Charge 

ADMINISTRATIVE 

PAGE 

FBI reports usually contained data which was not to be shared outside the Bureau and that data was placed 
upon an “Administrative Page” that was detached when reports were sent to other agencies. Typically, an 
Administrative Page contained the identity of T-sources and details regarding leads which should be pursued 
by specific field offices. In some cases (particularly very lengthy serials), the information which normally 
appeared on Administrative Pages would, instead, be placed on “Cover Pages” at the beginning of Agent 
reports. 

AEG 

Atomic Energy Commission 

AFB 

Air Force Base 

AFSA 

Armed Forces Security Agency - the predecessor to National Security Agency 

AG 

Attorney General 

AI 

Agitator Index (began 8/4/67) as successor to Rabble Rouser Index. 

AIRTEL 

REURAIRTEL 

An Airtel was an expedited form of communication between and among FBI offices and it was meant to 
apply to letters that should be typed and mailed on same day and usually sent by airmail. Airtels were often 
classified and/or encrypted messages. It originally was received as a teletype sent by airmail and, therefore, 
could be in teletype terminology. 

“Reurairtel" was abbreviation for “regarding your ai'rte/” referring to a previous communication sent to 
some office. 

AL 

Alien 

ALEM PROGRAM 

This program was initiated in August 1965 based upon information provided to the FBI by a KGB officer 
(stationed at the United Nations and serving as a Soviet diplomat) who became an FBI informant. His FBI 
code name was “Fedora” and he is widely believed to be Yerbas Lichi aka Victor M. Lesovski or 
Lessiovski. 

The ALEM program apparently was designed to identify Soviet nationals through research into “INS cards” 
who “have entered the United States under assumed identities as (1) alien husbands of American wives or 
(2) male immigrants on first preference petitions due to professional and technical skills.” According to one 
1972 FBI document, about 2250 cases were opened under this program and it was supervised in the Special 
Case Unit of the Espionage Section by Special Agent G.M. Quinn. fHQ 65-695321 

AMERICAN LEGION 
CONTACT PROGRAM 

American Legion members were used by FBI as sources of information about security-related matters in 
their local communities. This program began in November 1940 and ended in August 1954. 

AMSD 

Air Mail, Special Delivery 

ARE 

Anti-Riot Law Statutes 

ASA 

U.S. Army Security Agency 

ASAC 

Assistant Special Agent in Charge of a Field Office 

ASCI 

Assistant Chief of Staff For Intelligence (U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force) 

ASN 

Army Serial Number 

ASSISTANT 

DIRECTOR 

FBI employee in Charge of each Division at FBI HQ as well as the New York and Los Angeles field offices 


























ATTORNEY 

GENERAL 

PORTFOLIO 

A secret plan which originated in 1948 which provided for the detention of U.S. citizens deemed to be threats 
to national security in times of national emergency. The detention program became known as the AG 
Portfolio and involved suspension of the writ of habeas corpus and use of a Master Search Warrant. Also 
see: Security Index Program 

AUSA 

Assistant United States Attorney 

BAMM 

Black Afro Militant Movement (Alfred Featherstone) 

BANPOP PROGRAM 

There is a cryptic description of this program in one heavily redacted FBI document. Apparently, it had 
something to do with discovering ^Jiinding Soviet illegals ” through access to bank records. The program 
was terminated on August 15, 1972. [HQ 65-70741] 

BAPBOMB 

FBI case re: 1963 bombing of Birmingham AL church that killed 4 black girls 

BATE 

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms 

BEM 

Business Executives Movement For Vietnam 

BLACK BAG JOBS 

FBI burglaries used to obtain subscription and membership lists, financial records, correspondence and 
photographs of documents on targeted individuals and organizations. Also known as surreptitious 
entries. In 1942, a special filing procedure was introduced for information obtained through break-ins. Field 
offices requests for permission were captioned “Do Not File” so that such documentary evidence would not 
be serialized or indexed in the FBI’s Central Records System. Instead, such files were kept in the office of 
the Assistant Director having supervisory responsibility and the files were to be destroyed every six 
months. [HQ 66-8160] 

BLIND MEMO 

Memo written by FBI employees but not containing any markings that refer to the FBI as the source. 

BM 

Bombing Matter 

BM-THREATS 


BNPA 

Black Nationalist Photographic Album. This album was established in 1968 and contained photos and 
biographies of prominent black leaders who travelled extensively 

BOCOV 

Communist Coverage Along Mexican Border (initiated 1948; HQ 100-356015) 

BOSS 

Bureau of Special Services - New York Police Department aka Bureau of Special Services and 
Investigations 

BPP 

Black Panther Party / Black Panther Party—Cleaver Faction 

BPP-CF 


BRILAB 

Bribery of Labor Officials - FBI undercover sting operation which began in 1979 and targeted organized 
crime and corrupt politicians. 

BUFILE 

FBI HQ main file 

BUG 

A listening device usually referred to as MISUR (microphone surveillance) or ELSUR (electronic 
surveillance) 

BULET 

Bureau letter 

BULKY EXHIBITS 

Material obtained during the course of an investigation which is too voluminous to be placed inside main 
file and, thus, was kept separately in a Bulky Exhibit Room and filed by case number. 

BWP 

Bureau War Plans 

CANIL PROGRAM 

There is a cryptic description of this program in one heavily redacted FBI document. Apparently, it had 
something to do with ^uncovering Soviet illegals”. [HQ 65-70719] 

CAP 

Congress of African People’s 

CAS 

Chinese Activities Summary [HQ 105-229211] 

CENTRAL RECORDS 
SYSTEM 

Primary filing system used by FBI 

CHANNELIZE 

Copies of memos which are placed into specific pertinent files 

CHICOIN 

Counterintelligence Operations Against Chinese Communist Intelligence Activities in the U.S. (began 5/65 
= HQ 105-135614) 

CHICOM 

Chinese Communists 

CHIEF CLERK 

FBI employee responsible for indexing documents and routing files to appropriate employee(s) 

Cl 

Communist Index - was established in 1948 for individuals who did not meet Security Index requirements 
but were suspected of being Communist sympathizers. In 1960 it was changed to Reserve Index. 

