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Approved For Release 2000/08 I %EPT6-00788R00150 0100024-0 MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT Avg ~c4 PURPOSE: (S/NF) The purpose of this memorandum is to document operating rationale and terms of agreement for the participants in DoD psychoenergetics activities. DEFINITION: (U) Psychoenergetics refers to classes of human capabilities t ai t are parapsychological in nature. There are two main categories, infor- mation 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 bio- logical systems via undefined physical mechanisms. JAM t-AL , SCOPE: (S/NF) This new effort will pursue investigations into remote viewing (RV), and will also begin in-depth investigations into psychokinesis (PK). This effort will address external assistance and in-house investi- gations, and will include both operational and basic research aspects. Effort for FY 84 is a continuation of previous work; however, follow-on efforts will reflect a broader range of investigations and will involve other government facilities and contractors. PARTICIPANTS: (S/NF) The terms in this memorandum are applicable to the current participants, DIA and HQ DA/SGRD, and are for FY 1984 and anticipated follow-on efforts. It is expected that additional participants will join this effort in the future. Appendices will be added to this memorandum to reflect specific agreement terms for new members and/or for changing requirements regarding current participants. BACKGROUND: (S/NF) Activities described herein are basically a follow-on from an earlier DoD effort (the GRILL FLAME project). GRILL FLAME was officially terminated after a 3-year evaluation period at the close of FY 1983. Key findings and recommendations were submitted to congressional committees and to key intelligence and R/D community personnel via the GRILL FLAME PROJECT REPORT, dated 19 October 1983. (S/NF) Key findings of the GRILL FLAME project were: o Remote viewing is a real phenomenon, and is not degraded by distance or shielding. o Remote viewing ability can be improved by appropriate training procedures. NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS clessffied by 01 eclassIfy D!SSrMTf?i'AT'O?: .r'4ND EX RAC .IQI?t OF Approved or a ease'2'06/ 8 -OO tl fiSp Q c D BY ORIGINATC Approved For Release 2000/08JGQ- Z) o Remote viewing has potential for US intelligence applications. However, at this stage of development, descriptive content (e.g., sketches, configurations) is more reliable than analytic content (e.g., function, complex technical data). o A potential threat to US national security exists from foreign achievements in psychoenergetics. In the USSR and in China, this research is well funded and receives high-level government backing. (S/NF) There were several key recommendations that resulted from the 3- year GRILL FLAME effort: o Applied intelligence-oriented research in remote viewing should be continued. o Basic research in both remote viewing and psychokinesis phenomena should be initiated. (S/NF/ORCON) It was further recommended that the application-oriented effort be centralized, with overall management provided by DIA, and that a close interaction with basic research be maintained. Should the quality of remote viewing continue to improve, it was recommended that a joint service remote viewing unit be established to respond to DoD requirements. (S/NF) An independent science panel also reviewed the GRILL FLAME project and concluded that the external assistance work (at SRI) warrants cautious continued support, and that research should be conducted as much as possible in an open unclassified mode so that its repro- ducibility and accuracy can be independently verified by others. (S/NF) Consequently, the above findings and recommendations provide major guidelines and objectives for new 96[) efforts in this area. JJW'BASIC OBJECTIVES: (S/NF) Basic objectives of this integrated effort will be to evaluate application potential and to improve utility Iof 'emote viewing (RV) so that reliable applications can be pursued in the oD, acid to evaluate application potential of energetics (PK) effects. A strong applied and basic research effort will be established so that underlying parameters and explanatory mechanisms can be identified for the-various phenomena. Threat- related aspects (e.g., replication of foreign psychoenergetics results) will also be examined when possible to assist in evaluating threat potential of foreign use of psychoenergetics, and to identify possible countermeasures. 2 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 -00788 R001500100024-0 Approved For Release 2000/0 ff -00788 R001500100024-0 SEC..rr OPERATING CONCEPTS (S/NF) To optimize project effectiveness, there will be: Central management. ? An executive review board. Project teams. 