President's Daily Brief Media Kit


CIA Director John Brennan released daily intelligence briefings known as the President's Daily Brief, commonly called "PDBs," at a symposium at the LBJ Presidential Library on Sept. 16, 2015. The PDBs, which contain intelligence analysis on crucial national security concerns, date from June 1961 in the early years of the Kennedy administration through the end of President Johnson's term in January 1969. Only the president, vice president, and a small group of officials designated by the president receive the daily briefing. Not only did the PDBs include an update on actions inside countries, it also provided analysis, observations, and details of foreign propaganda campaigns.


The CIA has made the documents available on their website.


The LBJ Library has selected portions from the released PDBs as examples of information provided to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.