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0 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 SECRET STATEMENT OF WORK FOR PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS 1.0 (9/NF) PURPOSE: The purpose of this effort is to initiate new research and perform select analyses of anomalous phenomena. 2.1 (C) Phenomenological research and analysis as intended by this contract refers to anomalous phenomena associated with human abilities. Investigations in this area have sometimes been referred to as Remote Viewing (RV), Extrasensory Perception (ESP), and recently Anomalous Cognition (AC) or Anomalous Phenomena (AP). Foreign researchers have also used the term psychoenergetics to describe aspects of these areas. SG1 B 2.2 (S/NF) Over the past fifteen years DIA has followed the field of psychoenergetics for two basic reasons: 2.4 (S/NF) In 1983 a report with project findings was sent to congressional intelligence and appropriation committees. The report affirmed the existence of remote viewing phenomenon and recommended that additional research for quantifying and developing remote viewing as an intelligence collection tool be pursued. This recommendation was endorsed by a special Science Panel that met to review the project findings. This panel also affirmed that the contractual research was scientifically sound and urged that basic and applied research in psychoenergetics be continued, its scope expanded, and that other laboratories be involved. Classified By: DIA/DT Declassify On: OADR Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 2.5 (S/NF) The first opportunity to expand this research scope occurred in 1955. The Department of the Army's Surgeon General Office for Research and Development (DASGRD) initiated a five year research and development program. the SGRD program centered on two main aspects: basic anomalous phenomena understanding, and applications-oriented research. DIA established close ties with this R/D effort to ensure that applications res,r.-s .rch would be :adequately pursued. 2. s, S/ ) I n 1.987, it became apparent that SGRD funding mi. cht not be availabl to carry through to the end of the five year period. Consequently, additional funding. sought by DIA and acquired through funding transfer action by the house Appropriations Committee (HAC). This funding was provided to DIA; MIPR action to the SGRD contract was the most expeditious method of allocating this funding. 2.7 (S/NE) Results of this effort yielded several findings of breakthrough potential. Subsequently, follow-on research support was provided to DIA by Congressional action for FY91; DIA was identified as the executive agent due to long-standing knowledge and expertise in this area. Both R&D and O/M funds were allocated for continuing basic and applied research, for applied investigation and for assisting in assessment of relevant foreign research. Additional funds are also anticipated for this area after a comprehensive research plan is defined. 3.0 (S/NF) OBJECTIVE: The objective of this contract is to pursue the most promising basic and applied research in this area, to develop a comprehensive plan for future activities, and to identify/improve application potential. 4.0 (S/NF) SCOPE: Basic research, applied research and threat assessments will. be accomplished for this phenomenological area. 5.1 (S/NF) All research activities and findings resulting from previous programs in psychoenergetics shall be brought to bear on this effort. In addition, expertise in multidisciplinary areas throughout SAIC shall be made available as consultants or for special support as required. 5.2 (U) Specialized support, if not available at SAIC, can be obtained via SAIC consultant or subcontract efforts with prior approval by the COTR. Every effort should be made to insure such support is from the recognized experts in the field. Some of the specific tasks in section 6.0 can be performed in unclassified facilities. 5.3 (S/NF) This effort will utilize a. technical review group (e.g., a 'Scientific Oversight Committee,GA Human Use Review Panel and a Policy Board). Their establishment will be in coordination with, and approved by, the COTR. SECRET/NOFORN 2 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 5.4 (S/NF) Some of the experiments/investigations required to fulfill this contract may require participation of select government personnel. All such investigations will be fully planned and coordinated with the COTR and will be under the purviews of the SCC and the Human Use Review Committee. 5.5 (U) Should unforseen schedule of other issues arise concerning any of the specific tasks identified in section 6.0, the COTR will be given immediate notice. If necessary, adjustments to priorities and schedules can be approved by the COIR. if there is no cost or other impact on the over-all program. The CO?'R will also review/approve all anticipated research protocols. 