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Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7 For Official Use Only e/ Draft 1. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been tasked by Congress to transfer a technical program currently managed by another government agency to CIA by July 1, 1995. Congress also has directed a twenty-year retrospective review of this program including a technical analysis of all program results. The CIA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) believes that the National Research Council (NRC) is the single best organization to perform the mandated review. This is because of its Congressional charter to address questions of Congressional interest, and its ready access to a variety of world-class experts having expertise in the area in question. Therefore, we would like the NRC perform the following tasks: ? Assemble an objective, unbiased, "Blue Ribbon Panel" of world-class experts in parapsychological phenomena or the experiments designed to investigate such phenomena ? Review sponsor-selected contract research an development studies relating to the technical program in question (less than 50 journal-article length studies) for which unclassified reports are available (most are currently available) ? Interview and interact with the past principal investigators (no more than five) to the extent possible in order to develop a comprehensive understanding the program's current approach including its successes and failures ? Interview past principal expert evaluators of the technical data to the extent possible (no more than 10) since external evaluation has been utilized in the past to facilitate experimental design and validate results ? Attend unclassified presentations (no more than 5) in the Metro area by the existing government program manager and For Official Use Only Draft Approved For Release 2003/09/16: CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7 Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7 For Official Use Only i ,,j Draf t his staff pending the anticipated approval of these presentations ? Perform technical evaluation of all data and information presented, including experimental designs, results obtained, proposed future research, etc. This evaluation should include recommendations about those technical areas for which fruitful research potential exists, identify areas not useful for further consideration, and should consider the overall utility of the technical program, i.e., whether it achieves its stated or intended purpose. ? Draft final report incorporating Blue Ribbon Panel findings, and participate the extent appropriate in briefing these findings to Congress 2. The NRC will be provided with a preliminary bibliography of 45 short-term, contract studies. The following titles (not an exhaustive list) illustrate by way of example the general areas of investigation: - Remote Viewing Evaluation Techniques - The Effects of Remote Viewing - Remote Viewing Reliability Enhancement and Evaluation - Feasibility Study on the Use of RV Detection Techniques to Determine Location of Targets - Countermeasures: A Survey and Evaluation - Review of the Research Conducted at SRI International (1973-1988) - Screening and Selection of Personnel: The Personality Assessment System (PAS) - The Effects of Hypnosis of Remote Viewing Quality - Photon Production (Chinese Replication) - Audiolinguistic Correlations with the Quality of Remote Viewing Sessions For Official Use Only Draft Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7 Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7 For Official Use Only Draf t 3. The review and analysis of NRC's Blue Ribbon Panel will be unclassified, but cannot not be released until Congress and the sponsoring Agencies have been briefed on the results. Therefore, during the review all work product shall be treated as "For Official Use Only" anticipating eventual release of all unclassified information reviewed or generated by this study. 4. Since this study will be performed in response to Congressional direction, the anticipated period of performance of this study is schedule driven at three months. The sponsor will endeavor to extend the deadline; however, the sponsor believes that the probability this deadline will be extended will increase if the study is actually initiated and producing some results. The anticipated level of effort is about 1/2 man year. The study manager will be the office of Research and Development working in cooperation with the US Army Research Institute. For Official Use Only Draft Approved For Release 2003/09/16 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100030017-7