Cl 

Criminal Informant or Confidential Informant 

CIC 

Counter-Intelligence Corps of U.S. Army 

CINAL 

Current Intelligence Analysis - CINAL information was disseminated to Executive Branch officials 

CIRM 

Communist Influence in Racial Matters 

CNDI 

Confidential National Defense Informant 

COBICS 

Communist Bloc Information Collation System 

COI 

Conflict of Interest 

COINTELPRO 

Counterintelligence Program. The FBI’s COINTELPRO program was designed to disrupt and neutralize 
individuals and organizations thought to be a security problem for our country. 








































































COINTELPRO-WHG 


Counterintelligence Program: White Hate Groups (began 09/64 as effort to neutralize white extremist 
organizations, leaders, and their adherents. About 17 FBI field offices were involved. Program was 
discontinued 4/27/71.) [HQ 157-9]_ 


COKMA 

Coverage of Known Meet Areas (i.e. Surveillance of Soviet Agents/Sources) [HO 65-73750] 

COMINFIL 

Communist Infiltration Of 

COMINT 

Communications Intelligence (ISfSA reports) 

COMPIC 

Communist Infiltration of Motion Picture Industry (HQ 100-138754) 

COMPROS 

Communist Prosecutions (aka Smith Act Trials) 

COMSAB 

Potential Communist Saboteurs (FBI program used to identify Security Index individuals who were thought 
to have potential for sabotage because of their training or their connection to key strategic industries and 
installations.) 

CONF INFT 

Confidential Informant. The FBI uses various descriptive phrases to describe or evaluate their 
informants. Among the most common: 

• Has furnished reliable information in the past 

• Of unknown reliability 

• Of known unreliability 

• Of known reliability 

• Has supplied insufficient information to determine reliability 

In addition, a percentage of reliability could be used to describe informant. 

CONFIDENTIAL 

Document containing information related to national defense - provided by sources whose identities should 
not be revealed 

CONFIDENTIAL 

Individuals who furnish the FBI information available to them through their employment or their position 

SOURCE 

in the community. The FBI Manual of Instruction, circa 1975 cites as examples of confidential 
sources "bankers, telephone company employees, and landlords." 

Confidential Source was established as a category in March 1950. The FBI Manual of Instructions (Section 
107-T) provides instructions to field offices regarding procedures to follow. FBI HQ authorization was 
required to initiate contact with a CS involved with Communist or related investigations. In these instances, 
field offices were required to submit detailed background information to HQ regarding the source's date and 
place of birth, citizenship status, residence, employment, credit and criminal record and military service 
record (if any). In addition, a brief history of source's affiliation with CPUSA or other organizations and 
results of interview with him/her. Bureau clearance was not required for CS contacted in connection with 
criminal matters. 

CONTROL FILE 

A control file is usually created only for the most important FBI cases and it contains instructions sent to 
field offices along with results of investigations. Statistical information is often included in a Control File. 

COORNAP 

Adolph Coors Kidnapping Case [HQ 7-9575] 

CORRELATION 

A correlation summary was usually limited to large case files. The summary lists all file and serial numbers 

SUMMARY 

along with a brief synopsis of their content which contain important information about a particular person. 

COSMIC 

NATO classification for highly secret documents. Used over and above “Top Secret”. HQ 62-9871 

COVER PAGE 

Summary memoranda or reports usually begin with page(s) which have administrative data, leads which 
should be pursued by specified field offices, and perhaps informant evaluations but the cover pages were 
not sent outside the Bureau. Usually the cover page(s) were designated with alphabetic letters, “A” “B” etc. 

CRD 

Civil Rights Division - U.S Department of Justice 

CROSS REFERENCE 

A cross reference is a mention of a subject in a file on another individual, organization, event, activity, etc. 

aka see refs 


C-TE 

Criminal Top Echelon Informants 

CUSTODIAL 

Program which was initiated as result of directive of President Roosevelt in September 1939 to list 

DETENTION 

individuals whom should be considered for apprehension and detention in event of national emergency. It 
subsequently became known as Security Index. (HQ 100-358086) 

CP or CPUSA 

Communist Party USA 

CR 

Civil Rights 

CRA-64 

Civil Rights Act of 1964 

CS 

Confidential Source (usually given a source number) 

DA/PDA 

Double Agent / Potential Double Agent 

















































DABURN 


FBI code name for file pertaining to January 11, 1966 murder of Vernon F. Dahmer Sr. of Forrest County 
MS by several Klan members. Thirteen men, who were connected with the Ku Klux Klan, were eventually 
brought to trial in the late 1960s on charges that ranged from conspiracy to intimidate, to arson and murder. 
At that time, however, only four of the men were convicted and one entered a guilty plea. 


In the late 1990s three men, Samuel H. Bowers Jr., Charles Noble, and Deavours Nix, were arrested again 
in connection with the Dahmer murder. Sam Bowers, the Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, had 
previously been tried four times for the crimes committed on the Dahmer family, however each trial ended 
in a mistrial. Although Bowers was not present at the attack on the Dahmer home in 1966, he was accused 
of having ordered the attack to take place. In August of 1998, Bowers was tried for the fifth time in 
connection with the Dahmer murder, and this time he was convicted of murder and arson and received a 
sentence of life in prison. Charles Noble was tried in connection with the Dahmer murder in 1999, however 
his trial ended in a mistrial. Deavours Nix died before his trial took place_ 


DCI 

Director, Central Intelligence Agency 

DCII 

Defense Central Index of Investigations 

DEAD FILE 

File created by field office when no immediate investigation is warranted hut they anticipate opening case 
file in the near future 

DECLASSIFY 

Procedure to remove security classification (confidential, secret, or top secret) from documents or files 

DEPAMD 

Deception Program For Anti-Missile Defense [HQ 65-66140] 

DESECO 

Development of Selected Contacts Against Soviet-Bloc Officials (initiated 12/57, HQ 105-71688). FBI 
interviewed Americans who returned from Soviet Bloc countries. 

DETCOM 

Detention of Communists — Program to detain known or suspected Communist Party members in time of 
national emergency. [HQ 100-356062] 

DID 

FBI Domestic Intelligence Division (formerly Security Division) 

DIO 

District Intelligence Office (Office of Naval Intelligence) 

DIP 

Defectors-In-Place 

DIVISION 5 

FBI Domestic Intelligence Division (formerly Security Division or National Defense Division) 

DO NOT FILE 

Procedure designed to keep sensitive documents out of the Bureau’s normal Central Records System 

DOUBLE ZERO FILES 

00 Files are FBI Control Files - which concern policy and procedure 

DPOB 

Date and Place of Birth 

EASTCON 

East Coast Conspiracy To Save Lives 

EBF 

Enclosure Behind File - i.e. usually copies of publications which, due to space considerations, FBI HQ did 
not want to incorporate into the main file but would be filed separately “behind^ the main file 

EDP 

Emergency Detention Program (also see: DETCOM). The EDP was based upon Title II of the Internal 
Security Act of 1950. [HQ 100-398030] 

EGIS 

East German Intelligence Service 

ELSUR 

Electronic Surveillance Index - was a card file of subjects mentioned in electronic surveillances 

EM 

Extremist Matter 

ENC or ENCL 

Enclosure - such as a publication which was enclosed with a letter sent to the Bureau. As a result, the serial 
number might reflect this: HQ 100-1234, #8, enclosure - which means that serial #8 has an enclosure. 

