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April 22, 1980
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Approved For Release 2000/08/08 : IAFM-OPS-HU?-SA 22 April 1980 SUBJECT: INSCOM GRILL FLAME. Funding FY 81 (U) 1. (U) Reference meeting with COL Wells, COL Capps, and LTC Watt, 22 Apr 80. 2. (S/NOFORN) Per your request during reference meeting, following information concerning our proposed funding for FY 81 is forwarded: a. PLq Deed huc]aet: $150,000. This amount was recommended by OACSI and concurred with by this office. Funding level would cover all operational expenses and any further contracts that might be deemed necessary. The funding level did not include salaries, etc., since INSCOM is still taking all personnel resources 'tout-of--hide. " b. Proposed budget level, was initially provided to DIA/DT (Jan 80) at Dr. Verona's request because of the need to keep Congressman Rose informed of current and proposed funding levels for project Grill Flame. At no time did we inform anyone that the $150k was our proposed input to a contract with SRI. In fact, we are still investigating the feasibility of any further contracts with them. c. Two areas of possible interest to INSCOM at this time are outlined below. I want to stress that I am still gathering the "facts" and have not formally recommended anything to the CG, INSCOM. (1) Applications of Remot;ey Viewing,. A training procedure has been developed that appears to greatly increase both the accuracy and reliability of remote viewing by coordinates. This technique will continue to be examined, and will be applied to targets of operational interest. SRI has done some work for DIA using this method allegedly, the results were much better than prior reports. I have not had the opportunity to examine the results with DIA but I have discussed the procedures with SRI. If the results look good (they were all obtained against operational targets) then I probably will recommend that we send one of my "better" sources to SRI for a training session. Thus, initially we might be interested in a limited contract in this area, and if the results indicate a significant change in data presented we could always expand as necessary. (2) Audio Analysis. In an effort to increase the information Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR available from taped subject descriptions of remote viewing target sites, the use of speech and audio analysis techniques will be investigated as a tool to provide selective editing. I have inclosed 2 related articles. Inclosure 1 is a short background sketch of a Michael Hecker who would carry out this portion of the program for SRI. At inclosure 2 is a proposed draft from SRI covering audio analysis. ek. A N IT' T-11 Approved For Release 2000/0 48 ?aI $9 ~ ~8RO0200II-1;=7- GY; MSG, DAMI-ISH 05163OZ Jul 78 REVIEW ON: April 2000 Approved For Release 2000/08 02000120001-7 3. (U) Again .... I have not recommended either of the above proposals to INSCOM as of this time. If we decide to do either/or both of the above proposals we could go it alone or our effort could be part of an overall DoD effort aimed at improving operational data. One benefit from a joint effort is that by "pooling" our dollar resources we, Army, might be able to take advantage of DIA money for additional training of our personnel if that portion develops as hoped. 4. (U) Hope above data is what you need. Regards. 2 Incl. MURRAY B. WATT as LTC, MI Project Manager COORDINATION: Approved For Release 2000/08/08 :