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May 18, 1995
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Approved For Release 2004/07/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200030002-2 Secret 18 May 95 SG1I MEMO FOR: FROM: SUBJECT: Complete Star Gate Transfer Chronology Jan: Preliminary planning meetings by CIA senior management in response to Congressionally Directed Action (CDA) to tgransfer Star Gate Program. D/ORD Appointed program manager at CIA/ORD Contacted Office of Military Affairs to coordinate meetings with DIA and US Army (in anticipation of Star Gate review) Feb-Mar: Informal discussions with US Army Research Institute (ARI) and National Research Council (NRC) about potential CIA paranormal study request Feb-Apr: Archiving initiated of all DIA and CIA files relating to paranormal studies going back 20 years 21 Feb: Formal memo sent from ORD to DIA requesting their assistance with declassification to facilitate execution of the CDA Feb: Met with Center for Studies on Intelligence (CSI) to discuss potential strategies for declassification 28 Feb: CIA met with DIA principal investigator at SAIC, Dr. Ed May. All-day technical exchange. 1 Mar: CIA and Representative from Office of Military Affairs make site visit to Ft. Meade to meet all program personnel and discuss transfer. All-day technical exchange. 15 Mar: After informal discussions with NRC, panel member selection begins: Jessica Utts, John Palmer, James Alcock, and Ray Hyman contacted by NRC and agree to act as commissioned reviewers 27 Mar: Submitted a "Terms of Reference" in formal response to the Congressionally Directed Action stating NRC would perform unclassified retrospective, CIA would Secret Approved For Release 2004/07/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200030002-2 Approved For Release 2004/07/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200030002-2 Secret proceed with declassification, interim report on management strategy would be provided in July Briefed Richard D'Amato at Hart Senate office bldg. on status of transfer; obtained agreement on previously submitted Terms of Reference 28 Mar: Formal meeting with NRC representatives and final drafting of Statement of Work for submission to Internal NRC Governing Board 16 May. 31 Mar Discussion with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Privacy Act Coordinator concerning request on CIA paranormal studies. Response complicated by declassification efforts Mar-Apr: MOU executed between US Army and CIA, funds officially transferred to Pentagon Apr: Evaluation of customer feedback on Star Gate tasking begins at Ft. Meade 14 Apr: Official memo to CIA OGC asking them consider declassification issues and other questions concerning how to proceed on Star Gate transfer 2 May: Formal meeting with president and representatives of American Institutes of Research (AIR) to consider potential CIA study request 5 May: NRC formally rejects CIA study proposal citing prior definitive study. NRC stated unequivocally that "the case for remote viewing... is virtually nonexistent." 10 May: DIA responds to request for assistance in declassification citing EO 12958 as controlling, declines any further DIA action 19 May: Meeting with CIA's OGC to discuss EO 12958, other declassification strategies and issues Secret Approved For Release 2004/07/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200030002-2