EO 

Presidential Executive Order 

EOD 

Entered on Duty (date) 

EPA 

Extremist Photograph Album 

ESP 

Espionage 

ESTABLISHED 

SOURCE 

Any source with whom the FBI developed a relationship over time and who was trusted to keep relationship 
confidential. Usually a Confidential Source rather than a paid informant. 

EX or EX-CS 

Extremist / Extremist Confidential Source 

EXP PROC 

Expedite Processing 

EXTREMIST 

ACTIVITIES 

Activities whose objective is overthrowing, destroying or undermining the U.S. Government by illegal 
means OR denying Constitutional rights to American citizens. The FBI used “Extremist” to describe ethnic 
radicals, members of white hate groups, and black or native American radicals. The FBI unit which covered 
these matters was originally called Racial Intelligence Section but changed to Extremist Section in 
September 1967. 

FAG 

Fraud Against The Government 

FBI 

Usually associated with FBI “rap sheef ’ which lists arrests made by law enforcement agencies and ultimate 
disposition of cases. 

IDENTIFICATION 


NUMBER 


FBW 

Fraud By Wire 

FEDORA 

FBI Code Name for KGB Official Working at United Nations Who Was FBI Informant [HQ 105-104811] 

FCI 

Foreign Counterintelligence 

FGE 

Foreign Government Employee 





































































FGJ 

Federal Grand Jury 

FINAL 

Foreign Intelligence Analysis 

FISUR 

Physical Surveillance 

FLD 

Foreign Liaison Desk 

FNU 

First Name Unknown 

FPC 

Fingerprint Classification 

FPC 

Foreign Police Cooperation Program 

FUDE 

Fugitive / Deserter 

G-2 

Army Intelligence (Office of Assistant Chief of Staff) 

GHETTO INFORMANT 
PROGRAM 

Initiated June 1967 to monitor black radicals 

GID 

General Investigative Division / General Intelligence Division 

GRU 

Soviet Military Intelligence 

GUS SURVEY 

Program whereby FBI field offices examined mail in certain locations in attempt to locate mail intended for 
Soviet illegal agents. fHO 65-670031 

HEARNAP 

Kidnapping of Patricia Hearst [HQ 7-15200] 

HILEV 

High Level (term usually used in connection with intelligence information such as HILEV items or data 
received from some source) 

HSCA 

House Select Committee on Assassinations [HQ 62-117290] 

HCUA or HUAC 

House Committee on Un-American Activities - succeeded by House Internal Security Committee 

I 

On FBI Search Slips - means “identical”, i.e. the file reference is about the person or organization which 
has been searched. “NI” meant “not identicaP’, i.e. reference is to another person of same name. 

lAC 

Intelligence Advisory Committee [HQ 62-90718] 

ICIS 

Interdepartmental Committee on Internal Security 

IDENTIFICATION 

DIVISION 

FBI HQ Division which has control of fingerprints, wanted notices, and missing persons notices 

lEC 

Intelligence Evaluation Committee 

lie 

Interdepartmental Intelligence Conference 

IICC 

Interagency Intelligence Coordinating Committee 

INLET 

Intelligence Letter through which FBI regularly furnished the President and Attorney General “high level 
intelligence data in the internal security field...on a continuous basis" starting in November 1969. The type 
of information provided included status of internal security cases, intelligence trends, foreign intelligence, 
inside information regarding demonstrations or civil unrest of more than local significance and “items with 
an unusual twist or concerning prominent personalities which may be of special interest to the President or 
Attorney General. ” 

INTC 

U.S. Army Intelligence Corps 

lOB 

International Operations Branch 

ISA 1950 

Internal Security Act of 1950 

IS-C 

FBI memos often contain abbreviations to indicate the nature of the matter being discussed. In the examples 
at left the explanations are as follows: 

IS-SWP 

IS-C = Internal Security-Communist 

SM-C 

IS-SWP = Internal Security-Socialist Workers Party 

ANP-RM 

SM-C = Security Matter, Communist 


ANP-RM = American Nazi Party—Racial Matter 

ISD 

Internal Security Division, U.S. Department of Justice 

ISL 

Independent Socialist League 

ITSP 

Interstate Transportation of Stolen Property 

JUNE MAIL 

Separate filing method used by FBI starting in June 1949 to keep certain info confidential and not serialized 
in a Special Files Room - particularly information which the FBI obtained through wiretaps, black bag jobs, 
or extremely sensitive sources. 

KBE 

Key Black Extremist 

KF 

Key Figures 

KFL 

Key Facilities List 

KGB 

Soviet Committee For State Security 

KHRUSVIS 

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev Visit to U.S. 1960 [HQ 62-104045] 

LCN 

La Cosa Nostra 











































































LEGAT 


Legal Attache offices - i.e. FBI offices operating in foreign countries (Beirut, Bern, Bogota, Bonn, Caracas, 
Copenhagen, Hong Kong, La Paz, London, Madrid, Managua, Manila, Mexico City, Ottawa, Panama, Paris, 
Rome, Tel Aviv, Tokyo)_ 


LHM 

Letterhead Memorandum - FBI summary intended for other agencies but which conceals confidential 
sources. 

LIAISON PROGRAM 

Every FBI Field office kept lists of people whom were to be contacted on regular schedule for “good 
will’’ purposes and to obtain information from them. Included airlines, banks, defense contractors, hotels, 
trucking companies, federal agencies, police departments, news media, etc. 

LIAISON SOURCE 

Officer or leader of legitimate civil rights organization who provided FBI with advance information 
concerning activities of his organization (as of March 1970, there were 1975 liaison sources) 

LMRA-1947 

Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 

LNU 

Last Name Unknown 

MAIL COVER 

Procedure by which the Post Office recorded names and addresses of sender and recipient of letters 

MAIN FILE 

A “main /i/e” usually contains all the memos and investigative reports about people or organizations to 
which the FBI gives specific sequential serial numbers and they are indexed in the FBI’s General Index aka 

SUB-A FILE 

Central Records System. 

