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gApproved For Release 2003/0ii IAGPA-F-OPO 96-00788R001700350002-5 DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SECURITY SUPPORT DETACHMENT 902D MILITARY INTELLIGENCE GROUP US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MARYLAND 20755 MEMROANDUM FOR: LTC Jachim SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) 22 September 1982 1. (C) PURPOSE. To explore several cover options available to Detachment G to protect its true mission and operations from compromise under a pending reorganization. 2. (U) BACKGROUND. a. (S) The US Congress has denied NFIB money to the Army in the FY 83 budget to continue investigating the parapsychological (psi) phenono- mom. (Evidently, the US Congress considers the DIA GRILL FLAME Program sufficient for this purpose.) This action causes INSCOM to make a deci- sion regarding the future of Detachment G after a 30 September 1982 funds cut-off date. b. (S) The CG, INSCOM has decided to continue using INSCOM psi resources in an intelligence collection role without NFIB money. However, a decision has not been made regarding what program monies will be used to fund this $250,000 effort in FY 83. c. (S) Inasmuch as funding will drive the Army's psi effort, several cover options are offered for examination by INSCOM decision makers. 3. (U) REDESIGNATION/REASSIGNMENT OPTIONS. a. (S) NSA Sponsorship. If NSA sponsorship of the Army psi program is obtained the resources in Det G could become satellites of either the CONUS MI Group or the 902d MI Group. (1) (S) The CONUS MI Group is the housekeeping organization for Army personnel working at NSA. The personnel in Det G could be transferred to the CONUS MI Group to form another detachment entitled the "Strategic Systems Planning Detachment", with a nickname to repre- sent the true mission. TDA spaces and personnel, administration, and logistic support could be provided from the CONUS MI Group. Funding would be provided by the NSA Sponsor. Operational control and tasking/reporting would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through INSCOM LNO, NSA. Information would be shared with NSA. Approved For Release 2003/092 On file ARMY release instructions apply. CLASSIFIED BY CDR, INSCOM REVIEW 22 SEPTEMBER 2002 ?96-00788R001 C7cy I Approved For Release 2003/0SECRET96-00788R001700350002-5 IAGPA-F-OPO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) 22 September 1982 (2) (S) The CEOI Division, Security Support Detachment, 902d MI sets the precedent for using the 902d MI Group as another host organization for Army personnel working at NSA. Personnel and administrative support is provided the CEOI Division by the SSD, 902d MI Group. This same support, plus logistic support if necessary, could be provided to personnel trans- ferred from Det G to the 902d MI Group with duty at NSA. The personnel from Det G could form a sixth Division in SSD entitled the "Security Systems Planning and Review Division," with a nickname to represent the true mission. TDA spaces and personnel, administration, and logistic sup- port could be provided from the SSD. Funding would be provided by the NSA sponsor. Operational control and tasking/reporting would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through the INSCOM LNO, NSA. Information would be shared with NSA. b. (S) 902d MI Group Sponsorship. If NSA sponsorship is not con- sidered a viable option, Det G personnel could still be transferred to the 902d MI Group to form a sixth division in the SSD, entitled the "Security Systems Planning and Review Division", with a nickname to represent the true mission. The new division would receive TDA spaces and funding, personnel, administration and logistical support from SSD. Operational Control would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through an ADCSOPS/HUMINT LNO. c. (S) ACDSOPS/OPSEC Sponsorship. The last reassignment option con- sidered involves transferring DET G personnel to the USAINSCOM HQ Support Detachment at FGGM, with duty as a new division under the ADCSOPS/OPSEC. The new division would be called the "Security Readiness and Mobilizaion Planning Division" with a nickname to represent the true mission. Personnel, administration, and logistic support would be provided by HSD. Operational control would be exercised by the CG, INSCOM through an ADCSOPS/HUMINT LNO. 4. (C) PERSONNEL SUPPORT OPTIONS. Currently Great Skill Program members in Det G are serviced by the Administrative Survey Detachment (ASD), while other Det G "open system" personnel are serviced by the Ops Group personnel section. In a reorganization, Great Skill Program members would continue to be serviced by ASD. Open system personnel could either be serviced by the joined organization (options in para 3 above) or be placed on the DA Special Roster (DASR) and serviced by ASD. I recommend everyone be ser- viced by ASD. 5. (S) COVER FOR STATUS. Regardless of the redesignation/reassignment option selected, Det G must completely sever all direct ties with Project GRILL FLAME, ADCSOPS/HUMINT, Ops Group, and the designation "Det G". Moreover, once a decision is made to assign Det G personnel to another organization in a cover status, a cover story must be carefully written and implemented. Ideally, a cover front, consisting of at least one officer and a secretary, should be used to "live the cover" for the new organiza- tion, e.g., respond to inquiries, attend meetings, provide cover mission, organization, and functions briefings, discuss the cover mission in suf- ficient detail to satisfy normal questions, and generally act as a buffer Approved For Release 2003/0SE1096-00788R001700350002-5 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 ? 