1. (U) Central Management: (C) In order to achieve a unified, integrated and coordinated effort over the wide variety of research and operational activities required for this project, central management must be implemented and maintained. Since the main thrust of this work is directed toward applications, central management will be accom lished tiby the intelligence efense Intelligence Agency (DIA) through the office of the Assistant Vice Directorate for S&T Intelligence. This individual will have full responsibility for all aspects of the program, including final review and approval , efforts and all research tasks. As Central Manager, he will all responsible for task scheduling and time phasing, for chairing frequent data review and evaluation sessions, for insuring that the total effort is fully integrated, and for a variety of other program management issues. The Central Manager will also insure that contract issues are clearly defined and appropriately monitored, and will provide central control for administrating and/or monitoring financial aspects of the program. (C) The Central Manager will also assemble a special scientific advisor group to provide expert advice on various program technical issues. y 2. (U) Executive Review Board: (C) Th~.,,oard will consist of executive-level representatives from th principal 'dements ( R/D e and intelligence) in s pm. Observers from other DoD elements may be included nonlvaedstrict kneed-to--know basis if they could be potential users of the techniques developed in this program, or if they might otherwise contribute in later phases of the effort. This board would be primarily responsible for management - related issues, such as human use, legal, release-of-information, and guidelines. Other responsibilities would involve resolving program onflicts and assisting in resource procurement, 'This priority conflicts review of project activities and findings bonr apwould also provide axecst odi bas s a in overall evaluation. Close coordination btween this r board anditheo Central Manager will be maintained. 3. (U) Prot__Teams : (C) There will be two teams: the (1) and (2) the Basic Research Team. These Project aTeamslwill be ptheaworkinTear, g arm of the Central Manager. Team members will be composed of representatives from all the principal R/D and intelligence elements involved in this projects They will identify details of specific tasks, recommend task priority and time phasing, prepare research requests and evaluate contractor proposals, recommend facilities for conducting the investigations, and will in general attend to all the technical aspects of the program. These responsible for insuring that appropriate teams will also be responsible data evaluation method, investiga- protocols, and scientific methodology are applied to all aspects of the operational and research efforts. Approved For Release 2000/08/09 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 SEci788ROOl 500100024-0 Research and Ap lications: (S/NF) There will ultimately be several research and p p 'lotion efforts at external and in-house facilities that examine different aspects of psychoenergetics. Specific tasks would depend on project priorities and funding levels available, and will be subject to approval by the Central Manager. Specifics of their activities will be defined by the Chairmen of the Applications and the Research teams, and will be based on guidance provided by the Human Use Committee. 1 (U) OEerational Investigations: (S/NF/ORCON) This will be primarily composed of corriiactor personnel and in-house personnel at one or more government facilities who are mainly concerned with evaluating how well psychoenergetics can be applied to operational problems. Initial effort will address operational intelligence potential of remote viewing phenomenon; however later phases may address other aspects of remote viewing; e.g., communications. (S/MF/ORCON) The application effort will integrate training methodologies and research findings from the research efforts into their operational protocols as these results become available. Some direct applications work may also be performed at. contractor facilities for skill development and training, and for projects where joint effort is required. (S/NF/ORCON) The main focus of the direct application efforts is to assess utility of the most promising psychoenergetics area in an operational environment and to identify methods for enhancing operational utility. Results from this work will pave the way for implementation of this potential capability into the DoD for a variety of users. (S/NF/ORCON) The operational investigations will real-time operational examine problems. These tasks will be levied on a priority basis by the Central Manager, with their execution compatible with established protocols. Operational resources may be from in-house groups, contractor personnel, or individual consultants. These personnel will also provide a talent pool for assisting in various applied or basic research tasks. Research tasks will also be levied in accordance with over-all project priorities and objectives, and will be approved by the Central Manager. 2. (U) AElications Research: (S/NF) The main purpose of the applications research is to examine all the variables that may have direct or indirect impact on improving utility of remote viewing phenomena, and to explore application potential of energetics (PK) phenomena. (S/NF) This would include, for example, determining if certain psysiolo- gical parameters, psychological traits, or states of consciousness could correlate with successful psychoenergetics functioning. Such possible correlations would be useful for predicting data validity and improving application reliability. Quantifying the effects of possible physical variables, such as distance, shielding, target location, target character- istics, or environmental factors, would help in identifying operational constraints. 