SUB-B FILE 

The “sub fifes'” designated “A” or “B” usually contain material which is similar to EBF’s, i.e. copies of 
publications authored or disseminated by individuals or organizations (such as their newsletters, pamphlets, 
press releases, etc), plus newspaper/magazine articles about the individual or organization. Most sub-files 
are designated “ 1 A” and each individual item may be given a number such as “ 1 A-1 ” then “ 1A-2” etc. Some 
of the largest files also contain sub-B files and those follow the same pattern for each new item added, i.e. 
lB-1, lB-2, etc. 

Note # 1 : If an FOIA reauester wants everything that the FBI has about a narticular subject, the request 
should specify “main files ” and “sub-files ” OR “main files ’’ and “sub-A“ and “sub-B” files. Often, the FBI 
will not process sub-files unless specifically asked. 

Note # 2 : There is another type of “sub-file" saoh as when, after the FBI HO created a main file on a 
particular subject, it then also created additional files on the same subject but broken down into sub-files to 
capture information provided by specific persons or about specific geographical locations or other 
categories. For example, a HQ main file on informants might be designated as HQ 66-45, but reports that 
came from one snecific informant might be placed in 66-45. sub-264. 

Another possibility is when files were created on a specific organization or subject (such as the Communist 
Party or the Citizens Council Movement or United Klans of America or the FBI's COINTELPRO programs) 
and then sub-files were created for pertinent information about specific cities, counties, states, or 
neighborhoods. 

For example: the HQ main file on the Citizens Council movement is HQ 105-34237. The HQ file on the 
Citizens Councils in Atlanta was HQ 105-34237-2 and for Knoxville was HQ 105-34237-24. 

The HQ main file on COINTELPRO-White Hate Groups is 157-9 but there are HQ sub-files for specific 
cities such as: HQ 157-9-4 (Birmingham AL), and 157-9-9 (Chicago IL). 

MDC 

May Day Collective 

MEDBURG 

Burglary of Media PA FBI office in 1971 

MEMORANDUM 

Typically, a communication from FBI to other Justice Department officials such as Attorney General or 
from one FBI employee to another FBI employee 

MIBURN 

Mississippi Burning - 1964 Murders of Civil Rights Workers (Schwemer, Goodman, Cheney) 

MID 

Military Intelligence Division 

MIDEM 

FBI coverage of 1972 Democratic Convention demonstrators (Miami FL) 

MIG 

Military Intelligence Group (US Army) 

MIPORN 

Miami FL Pornography Case - Undercover operation into pom industry and film piracy 

MISUR 

Microphone Surveillance (often from illegal break-in or burglary) 

MOCASE 

Morros Case or Moscow Case - Soviet espionage network in U.S. during 1940’s involving FBI double agent 
Boris Morros. [HQ 100-3523851 

MURKIN 

Murder of Martin Luther King Jr. [HQ 44-38861, Memphis 44-1987, Atlanta 44-2386] 

MYLETS 

My Letters Dated... 

NA 

Naturalized Citizen 

NAME CHECK 

Requests from other agencies for loyalty information on its current or prospective employees 

NAS 

Naval Air Station [usually a reference to FBI reports sent to local Office of Naval Intelligence] 

NB 

Native Born 

NCIC 

National Crime Information Center 



















































NEWKILL 

FBI case pertaining to May 1971 murder of two New York City policemen 

NI 

Not identical 

NIS or NISO 

Naval Investigative Service Office (successor to ONI) 

NMI 

No Middle Initial 

NMN 

No Middle Name 

NO CONTACT LIST 

Critics of FBI or of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover Whom Were Not To Be Contacted 

NO SEGEGRABLE 
INFO 

When the FBI decides to apply a literal interpretation of the subject of an FOIA request, it may not release 
entire pages or sections of a serial by claiming there is “no segregable material” or information. For 
example: if an FOIA request is made on Joe Smith and the FBI discovers a 50-page serial that includes 
references to Joe Smith on 11 pages, the FBI can choose to deny the other pages or heavily redact them 
claiming “no segregable material". 

NOI 

Nation of Islam 

NPAC 

National Peace Action Coalition 

NPR 

Nationalist Party of Puerto Rico 

NSA 

National Security Agency 

NSD 

FBI National Security Division 

NSWPP 

National Socialist White People’s Party (successor to American Nazi Party) 

O&C 

“Ojficial and Confidential Files” were highly sensitive files which were kept in the office of FBI Director 
Hoover and Assistant Director Louis B. Nichols (over 250 folders) 

See: http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/Mss/FBI/FBI-series 1 h.shtml 

OASCI 

Office of Assistant Chief of Staff For Intelligence (US Army) 

OFFICE CONTACTS 

Usually business people or others who could be relied upon to provide information. Each field office had a 
contact program whereby they would establish liaison with local groups and enterprises in their community. 
These were mostly goodwill efforts, but did provide venues for the Bureau to talk about issues that might 
affect the group or its members, and to solicit their help in the form of confidential sources or panel sources. 

ONI 

Office of Naval Intelligence 

OO 

Office of Origin - i.e. the FBI office which opened the investigation and is primarily responsible for the 
case. For example. New York City is the OO for the Communist Party USA so FBI files reflect “00:NYC” 

OPERATION 

SHAMROCK 

Program under which the NSA received copies of most international telegrams leaving the U.S. from RCA, 
ITT, and Western Union. At one point, it was proposed that the FBI assume responsibility for this program. 

OSI 

Air Force Intelligence (Office of Special Investigations) 

P&C 

Personal and Confidential 

PANEL SOURCE 

Panel sources are defined as individuals who are not involved in an investigated group but who "will attend 
its public gatherings on behalf of FBI for intelligence purposes or as potential witnesses. " Panel sources 
were first developed to meet the need for witnesses in the course of Smith Act trials of Communist Party 
members in the 1950s. In those trials, it was necessary to prove simple facts as to the existence of the 
Communist Party, the dates and places of public meetings held by the Party, and similar matters. To avoid 
surfacing and exposing regular FBI informants within the Party to establish such facts, panel sources were 
developed. 

PCI 

Potential Criminal Informant 

PCPJ 

People’s Coalition For Peace and Justice 

PLAIN TEXT 

Information Written Without Using Code 

PLANT INFORMANT 

Created in September 1940 to develop FBI sources of information in defense plants. By September 1942 
there were 23,746 Plant Informants in 3879 plants. Program ended in March 1969. 