6-00788R001700350002-5 IAGPA-F-OPO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) 22 September 1982 between the real operations of the new unit and the curious outside world. Some official appearances are necessary to quell initial suspicions. These appearances should be accomplished by the "buffer officer" alone or with the unit commander. Organizationally, the new unit should look something like that which is depicted in the attached figure, with the Det Cdr/Div Ch, Operations and Security Officer and Secretary the only overtly iden- tified personalities. a. (C) Telephones. All telephone numbers presently used by Det G should be returned to the telephone company and new numbers requested. The telephone directory should list the cover name of the new organization with one or two telephone numbers which will ring on the secretary's desk. Telephones for project officers should be used for outgoing calls only and neither be listed in the directory nor given to outsiders for incoming calls. b. (S) Physical Location and Appearances. If the new organization is not to be physically relocated, the following changes should be made to the present administrative area, commensurate with the cover status: - Place one sign on the outside wall near the main entrance and another suspended or attached to a sign post near the street with the unit's cover name, e.g., "Security Systems Planning and Review Division, Security Support Detachment, 902d MI Group, USAINSCOM" or "Security Readiness and Mobilization Planning Division, ADSCOPS/OPSEC, USAINSCOM" or whatever. - Remove all desk name plates except for the Det Cdr's/Div Ch's, the Operations and Security Officer's, and the secretary's. - Acquire and place world and regional maps, organization charts (USA Forces Command, USARRED, USARPLANT, USARPAC, USAREUR, USAR KOREA, USAR JAPAN, etc.) and miscellaneous pictures of MAC aircraft, sea transport and supply ships, and Army busses and trucks on walls; place copies of Joint Operational Planning System (JOPS) manuals on desks with other miscella- neous force development, planning and mobilization tables and graphs. Place copies of unclassified OPSEC manuals, publications, and regulations on desks. Sanitize the area of all references to the behavioral sciences in any form. - Regardless of the organization to which assigned, arrange for normal distribution runs with the parent organization and make sure unclassified admin paperwork is shuffled back and forth. Request to be placed on distribution for pubs pertaining to the cover mission. (See cover story). - Require everyone to dress with a coat and tie or in uniform during normal duty hours to correspond with the cover story. (Dress the cover). Approved For Release 2003n P96-00788R001700350002-5 t t Approved For Release 2003/09/1 ? -00788R001700350002-5 IAGPA-F-OPO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) 22 September 1982 - Establish a reference publication library with restricted access controls on the room or the area. Use this area exclusively for true mission report preparations and for safes containing mission material. No true mission information or reference materials should appear in the admin area. 6. (S) COVER FOR OPERATIONS. The primary objective in initiating a cover for operations is to avoid associating the true mission with the new organization or its personnel. a. (S) Nickname. Since the nickname GRILL FLAME cannot be used by the new organization, a new nickname to represent the Army's parapsychological intelligence collection mission and operations should be used. Recommend one of the following three be selected: LENS CARTON, LANCE PARRY or CENTER LANE. (Tell me which one). b. (S) Travel for Education. If a project officer is traveling to SRI or to another institution connected to the behavioral sciences, his/her connection with the new organization must be protected. As a GS or DASR member, the ASD will publish cover orders disassociating the individual from the true organization. If he/she has never attended an outside training course, consideration should be given to using a pseudonym to protect the individual's identity and connection with the true organization. Training of individuals already known to SRI or whose identity could possibly be connected to psi research should take place on neutral ground, neither at SRI nor at FGGM. c. (S) Travel for Operations. An individual's association with the new organization and possibly his true identity, require protec- tion if he/she is traveling in connection with psi operations. Again, the Cover Support Office in ASD can help with the cover necessary to accomplish the mission securely. d. (S) Mail Drop. The new organization should establish a civi- lian post office box in one of the surrounding communities for receipt of unclassified mission related publications, periodicals or news let- ters. All such subscriptions to Det G, or to personnel assigned to Det G, should be stopped and new ones requested under a pseudonym at the Post Office Box. e. (S) Tasking and Reporting Channels. Except as indicated for NSA sponsorship, the ADCSOPS/HUMINT should serve as the true mission interface between the customer in the intelligence community and the new organization. Psi tasking levied upon INSCOM by the community should be given to an ADCSOPS/HUMINT Project GRILL FLAME Liaison Officer (PGFLNO). The PGFLNO should then serve as the go-between for the unit, translating operational tasks and sanitizing product 4 Approved For Release 2003/0SECRETD96-00788R001700350002-5 sEApproved For Release 2003/09 IAGPA-F-OPO SUBJECT: Detachment G Reorganization (U) reports. In essence, the CG, INSCOM should exercise OPCON over the project through the ADCSOPS/HUMINT PGFLNO. No other tasking or reporting chain should be used without the authorization of the CG, INS COM. 6-00788R001700350002-5 22 September 1982 1 Endl as ad? 0060 1. ? 5, DONALD EVERITT JR. Approved For Release 2003/0 Chief, OPSEC Support Division 96-00788R001700350002-5 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001700350002-5 NSA 902d MI GROUP CONUS MI GP DIV CH MISSION OPERATIONS ADCSOPS/OPSEC OPNS AND SCTY OFCR SECRETARY/ CLK TYPIST Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00788R001700350002-5