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tt~~ Approved For Releas4 990(! }81+@8'": c-OO788ROOl 500100022-2 P1200 1W rr JACK Uotw MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT a9 oc r h SG1J FROtlo& A PURPOSE: (S/NF) The purpose of this memorandum is to document requirements and a ments of understanding between VP/DT and VO/AT in regard to psychoenergetics activities within DIA. 3! o, GY 6b- DEFINITIONS: (U) Psychoenergetics refers to classes of human capabilities that are parapsychological in nature. There are two main categories, information and energetic, that are sometimes called PSI phenomena and can be defined as: 1. Remote viewing (RV) /Extrasensory Perception (ESP) -- ability of an individual to access and describe remote geographic areas or to access and describe concealed data via undefined transmission mechanisms. 2. Psychokinesis (PK) -- mental ability to influence physical or biological systems via undefined physical mechanisms. GOAL: (S/NF) The over-all goal of these psychoenergetics activities is to develop an in-house operational capability involving various aspects of psychoenergetics. Initially, remote viewing (RV) will be emphasized. BACKGROUND: (S/NF) The starting point for developing this capability will be based on accepting from HQDA an already-existing psychoenergetics group now based in an INSCOM facility at Ft. G. Meade, MD. Administrative Control of Personnel from this unit will be transferred to DIA by 1 January 1985. They will initially serve as a prototype whose modes of operation will be established during extensive scientific evaluation and operational development in DIA. During this formative period, scientific and operational control will reside with DT, the Program Central Manager for Psychoenergetics in DOD and the Intelligence Community. Due to their extensive experience in managing "field-type" control activities, administrative (personnel, logistics, etc.) control will reside in VO/AT. As the RV technique matures into a reliable collection tool, operational control will also be transferred to VO where appropriate collection management can be applied. During the formative stage, VO will be kept apprised of the program status by the Central Manager. (S/NF) When an operational capability has been achieved and RV has become another "INT", close cooperation will continue to be maintained between VO & the Central Manager to insure that the RV collection teams are updated with evolving technology & techniques that will continue to be investigated by VP/DT. It is envisioned that similar such units will be replicated at the various Commands. (S/NF) Development of a psychoenergetics operational capability within DOD and the Intelligence Community was one of the recommendations made to Congressional committees and to key intelligence and R/D personnel, following a 3-year psychoenergetics evaluation effort conducted by DIA/DT and HQDA under projects GRILL FLAME and CENTER LANE. (Details are reported in the GRILL FLAME project report, dated 19 October .1983). The possiblity of continuing psychoenergetics development totally under DIA control occurred recently when HQDA initiated transfer of an existing prototype operational Approved For Release 201, # 9~-00788ROO1500100022-2 F. NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS Approved For Release 200 Q10 6L00788ROO1500100022-2 group in HQ INSCOM to DIA (see HQDA memos/directives on file in DIA/DT). Using these existing partially-developed capabilities, and developing them further, will permit DIA operational-oriented goals to be more quickly realized. At this time, it is planned that the INSCOM unit will remain housed at Ft Meade; control of the personnel will be transferred to DIA, and arrangements will be made for DIA to assume responsibilities from HQDA for their administration and support. Approved For Release 2004MERN CC 1 4:kft6-t0788ROO15OO1OOO22-2 Approved For Release : E L6-00788R001500100022-2 ELEMENTS OF UNDERSTANDING AND AGREEMENT: 1. (S/NF) During the existence of the prototype operational group, the following terms of agreement will apply: a. VP/DT will be: (1) Responsible for all scientific and technical aspects, to include: - Developing data evaluation techniques; - Investigating possible explanatory mechanisms (in conjunction with RID organizations); - Evaluating technical limitations (ie., distance, shielding); - Identifying variables of the PSI process; - Identifying RV data characteristics (ie., resolution). (2) Responsible for capability developments of the prototype operational group, to include: - Identifying methodologies for personnel selection and develop- ment; - Developing training techniques; - Identifying ways to improve RV data utility and reliability; - Develop methods for evaluating operational effectiveness and utility; - Develop data base management and retrieval methods. (3) Responsible for all operational investigations of the prototype operational group to include: - Identifying and prioritizing task requirements (in conjunction with an IC task coordination panel); - Initiating QRT's as required; - Review and approve use of the prototype operational group resources in support of R/D requirements; - Assuring that all activities are compatible with over-all goals, that human use issues are satisfied, and that security guidelines are followed. (4) Responsible for some personnel issues, to include selection of personnel, determination of optimum skill-mix line review and input to personnel effectiveness reports. b. VO/AT will be: (1) Responsible for all issues relating to transfer of personnel from INSCOM to ID/VO, and will: - Appoint a P.Q.C. for accomplishing this transfer; - Identify and implement all necessary military and civilian personnel, property, security, and logistics requirements for this transfer. (2) Responsible for establishing a mechanism to insure that adequate day-to-day operations can be maintained once the transfer is accomplished, to include: Approved For Release 2000/00/08--15 1R001500100022-2 Approved For Release 20 k-?Kk6-6788R001500100022-2 - Appropriate administration support (TDY funds, organizational accounting, security billets, personnel reviews, preparation of personnel effectiveness reports, etc.). (3) Responsible for appointing a P.O.C. for insuring that VO/AT can be kept apprised of project results on a timely basis, and who can interface with VP/DT developmental and evaluation activities. c. Both VP/DT and VO/AT will: (1) Maintain close coordination of all activities during the transfer phase and the subsequent prototype operational period. (2) Develop close working relations with the prototype evaluation group housed at Ft. Meade to insure that the team project manager can draw on resources and expertise fom both Directorates. (3) Jointly review progress, discuss problems, and attend to a variety of mutually agreed upon project issues. Approved For Release 2000/0 bD 8R001500100022-2 Approved For Release 20,.001fl8/00,-: CIA-FLp'9p-00788R001500100022-2 OTHER ISSUES 1. (S/NF) Additional details on technical aspects of psychoenergetics are contained in a separte memorandum of agreement signed by DIA/DT and a government research organization (on file in DT). 2. (S/NF) Details on psychoenergetics activities within the Intelligence and the R/D Communities will be contained in a subsequent "Memorandum for Operations and Research in Psychoenergetics". 3. (S/NF) Details on other relevant issues (Human use, Security, Science Review, etc) will be contained in a separate appendices to this memorandum of agreement. 4. (S/NF) Special security procedures and a project code name will be established in order to enforce strict security control and to limit access to project activities to a strict need-to-know basis. Approved For Relea /4 8F l 96-00788R001500100022-2 ?' fApproved For Release 2000.1 08 ' 4fA-l 6-L0788R001500100022-2 Concurrence: (C/NF) The undersigned concur with the operating concepts and terms stated in this memorandum of agreement. DIA/VP DIA/DT DIA/VO DIA/AT Approved For Release 206j 430788R001 500100022-2 &( 17 [6