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Approved For Release 2001/04/02 : CIA-RDP96-00789R002600010020-1 SECRET DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WASHINGTON, D.C. 20340- 0 0 01 S-64,067/PAG-TA Colonel Herbert J. Gallagher, USA Executive Secretary Army Scientific Board Research, Development and Acquisitions 103 Army Pentagon Washington, DC 20310-0103 SUBJECT: STAR GATE Program (U) 1. (S/NF/SG/LIMDIS) In response to a Congressionally Directed Action of January 1994 (enclosure 1), the Defense Intelligence Agency has prepared a proposed multi-year research and development program plan, subject to rigorous scientific and technical oversight, to investigate the scientific validity of the STAR GATE program. The focus of the plan is to ascertain whether results of military intelligence value can be obtained in a cost-effective manner using anomalous mental phenomena (AMP). 2. (S/NF) The Defense Intelligence Agency proposes to convene a Scientific Evaluation Panel (SEP) composed of representatives from each of the Service Scientific Advisory Boards. The purpose of the SEP will be to review and validate the program's research and development objectives and to make recommendations as to which objectives should be pursued and the program scope required to achieve those objectives. If the Scientific Evaluation Panel determines that objectives in the plan are viable and executable, the General Defense Intelligence Program (GDIP) Manager will compete this initiative with others for limited available resources remaining in the program. The enclosed Terms of Reference (TOR) (enclosure 2) is provided to familiarize the SEP with proposed program objectives, scientific oversight methodology, program management, and anticipated contract deliverables. Listing of terminology and definitions is at enclosure 3. 3. (U) It is requested that this office be provided with the name of your nominee who could serve as an impartial member of the Scientific Evaluation Panel. The Panel will convene REPRODUCTION REQUIRES APPROVAL OF ORIGINATOR OR HIGHER DOD AUTHORITY LIMITED DISSEMINATION FURTHER DISSEMINATION ONLY AS DIRECTED BY PAG CLASSIFIED BY MULTIPLE SOURCES OR HIGHER DOD AUTHORITY DECLASSIFY ON OADR SECRET OT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS Approved For Retease 2001/04/ cACIA,R?P96-00789R002600010020-1 Approved For Release 2001/04/pi44-RDP96-00789R002600010020-1 DIA/PAG-TA 2 Jun 94 CONGRESSIONALLY-DIRECTED ACTION DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION CONFERENCE (U) (S/NF) REQUEST: "The conferees are concerned that insufficient funds have been spent on research and development to establish the scientific basis for the STAR GATE program. The conferees direct the Director of DIA to prepare a program plan and to submit an appropriate budget request for a research effort, over several years, to determine whether the STAR GATE program can show results that are cost-effective and satisfy reasonable performance criteria. This plan, and any research under this program, should be subject to peer review,by neutral scientific experts. The Director of DIA is directed to prepare this research and peer review plan within existing program funds." CLASSIFIED BY MULTIPLE SOURCES DECLASSIFY ON OADR SECRET Enclosure 1 Approved For F ZAFT& hFO:Fod[R 6NbB ffi2600010020-1