PEP 

Progressive Labor Party 

PPA 

Proletarian Party of America 

PRELIMINARY 

INQUIRY 

Preliminary inquiries were conducted by FBI to obtain information about a person or organization by using 
mostly public sources (such as media coverage, library resources such as Who’s Who directories) along with 
FBI informants and established sources in order to determine if a formal investigation was warranted because 
of suspected criminal or subversive activities or any potential violations of federal laws. A preliminary 
inquiry often lasted only 1-3 months. 

PRETEXT CALL 

A pretext is an investigative technique used to obtain background and identifying information or 
photographs of an individual without identifying the FBI as the interested party. An example would be an 
Agent who makes a phone call to verify someone’s home address, where he/she can be reached, their 
employment, or their current location etc. Sometimes calls are made just to record the voice of a suspect or 
to obtain literature regarding a new organization. Pretexts can also be used to gain access to a property- The 
FBI published a 35-page monograph in May 1956 entitled “Pretexts and Cover Techniques” which was used 
for Agent training purposes. 

PRO 

Prominent Person 

PROSAB 

Protection Against Sabotage of Strategic Air Command Bases 

PROSECUTIVE 

SUMMARY 

FBI field office report which summarizes evidence and availability of witnesses in a case under 
investigation. 






































PSI or PCI 

Potential Security Informant / Potential Confidential Informant (persons designated as potential informants 
were not yet established as reliable information sources and that process might take a year for the FBI to 
make a conclusion with respect to their reliability.) 

RA 

Registration Act aka Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (usually pertains to cases of individuals who 
may not have completed required forms to register with U.S. Justice Dept because of their activities on 
behalf of a foreign government - such as seeking to influence legislation pending before Congress or 
providing public relations services for a foreign government.) 

RA 

Resident Agency (small satellite office of main FBI field office) 

RABBLE ROUSER 
INDEX 

Created in August 1967 (abolished April 1971) to identify individuals with propensity for inciting violence 
(later known as Agitator Index). It was initially described as an Index designed to capture background 
information on individuals "who have demonstrated hy their actions and speeches that they have a 
propensity for fomenting racial disorder." {SAC Letter 67-47). 

A subsequent SAC Letter (67-70) stated: 

"A rabble ronser is defined as a person who tries to aronse people to violent action by appealing to 
their emotions, prejndices, etc., a demagogne. Yon will note that nnder prior criteria the Rabble 
Ronser Index served as an index only for individnals of national prominence with particular 
consideration given to those who travel extensively and was limited to those fomenting racial 
disorder. It is the intent of this expanded criteria to have within each division as well as nationwide 
an index of agitators of all types whose activities have a bearing on the national security. This would 
include, for example, black nationalists, white supremacists, Puerto Rican nationalists, anti-Vietnam 
demonstration leaders, and other extremists." 

RACON 

Racial Conditions 

REBULET 

Referring to previous Bureau Letter (with date) 

REBUTEL 

Referring to previous teletype from Bureau (with date) 

REMYLET 

Referring to My Letter (with date) 

REPORT 

Written document prepared by field office containing the results of its investigation. 

REREP 

Referring to Report By 

RESERVE INDEX 

Created in June 1960 and abolished September 1971. One FBI memo describes Reserve Index 

as “comprised of individuals with subversive backgrounds not meeting the Security Index criteria but 
who in a time of national emergency are in a position to influence others against the national 
interest. The RI is broken down into two sections, A and B, with A containing the names of those 
individuals who in time of national emergency are in a position to influence others against the national 
interest or are likely to furnish material financial aid to subversive elements due to their subversive 
associates and ideology." 

Section A consisted of teachers, journalists, lawyers and other professionals. Section B contained all other 
Reserve Index subjects. Martin Luther King Jr. and Norman Mailer were on Reserve Index. 

REURAIRTEL 

Referring to Your Airtel 

REUREP 

Referring to Your Report 

REURLET 

Referring to Your Letter 

REURTEL 

Referring to Your Teletype or Telegram 

RFMT 

Radio Frequency Microphone Telephone Device 

RI 

Racial Informant 

RM 

Racial Matter 

RNA 

Republic of New Africa (Milton and Richard Henry) 

RUC 

Referred Upon Completion To Office of Origin - i.e. one field office has completed whatever it was asked 
to do and it is referring the matter back to the original office for any further action 

RYM 

Revolutionary Youth Movement 

SA 

FBI Special Agent 

SAC 

FBI Special Agent in Charge of a Field Office 

SAC LETTER 

Instructions to FBI field offices from HO 

SACB 

Subversive Activities Control Board 

SATPIA 

Satellite Personnel Intelligence Assets 

SBIS 

Soviet Bloc Intelligence Services 

SDS 

Students For A Democratic Society 

SEARCH SLIP 

Lists file numbers and serials containing references to subject of search. Could be limited to only 
“subversive ” or “criminal” or “non-subversive” references. 

SECTION 

FBI files are organized into sections which usually contain about 200 pages of documents. 

SECURITY FLASH 

Procedure whereby field office asks HQ Identification Division if fingerprints of a Security Index subject 
have been received. 




































SECURITY INDEX 

INDEX: List of persons who were subject to apprehension and detention during time of national 
emergency. Previously called Custodial Detention List. At highest point, there were 26,000 names on the 

SECURITY 

INFORMANT 

Security Index. 

SECURITY INFORMANT: See section I07G of FBI Manual of Instructions regarding procedures used by 
field offices with respect to handling their Security Informants. HQ required field office Agents to contact 
their Security Informants every 2 weeks to obtain whatever information they had. Agents were required to 
prepare memo for their SAC to set forth "any personal weaknesses, domestic difficulties, indications of 
untrustworthiness or unreliability or other similar problems presented by the informant and the steps 
being taken by the Agent to prevent any such situations later becoming a source of embarrassment to 
the Bureau." [SAC Letter 55-13] 

In 1960, the FBI had 433 live Security Informants inside the Communist Party. 

For additional information see: 

https:// sites .google.com/ site/ ernie 124102/cpusa/ informants 

SEE REF 

Refers to index references to a subject which appear in files other than those created on that specific 
individual or organization. Also known as xrefs or cross-references. Typically, the FBI will not process 
“see refs” or cross-references when FOIA requests are made. Instead, they only process “main files”. 

