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MAR 02' 95 13:47 No.001 P.01 U.S. ARMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE Research and Advanced Concepts Office 5001. Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22333-5600 FAX # (703) 274-5162 UNCLASSIFIED FAX FROM: Name of Sender: 1 v1 1 G' I $ L ZA ! L t- l Il 6~- .S Date: A), / Number of Pages (w/header): REMA 5: 0-V dA 1`611 Commercial 274- DSN 284- KAPLAN 8641, LAWTON 5590, DRILLINGS 5572 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100120003-2 MAR 02' 95 13 : 48 No .,001 P.02 SG1 B Approved or Release : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100120003-2 PRAPT For Official Use Only ORD-x=-9 5 25 Feb 1995 MF..MORANDUN OF AGREEMENT Between US Army Resea institute (ARZ) and Central intelligenoe Agency (CIA) office of Research and Development (ORD) Subject: Support in Establishing Blue Ribbon Panel at National Research Council (NRC) to Evaluate Paranormal Studies Program 1. ~ur_moge This document defines the working relationship and rea o sibilities between the US Army Research institute (ARI), and the Central intelligence agency (CIA), Office of Researo and Development (ORD) for support in establishing a slue Ribbon Panel at the National Research Council (NRC) to evaluate various government-sponsored studies in paranormal phenomena. 2. ga?kIYZ, eurid 1, in F'Y 1995, CongrQps directed that a government- sponsored program be transferred from another government Agency to CIA by July 1, 1995. Congress also directed a retrospective review of past program activities. This review requires an inventory and analysis of the relevant files at the various government agencies where this program has been conducted in the past. CIA has already taken steps to assemble a colleotion of unclassified documents representative of the program, The CIA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) believes that the National Research Council (NRC) is the single beat 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 it the area in question. Since ARI has managed past and current efforts at the NRC to evaluate programs relating to behavioral science, ARI is the natural executive Agency to manage NRC in it's performance of this review. In addition, the urgency of Congress' request makes it impossible for CIA to establish an independent relationship with NRC and still moat the Congressional deadlines. DRAIPIr For Official Use Only Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100120003-2 MAR 02'95 13:48 No.001 P.03 r. -z SG1 B 3. O4.#V1? a .e.- e -ca %tea c,.t4 PV14 r (2) Obtain and provide a7. unclassified documents ion necessary to perform this review. CIA will acquire selected contract research a evelopaent reports relating to the technical program i rauestion and will provide these to Anti for NRC'e review. (3) Contact the vast Drincioal contract inveaticatora and technical evaluators to the extent possible in order to facilitate their being interviewed by NRC during the Blue Ribbon Panel review. (4) Facilitate the scheduling of presentations by the existing government Drngram manaaar and hie at.-s f f . (5) Prnv1 Aa other sr;pport, so earaed upon by both parties and imrilamented by amendment, if deemed appropriate, to their t9 fl H'' B. ARI/ If k (1) Contract with the NRC to assemblelift "Blue Ribbon Panel" of world-clans experts in paranormal encmena lw experiments designed to investigate such YVJ 14"1 T a aq o0 appropriate and may only be modified by agreement of,.bo,t parties. Should cost growth occur in any project while this a in effeCtj CiA and AXI Will Jointly review the effort and rescope the project, if possible, to fit within the remaining funds available. 5. ^4 nt Q oily-act v : CIA-RDP96-00791 R0001 00120003-2 DWATT For Official Use Only A. CIA/QRD Will; (1) Provide the financial resources necessary for ARZ to procure this activity from NRC. These repources are ,5 CA re -r (3) A1.o CIA/ORD direct interaction with the NRC ? -Marko w.~ in order to facilitate the f Lt-t to aortra.at schedule. (4) Provide 'any other support as agreed upon by both parties and ivplemenrec by amendment, if deemed appropriate, to this 4. $$Y ELF of Agreement hi meat shall be reviewed at any time as deems For Oft'felal Use Only Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100120003-2 MAR 02' 95 13:49 No.001 P.04 V. 4 SG1 B Approved For Release 9003104118 DRAFT For Official Use Only The primary point of contact for ARI is the Actinv Director Of Research and Advanced Concepts, Dr. Michael Drillinus. The primary point of contact for CIA/ORD is Senior Program Manager, SG1I 6. Efffictim hall. ~e effective when signed by both oarties. It This 4~4 shall remain in effect for five years thereafter, unless terminated by one or both frarties. SG1I Director of eeearch and Development Central Intelligence Agency Director, Army Research Institute Edgar/ Voluxw011 DRAFT For Official Use Only Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000100120003-2