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Approved For Release 2004/09/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190073-7 SG1I Date: To : From : Science Applications International Corporation Cognitive Sciences Laboratory Memorandum 23 February 1995 Edwin C. May, Ph.D. Subject: Contacts I thought I would provide a list of people and a description of their role in the project. They appear in no special order: Dr. Jack Vorona (703) 692-9036 Office Jack has the longest continuous interaction with the project. As DD for S&TI at DIA, he was actively involved from 1975 until he retired in 1991. Jack monitored the project's funding, political interactions, the establishment of the Ft. Meade group when they were part of Army INSCOM and its transfer to DIA, and is intimately familiar with the success and failures of the applied activity. In addition he is cognizant of the political risks and how they evolved over the years. Jack currently serves as chairman of Gary has followed the program since 1978 where he was active on one of the Human Use Review Boards for the Army. While commander of the Army Medical Research and Development Command, he initi- ated a $10 M, 5-year research and applications program. He was the creative force behind our Scientific Review Committees and was the first to meld applications with careful research. Gary currently serves as the chairman of our Institutional Review Board (i.e., Human Use Committee) and is the liaison with our Scientific and Policy committees. Dr. Rapmund can provide an objective and non-intelligence com- munity perspective on the research, applications, and politics. Professor Jessica M. Utts, Ph.D (916) 752-2361 Office Jessica is a full professor of statistics at the University of California at Davis. She has national recogni- tion for her research contribution and is often called upon to comment scientifically and in the media on statistical issues including anomalous mental phenomena. She has been involved with the research on a consultant basis and has helped to establish the reality of a genuine information transfer anomaly. She has first hand knowledge of the program from 1985 to the present and is particularly astute at under- standing the statistical requirements that must be met before a weak phenomenon can be considered valid. the sponsor-directed Policy Oversight Committee. Garrison Rapmund, MD, MG (rot) Joe was the primary source for the Meade activity from its inception in 1979 until his retirement in 1984. He can provide information about protocols, selection of people, and analysis from the inside. Joe cur- Mr. Joseph McMoneagle, USA (rot) As the Under Secretary of the Army, Mr. Ambrose was fully informed about the AMRDC's 1986 pro- gram, which he had approved. He is cognizant of the technical aspects of the program and can describe OSD's view in the late 1980's. Jim currently serves as a member of our Policy Oversight Committee. 330 Cowper Street, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California 94301. Voice: (415) 327-2007 Fax: (415) 322-7960 rently is one of our major sources of data. Mr. James Ambrose Approved For Release 2004/09/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190073-7Page 1 SGFOIA3 SGFOIA3 SGFOIA3 Approved For Release 2004/09/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190073-7 Ray was instrumental in allowing the project to begin at SRI International (then Stanford Research Institute). He became a strong advocate for the phenomena based on his extensive oversight of the early program. Ray currently serves as a member of our Policy Oversight Committee. Harold E. Puthoff, Ph.D. (512) 328-5751 Office Hal started the program. He has first hand knowledge of the early years through 1985 and has extensive experience of the difficulties and success of that period. Mr. James H. Dykstra (202) 225-6676 Office As a staff director for Senator William Cohen, Jim was minority staff director for the Senate Select Committee for Intelligence. In 1991, he and Senator Cohen were presented with a project overview briefing at SRI International. He was instrumental at securing project funding for FY 1992 and has followed the program closely from his next position as Congressional Liaison for the OSD. Currently Jim is staff Director for Congressman Horn of California. While he is not currently directly involve with the program, he is completely knowledgeable and is able to provide a prospective from the Congressio- nal point of view. Senator William S. Cohen (202) 224-2523 Office Senator Cohen first learned of the program from Jack Vorona. After he was briefed at SRI Internation- al in 1991, Senator Cohn played a pivotal role and securing the funding and for assigning the program to DIA. He has remained interested in the program and is fully informed about its special circumstances. I believe that he may have been influential in the program's shift of venue. Summary There are others who can provide technical, political, and administrative insight into the program. This short list represents some of the key participants, and they all can provide the names of other significant individuals from within their own disciplines. Mr. Ray Leadabrand 330 Cowper Street, Suite 200, Palo Alto, California 94301. Voice: (415) 327-2007 Fax: (415) 322-7960 SGFOIA3 Approved For Release 2004/09/09 : CIA-RDP96-00791 R000200190073-page 2