SERIAL 

Specific FBI document within a file. Usually, serials are in chronological order. Most serials are assigned 
specific numbers but there are also “unrecorded serials ” which are not assigned a serial number but they 
usually appear in date sequence within a file. 

SERIALIZE 

To assign a specific serial number to a document in a file. 

SGE 

Security of Government Employees 

SI 

Security Informant 

SI 

Security Index Program [Began 06/40 as program to develop lists of individuals considered for detention in 
the event of a threat to the national security. Individuals were added to SI based upon their membership and 
activity and/or association with subversive organizations considered dangerous or potentially dangerous to 
the internal security of the nation. The Program required collection of sufficient information to justify 
apprehension and detention to minimize potential for espionage, sabotage, or subversion. In its later years, 
the Index was broken down into three Priority groupings in accordance with the relative degree of 
dangerousness. Priority I and II consisted of individuals in actual or potential leadership; Priority III was 
comprised of rank-and-file subjects. 1 

SIO 

Special Investigations Office 

SIS 

Special Intelligence Service (created during World War II for intelligence gathering primarily in Western 
Hemisphere countries. Abolished in 1946.) 

SM 

Security Matter 

SMC 

Student Mobilization Committee To End The War In Vietnam 

SODAC 

Soviet Diplomatic Activities [HQ 65-30092] 

SOG 

Seat Of Government aka FBI HO 

SOI 

Sources of Information 

SOLO 

Counterintelligence operation which developed high quality information about CPUSA, the Soviet Union 
and its satellites, and the world Communist movement largely based upon reports made by two high-level 
moles inside the CPUSA - Morris and Jack Childs - whose symbol numbers were CG-5184-S* and NY- 
694-S* respectively. 

SOURCE 

Source provides raw information on ad hoc basis but had no ongoing relationship with the FBI. Typically, 
a source could be a landlord or neighbor or employee of financial institution, employers, airline and hotel 
employees etc who provide information without a subpoena. Also could be non-human (technical device). 

SOVME 

Soviet Messages Furnished To FBI By Bureau Sources [HQ 65-58068] 

SPECTAR 

Special Targets For Informant Development 

SPECIAL 

CORRESPONDENTS 

LIST 

Persons considered friendly toward Bureau interests who received Bureau publications and expedited replies 
to their inquiries. Included politicians, news media employees, prominent business people, retired Special 
Agents, etc. 

SPECIAL INQUIRY 
SECTION 

FBI HQ unit that processed “name checks ” for the White House 

SPIA 

Soviet Personnel Intelligence Assets 

STOP NOTICE 

FBI notice to an agency (such as Police Department or Immigration Service) to alert FBI if they had contact 
with specified individual. 

SUB-FILE 

A sub-section of a main file. 

SULET 

Submit Letter 

SUREP 

Submit Report 






























SYMBOL NUMBER 

Code used to disguise identity of FBI informants who provided “valuable and sensitive information on a 
regular basis.” FBI Agents used symbol numbers in their investigative reports and memos without 
identifying the informant’s name. Most symbol numbers consisted of three parts: 

(1) the 2-or-3 character prefix which identified the FBI field office to which the informant reported such as 
CG for Chicago or DL for Dallas or TP for Tampa or WFO for Washington field office. 

(2) the specific number assigned to an informant and 

(3) the suffix which identified the type of informant - such as “C” for criminal and “S” for security and “R” 
for racial informant. 

In addition, an asterisk added to a symbol number indicated that the informant should never be identified 
and was not available for court testimony. One of the most important FBI informants was Morris Childs 
and his symbol number was CG-5824-S* which indicates that he was a Chicago security informant who 
should never be identified nor testify in court proceedings. 

T-NUMBER 

Temporary symbol number assigned to confidential information source mentioned in FBI report - such as 
T-1 or T-2. A temporary symbol number applies only to the document in which it appears which means that 
the same confidential source could be assigned T-1 in one document and then be identified as T-7 in another 
document. The specific identity of each T-source usually was provided on an Administrative Page attached 
to every FBI report. 

Note: A “T-number" can be assigned to a technique such as mail cover, trash cover, wiretap, or physical 
surveillance or even a burglary. Illegal techniques were sometimes identified as “anonymous source'^ and 
then assigned a T-number. 

In March 1955, FBI Director Hoover sent a memo to the Attorney General which made the following 
observations: 

"In many instances, a source concealed by a temporary informant symbol is not a live informant, but, 
instead, is a technical surveillance, a microphone surveillance, a trash cover, mail cover, or other 
investigative technique...In an estimated 55% of the Security of Government Employee cases, the 
reports contain inanimate sources of this type whose identities are concealed by temporary informant 
symbols. Other temporary informant symbols would pertain to such sources as live informants and 
neighbors or professional men who specifically requested their identities not be disclosed." [HQ 66- 
2542-3, serial #928, page 2; 3/1/55 Hoover memo to AG] 

TELETYPE 

Message transmitted by machine 

TEPCI 

Top Echelon Potential Criminal Informant 

TESUR 

Technical Surveillance fi.e. telephone wiretaps and microphone surveillance) 

TF 

Top Functionary 

TOP 

Theft of Government Property 

THUMBNAIL SKETCH 
PROGRAM 

Program initiated on 10/27/53 to insure that FBI field offices used current and uniform characterizations of 
subversive organizations in their reports. About 425 organizations were summarized in Thumbnail 
Sketches. 

TOPHAT 

FBI code name for Lt. Gen. Dmitri Fedorovich Polyakov - a Soviet military intelligence official who was a 
double agent for the FBI for two decades. [HQ 105-18153] 

TOPLEV 

Top Level Intelligence (referring to key figures in criminal or subversive organizations) 

TRASH COVER 

FBI search for information by going through garbage 

TROPUS 

Travel of the President of the U.S. 