4 Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/08 3- 0788R001500100024-0 (S/NF) Applications research includes development of all data evaluation methodologies so that statistical significance and confidence levels can be determined for each type of application. Central to this effort would be the continuing investigations into psychoenergetics skill identification, develop- ment, and enhancement for the various classes of phenomena and types of applications considered. Techniques for improving data interpretation or for isolating valid data from the spurious would be pursued, as well as other applications research issues. (S/NF) The application research effort would investigate and attempt to simulate appropriate foreign research in order to assess its significance for threat assessment work. They would also investigate potential countermeasure to possible foreign use of psychoenergetics phenomena. (S/NF) Since this research examines both informational (RV, ESP) and energetic aspects (PK) of psychoenergetics, a broad range of research tasks would,be levied on various university laboratories, contractor facilities, and government research facilities where appropriate scientific instruments, shielded rooms, or other resources are located. 3. (U) Basic Research: (C/NF) This research would require assistance from basic research laboratories at universities, contractor facilities, or appropriate government laboratories. Main focus would be on investigations that define theoretical models and fundamental physical (and mental) mechanisms that help explain the various types of psychoenergetics effects. Physical and psychological scientists and those from other disciplines (such as medical, biology, neuro- physiology) would be involved in this exploratory work. Some of this effort would complement investigation of the empirically based applied research. (S/NF) Basic research could include, for example, long distance remote viewing experiments to deep submarines or orbital platforms for evaluating possible electromagnetic transmission models. A variety of experiments would be developed for electromagnetic, quantum mechanical, or other physical theories that have been advanced as possible explanatory models for the phenomena. Issues involving brain/mind, consciousness/subconsciousness or cognitive research would be examained for clues that might suggest how PSI information may be received, processed, and presented to consciousness, or how energetic PSI phenomena (PK) are mediated. PK effects, for example, may involve a complex interaction between mental and physical states. Some form of electromagnetic frequency may be generated by the central nervous system that interacts with surrounding material for some types of PK phenomenon. Issues such as these, and many others, would be explored by the basic research effort. Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/08 788R001500100024-0 SPECIFIC TERMS: 1. (S/NF/ORCON) DIA: a. DIA/DT will provide central management. b. DIA/DT i will provide the Chairman for the operational and appli- cations research team, and will also provide the Deputy Chairman for the basic research team. c. DIA/DT;,, will provide an on-site contract monitor at the major psychoenergetics research facility (SRI International). 2. (S/NF/ORCON) HO DA/SGRD: a. SGRD will provide the Chairman for the basic research team, and will also provide the Deputy Chairman for the operational and applications research team. b. SGRD will provide direct assistance in various executive committee activities (e.g., human use, science review, security guidelines, other). For FY 1984, SGRD will prov#d management-At"s stance for,the-`&x ernal contract with SRI Internationa. SGRD,will. adept transfer of $ OK ofMTPER~dIfunds_for applying to~the previoslyefind statement ;f 3. (S/NF/ORCON) Both DIA and H DA/SGRD will: a. Jointly develop detailed operating plans according to guidelines in the operational concept of this memorandum of agreement. b. Jointly develop and adhere to a strict set of security guidelines and requirements, and be responsive to other critical project require- ments (e.g., human use). c. Jointly review all proposed new work (operational and research), and jointly approve new participants in this effort. d. Pursue various funding sources as appropriate and according to mutual agreement. - e. Jointly develop external assistance funding requirements and alloca- tions. Although various contractors will probably be involved, pri- ority will be on retaining the SRI team for research continuity and for keeping their unique capabilities intact. f. Manage and control their respective external contracts; however, close coordination will be required to assure that duplication of effort does not exist, and to assure that contract objectives are compatible with over-all project goals. Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2000/08/08 ffP?ffV - 7888001500100024-0 g. Respond jointly to all key project issues, such as congressional queries, briefings, or QR'F's,. h. Jointly develop appendices to this memorandum of agreement for up- dating project needs or for unforseen contingencies as they may arise. Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001500100024-0 ? " Approved For Release 2000/08/ r"- Z Ecu =00788 R001500100024-0 (C/NF) The undersigned concur with the operating concepts and terms stated in this memorandum of agreement. DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY By -,Qaj 7) Date Approved For Release 2000/08 US ARMY MEDICAL AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND (SGRD) -00788 R001500100024-0