5.6 (U) All items in section 6.0 (except 6.5) will be funded from the R&D portion of this contract. Sections 6.1 through 6.4 shall be expended NLT 1.8 months after contract award. 'Section 6.5 will be funded from the O&M portion, and shall be expended no later than 30 September 1991. Accounting procedures to clearly identify the R&D and the O&M expeditures shall be implemented by the contractor. 5.7 (U) Terms of re-Terence and additional task details are on file by the COIR and will be provided to the contractor to insure adequate task under-standing. This material is contained in D1A publication DT-S-1007-S, 29 NOV 1.990. 6.1 (U) Research Plan Development: Provide inputs for development of a long-term comprehensive basic and applied research plan. This will require extensive expert consultation and will involve an inter--laboratory, inter-disciplinary approach. rsFi' 1) Magnetoenc ph ,ogr p1i T v 1-2 T :are' (U) Calibrate the electromagnetic/magneto- ( f`o encephalograph (MEG) environment and replicate earlier results using a~ P ors variety of population types. (U) Examine MEG evoked responses from several population types and correlate with remote viewing ability for various physical conditions. (U'):. Data Jattertis/Corral at pns. (C) Using data from past basic research Z--- experiments, compare target features (e.g., type, dynamics) with remote viewing results to determine if any patterns or correlations exist. (C) Initiate new experiments to further examine possible target type/remote viewing result correlations. SECRET/NOFORN 3 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 (U) Examine parapsychological historical results to see if correlations to geomagnetic activity exists; initiate exploratory investigations to replicate/test findings. (U) Examine parapsychological literTiture on research projects to evaluate over-all results and to identify possible variables/correlations. ` cOY (U) Initiate assessment/investigations of potential theoretical constructs that may help explain this phenomena. This may require considerations with on-going basic research in other disciplines. , ,& (C) Initiate investigation of issues that may help explain targeting mechanisms. potential theory. (U) Initiate investigations into communication 11~ I ." I'll, 11 (U) Investigate remote viewing potential of lucid L e- (U) Initiate limited experiments and develop plans for follow-on energetics research. (S/NF) Translate basic research MEG results into procedures useful for practical screening/=election activity. y' r .racy l -' , ? _tw.., + xe c s'+~45. 3 dr=r-el x on / 's tern Anal ysi (S/NF) Conduct a variety of remote viewing , 2.1 experiments with laboratory and government personnel in order to identify possible correlations with people and project types and to identify strengths and weaknesses. (U) Evaluate/test beacon person conditions (i.e. sender/no sender) in various experimental. environments. This may require SECRET/NOFORN 4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Traninge? (S/NF) Examine previously developed training procedure and determine strengths/weaknesses of specific elements. (S/NF) Explore new/modified training procedures. (S/NF) Initiate/explore expanded or new application investigations to evaluate their feasibility. (S/NF) Develop and conduct various experiments to test communication potential of remote viewing capabilities. (S/NF) Initiate investigations to identify possible ways for enhancing data quality. (S/NF) Improve data analysis and evaluation techniques for applied projects, possibly using artificial intelligence procedures. 6.4.1 (U) Recommend and establish, with agency coordination, the Scientific Oversight Committee (SOC), Human Use Review Panel and Policy Board membership. 6.4.2 (U) Research Methodolgy Support includes project management, SOC/Human Use Review Panel/Policy Board, computer requirements, document orepa.rat o"-;, administration and associated travel. This task supports ._ 6.1 through 6.4.1 above. SG 1 B a 6T vity''' (0NMY r 6.5.3 ('S/NF) Develop protocols suitable for a variety u-f application pursuits. 6.5.4 (C) identify hardware and software data base needs for the government data base system. 6.5.5 (U) Assist in implementing select "on-line" storage retrival of the research literatur-e. A .1~. Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4 7.0 (U) QUICK REACTION CAPABILITY (QRC): The contractor will maintain a quick response capability and be prepared to respond in less than 24 hours to problems or unexpected demands for brief technical papers that may be developed during the term of this project. 8.0 (U) ALLOCATION OF EFFORT: The level of effort to be applied to each basic task category is shown in the following paragraphs. Basic Task No. Allocation of Effort/ 7. Funding (R&D) 6.1 17 6.2 45 6.3 28 6.4 10 8.2 (U) 0 & M: 'Basic Task No. Allocation of Effort/ % Funding (O&M) 6.5 100'/. SECRET!NOFORN 6 Approved For Release 2003/09/10 : CIA-RDP96-00789R003000390003-4