TRUE COPY 

FBI-typed copy of incoming handwritten letter 

UACB 

Unless Advised To The Contrary By Bureau 

UCR 

Uniform Crime Reports 

UFAP 

Unlawful Flight To Avoid Prosecution 

UKA 

United Klans of America, Inc. (led by Robert M. Shelton) 

UN 

Unknown 

UNE 

United Nations Employee 

UNIRAC 

Union Racketeering 

UNRECORDED 

A document in FBI file which was not given a serial number 

UNSUB or UNSUBS 

Unknown subject or subjects - i.e. the specific person(s) responsible for some criminal activity are not 
currently known 

UPRF 

Unlawful Possession or Receipt of Firearms 

USA 

United States Attorney 

USCIB 

United States Communication Intelligence Board (pertains to decoding diplomatic intercepts) 






























USEB 

United States Evaluation Board 

UTL 

Unable To Locate 

VAUGHN INDEX 

Court Ordered Listing Which Itemizes Every Document Withheld From FOIA Requester and Includes 
Justification For Each Claimed Exemption 

VB 

Venceremos Brigade 

VEGMDN 

FBI Case Re: Las Vegas Money Skimming 

VIDEM 

Vietnam Demonstrations 

VRA-65 

Voting Rights Act of 1965 

VVAW 

Vietnam Veterans Against The War 

WAS 

With Aliases - i.e. person is known to use different names 

WFO 

Washington field office of FBI 

WKKKKOM 

White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan of Mississippi (Samuel H. Bowers = Imperial Wizard) 

WRL 

War Resisters League 

WSA 

Worker Student Alliance 

YIP 

Youth International Party 

YSA 

Young Socialist Alliance 


Section V = FBI STANDARD FORMS 


FORM# 

Subject Matter or Use 

CC-320 

Vocation Record [used to identify “specialized Bureau training and experience''" including the 
specific training “schools ” which Agents attended and specialized skills they had.] 

DO-5 

Director Office Record of Telephone Call or Visitor 

DO-7 

FBI Director Office Route Slip 

FD-4 

Field Office Internal Route Slip 

FD-5 

Serial Chargeout (document removed from one file and placed into another file) 

FD-9 

Request for FBI Identification Division to Furnish Criminal Record to Field Office 

FD-36 

Transmittal Instructions From Field Office [Instructions For Communications by Teletype or 
AirtelJ in Plain Text or Code 

FD-65 

Fugitive Information 

FD-71 

Complaint Form (Public Contacts With FBI Field Offices - by phone, mail, or in-person) 

FD-72 

Report Form (For Field Office Report to HQ on Individual or Organization) 

FD-73 

Automobile Record Form 

FD-115 

Request to Post Office to Commence Mail Cover 

FD-122 

Field Office Recommendation For New Security Index or Reserve Index Card And Changes 
To Existing Cards 

[SI Card identified person’s name, race, sex, date and place of birth, their residence and business 
addresses, whether native-born, naturalized, or alien and if they worked at a “Key Facility” that 
location was entered. The security categories were: Communist, Socialist Workers Party, 
Independent Socialist League or Other (to be specified). A “Tab For Detcom ” option was 
included for apprehension and detention in time of national emergency.] 

FD-128 

Field Office Correction to Security Index Card 

FD-142 

Recommendation For Installation of Technical or Microphone Surveillance 

FD-143 

Justification For Continuation of Technical or Microphone Surveillance 

FD-153 

Interview Log 

FD-154 

Verification of Information on Security Index Card 

FD-159 

Record of Information Furnished Other Agencies 

FD-160 

Indices Search Slip - This form was sent to the Chief Clerk to request search of FBI indexes for 
criminal and/or subversive references on individuals or organizations orpublications. A requester 
could ask to see a list oi“all references ” in FBI files or the search parameters could be limited to 
only “subversive references ” or “criminal references” or specific case files (criminal or 
subversive). The requester could also limit the search to specific years. 

FD-165 

Request That Security Flash Be Placed in Files Of Identification Division 














































FD-169 _ FBI File In formation Furnished Orally to Another Agency _ 

FD-186 Special Agent Personal Observation of Security Index Subject _ 

FD-192 Inventory of Property Acquired As Evidence _ 

FD-204 Cover Sheet to [Usually contains “Synopsis” oi information in the memo along with 

distribution of copies to other agencies (such as to Army Intelligence (G-2 or INTC=U.S. Army 
Intelligence Corps), Naval Intelligence (ONI, NISO, or NCIS), Air Force Intelligence (OSI), U.S. 
Secret Service, INS, BATF, or other agencies. The cover sheet normally reflects both the HQ 
and field office file numbers and name of Agent who prepared the report and the type of case 

_ being discussed.) _ 

FD-205 Field Office Status Report [Form used by field office to tell HQ that deadline for submitting a 

_ report or for completing a case cannot be met and why.] _ 

FD-209 Contacts With Security, Criminal, Racial Informants [Used to record contacts with informants 
and identify applicable file numbers and title/subject of case which information provided refers 

_to]_ 

FD-214 Suggested Bureau Indexing _ 

FD-216 _ Summary of Information Received From Source _ 

FD-221 Receipt for Money Received By Special Agent from SAC to Pay Source or Informant [Agent 

_ submits request to his SAC on FD-235] _ 

FD-221A Field Office SAC Request for Authorization To Pay Expenses Related To Informant _ 

FD-221B Receipt For Monies Paid For Services _ 

FD-227 _ Field Office Request o HQ for Authorization of Mail Cover _ 

FD-230 Certificate [Affirms individual not member of or affiliated with or associated with any 

_ organization on Attorney General’s List of Subversive Organizations] _ 

FD-238 Security Informant Review Sheet [Checklist of items to be discussed with informant including 
background information required such as credit history, local criminal record, selective service 
status, armed services record, reliability, reputation. Informant also to be advised that he/she was 
not Bureau employee and their activities were voluntary, and informant should not retain copies 

_ of notes or reports and any payments made must be reported to IRS.] _ 

FD-245 FBI File Cover Form [Form attached to front of each file section which lists the file number, the 

section number, and the serial numbers contained in that section. Sometimes, it also lists other 
files which are pertinent to the case such as related files on individuals or the equivalent HQ file 

_ numbers.] _ 

FD-245a FBI File Cover Form For “Field Office Informant and Asset Files” _ 

FD-249 _ Arrest Fingerprint Card _ 

FD-256 Number 3 Card [Apparently intended for Agent use to list their anticipated activities for each 

_dayj_ 

FD-258 Applicant Fingerprint Card _ 

FD-263 Cover Page of FBI Report [Usually contains “Synopsis ” of information in the report along with 

distribution of copies (such as to other FBI offices, and/or to Army Intelligence (G-2 or 
INTC=U.S. Army Intelligence Corps), Naval Intelligence (ONI or NCIS), Air Force Intelligence 

_ (OSI), U.S. Secret Service, INS, BATF, or other agencies.] _ 

FD-266 _ Field Office Request for Information on Person From Another Field Office _ 

FD-272 Cover Page for Report Being Sent Outside FBI [Form shows title of case, character of case. 
Agent who wrote the report, the investigative time period, the office of origin, and distribution of 
report and the identity of informants used for information contained in the report. This cover 

_ page would be attached to FD-204 and probably was detached before mailing.] _ 

FD-302 Interview Report in Security Type Investigations (Reports by Special Agents) _ 

FD-3Q5 _ Summary of Background Information and Subversive Activity on Person _ 

FD-3Q6 _ Cover Sheet For Informant Report or Material _ 

FD-315 _ FBI Request to Immigration and Naturalization Service _ 

FD-338 Authorization For Destruction of Individual Serials _ 

FD-340A Envelope [Envelope placed in front or back of files for storing evidence that may be needed in 

_ court proceedings such as photographs, surveillance logs, signed statements, etc.] _ 

FD-341 _ Radio Equipment Maintenance Log _ 

FD-348 _ Source Information Card _ 

FD-350 _ Form for Mounting Newspaper Clippings _ 

FD-353 _ Fingerprint Card _ 

FD-365_ Transmittal Form From SAC of Field Office to HQ _ 
























































FD-366 


FD-366 

Change of Address on Subject of Investigation 

FD-376 

Information Sent to Secret Service {Can be on potentially dangerous person “because of 
background, emotional instability, or activity in groups engaged in activities inimical to U.ST or 
because oi “threats or actions against persons protected by Secret Service” or person who made 
“threatening or abusive statement about U.S. or foreign officiaF or person who has 
participated “in civil disturbances, anti U.S. demonstrations or hostile incidents against foreign 
diplomatic establishments” or person who has “expressed strong anti-U.S. sentiments“ or 
“antipathy toward good order and government” or person engaged in “illegal bombing, bomb¬ 
making, or other terrorist activity ”] 

FD-397 

Adding/Removing Subject to Rabble Rouser or Agitator Index 

FD-401 

Informant Progress/Justification Letter 

FD-405 

Status Report, Racial Informants, Extremist Groups (White-Black)—Racial Matters 

FD-411 

Selective Service - Case Closed Form 

FD-503 

Inventory Worksheet - For Court Ordered List of Documents 

FD-553 

US Army to FBI re: A WOL’s 

FD-610 

Route Slip From SAC of Field Office to Civil Rights Unit of Criminal Investigative Division 

ND-5 

National Defense Division Route Slip (1940) 

ND-32 

Security Division Route Slip (1942) 

10 or 64 

U.S. Government Memo 

0-1 

HQ Request That Field Office Submit Report or Explain Why Not Submitted; Status Report 

0-7 

Routing Slip To Field or Legal Offices 

0-9 

HQ Criticism of Field Office Handling of Case 

0-17 

HQ To Field Office re: Communication Containing an Error 

0-25 


0-73 

Message Relay Form from Director to SAC’s and to Outside Agencies 

2-11 

In-Service Course [Form used to specify what type of courses an Agent was scheduled to attend 
- such as Security, Criminal or Generali 

3-43 

Administrative Division Route Slip - Personnel Section 

3-46 

Administrative Division Route Slip ~ Internal 

4-11 

Records and Communication Division Route Slip 

4-22 

4-22A 

FBI Records Section - Search Form [Identifies files/serials identified as potentially responsive 
to search instructions and the type of search requested — such as “all references ” or just 
“subversive” or “criminal ” or “non-subversive” or “main file” references. Search instructions 
can be restricted to specific locality or to an exact name - or instructions can be more expansive 
such as requesting search for all name variations.] 

4-76 

Crime Records Section Route Slip 

4-257 

Authorization For Sending File to “Special Files Room ” aka JUNE Mail 

4-312 

Incoming JUNE Mail and Date When Sent to Special Files Room in Records Branch 

4-413 

Serial Chargeout 

4-528 

Serial “Changed To” form - for serial moved to another file 

4-750 

FOIPA Deleted Page Information Sheet 

5-1 

Central Research Section - Subscription Status [Used to communicate with field office 
regarding what publications and/or subscriptions HQ wanted field offices to obtain. HQ memos 
usually were captioned “Publications — Handling of By Research-Satellite Section” 
(or Central Research Section) and data was provided re: routing and distribution. 

5-6 

Domestic Intelligence Division - Internal Security Section - Route Slip 

5-7 

Domestic Intelligence Division Route Slip = Internal 

5-9 

Domestic Intelligence Division Route Slip - External 

5-10 

Domestic Intelligence Division - Research—Satellite Section - Route Slip 

5-78 

Domestic Intelligence Division - Subversive Control Section - Route Slip (later known as 
Extremist Intelligence Section) 

5-103 

Central Research Section Book Review Request Form 

5-113 

Domestic Intelligence Division - “Informative Note” 

6-48 

Fraud, Selective Service and Civil Section Route Slip 

7-lB 

Report of FBI Laboratory 

8-3 

Crime Records Division Route Slip 

8-115 

Correspondence and Tours Section Route Slip 











































































17-1 I FOIPA Form - Prior To National Security Classification Review 


Section VI = FBI OFFICE CODES 


FBI OFFICE CODES: 


Most FBI field offices were identified by their two-character abbreviations. [One exception is Washington 
field which was WFO.] A complete list appears here; 


http://www.historyofphonephreaking.org/writings/htraff/fbi-office-abbreviations.php 


Foreign offices (Legal Attaches) were identified by three-character abbreviations - such as MEX for 
Mexico City, Mexico or OTT for Ottawa, Canada. 

FBI CODED MESSAGES TO OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES 


CODE 

Agency / Recipient 

RUEBWJA 

ATTORNEY GENERAL / DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL / ASST ATTORNEY GENERAL - CIVIL 
RIGHTS DIVISION 

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL - CRIMINAL DIVISION OR INTERNAL SECURITY SECTION 

U.S. MARSHAL’S SERVICE / INS 

RUEBJGA 

COMMANDANT, U.S. COAST GUARD 

RUEBDUA 

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE 

RUEASCI 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 

RUEBJGA 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

RUEAHA 

DIRECTOR, CIA 

RUEKJCS 

DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 

RUEABND 

DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION 

RHEGGTN 

ENERGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION 

RUEOGBA 

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION 

RUEANAT 

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION 

RUEOIAA 

NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY 

RUEOLKN 

NAVAL INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE 

RUEADWW 

THE PRESIDENT / VICE PRESIDENT / WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM 

RUEAUSA 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (IF CLASSIFIED) 

RUEVDFS 

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE (IF UNCLASSIFIED) 

RUEHSE 

U.S. SECRET SERVICE 

RUEHOC 

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE