The Ice Documents Press Conference (Part 1 of 2)
National Press Club
Mr. Dale Goudie and Mr. Christian Lambright
June 25, 1987
NOTE: The following is the text of the press conference prepared and presented by Mr. Dale Goudie and Mr. Christian Lambright, including referenced documents and related articles as attachments. Readers should keep in mind that the following information is based on verified documents and bears no connection, association or relationship whatever to the unverified "MJ-12" documents.
June 25, 1987
Press Conference, National Press Club
Opening Statements on Project Aquarius
and Incidents at Kirtland AFB
We came to Washington, D.C. on a direct challenge that had been made on a National Television Network as to the authenticity of newly released information by the National Security Agency (NSA) concerning Project Aquarius; and other documents released via Freedom of Information Act requests which would indicate that a Project Aquarius truly exists.
The reason we made a point of this is because the American People were told on a National Television Network that these projects never did exist. The public was told this based on a single request to the United Stated Air Force regarding these projects and the Air Force's subsequent denial of their existence.
What initially brought our attention to Project Aquarius was from a 17 Nov 1980 Telex for AFOSI only, Attachment A, basically stating that a Project Aquarius existed. This document also revealed that several other government agencies, led by NASA, actively investigates legitimate sightings through covert cover. The document goes on to say, "the official US Government policy and results of Project Aquarius is still classified Top Secret with no dissemination outside of official intelligence channels and with restricted access to MJ Twelve."
Five years later our attention was drawn, through a request to the National Security Agency (NSA), to the fact that Project Aquarius was found to be genuine. This document is dated 3 March 1986, serial #: J9014B, attachment B, and which states in part "Please be advised that Project Aquarius does not deal with unidentified aerial objects." We refer to this document as the "Ice Document" because this is the document that broke the ice for the first time acknowledging that a Project Aquarius does exist.
The next document we received from the National Security Agency is dated 15 April 1986, Serial #: J9014C, attachment C, and which states "Project Aquarius is classified Top Secret." The document goes on to say "This document is classified because its disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security." These two newly released documents were put on CUFON a year ago, at the end of April 1986. CUFON stands for Computer UFO Network, which is a free international telecommunications system for factual information concerning only the subject matter of unidentified flying objects.
The next document that came to our attention and which we found very important, is a document from the National Security Agency (NSA) dated 27 January 1987, Serial #: Q4-072-87, attachment D, and it is to the Honorable John Glenn, United States Senate and which states in part the subject of paragraph 4, "Project Aquarius , has been the subject of numerous FOIA requests. Apparently there is or was an Air Force Project by that name which dealt with UFO's. Consequently, there is also an NSA National Security Agency project by that name. The NSA project does not deal with UFO's." from these documents alone, obviously we are not being told the truth. And for the first time we recognize that Project Aquarius does deal with UFO's. And remember, the Telex for AFOSI only was dated November 17, 1980.
The next document that you will see is the one that focussed our attention on the serious realty that UAO's (Unidentified Aerial Objects) sometimes referred to as UFO's (Unidentified Flying Objects) are landing on top strategic military installations. This document is dated 2-9 September 1980 from AFOSI Det, Kirtland AFB, NM., see attachment E. Source and evaluation Major Ernest E. Edwards. This incident took place at Kirtland Air Force Base on the 8th of August, 1980. Three security police assigned to 1608 SPS, KAFB, NM, on duty inside the Manzano weapons storage area sighted an unidentified light in the air that travelled from north to south over the Coyote Canyon area of the Department of Defence Restricted Test Range on KAFB, NM. Please remember that this unidentified light was sighted at 11:50 p.m. on th 8th of August.
30 minutes later on August 9th, another sighting took place. At approximately 0020 hours, (12:20 a.m.) a guardsman was driving east on the Coyote Canyon access road on a building check of an alarmed structure. As he approached the structure he observed a bright light near the ground behind the structure. He also observed an object he first thought was a helicopter. But after driving closer he observed a "round disk-shaped object." He attempted to radio for a backup patrol but his radio would not work.
As he approached the disk-shaped object on foot armed with a shotgun the disk-shaped object took off on a vertical direction at a high rate of speed. The guard was a former helicopter mechanic in the U.S. Army and "stated the disk-shaped object he observed was not a helicopter."
On 8 September, 1980 it was learned from Sandia Security that another security guard observed th object land near the alarmed structure during the first week of August, but did not report it until later for fear of harassment. The two alarmed structures located within the area contained HQ CR 44 material. The following evening, August 10th, 1980, a New Mexico State Patrolman sighted an aerial object land in the Manzanos between Belen and Albuquerque, in NM. The patrolman reported the sighting to Kirtland Air Force Base Command Post, who later referred the patrolman to the AFOSI Dist. 17. AFOSI Dist. 17 advised the patrolman to make a report through his own agency. On the 11th of August, 1980 the Kirtland Information Office advised the patrolman that the United Stated Air Force no longer investigates such sightings unless they occur on a United States Air Force Base.
On the 13th of August, 1980 a maintenance officer for Kirtland Air Force Base reported that RADAR approach control equipment and scanner RADAR were inoperative due to high frequency jamming from an unknown cause "which was later determined to be of possible hostile frequency jamming." Total blackout of the entire RADAR approach systems to include "Albuquerque Airport which is a civilian airport "and was in effect between 1630-2215 hours, which in civilian time is 4:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., a total time of 5 hours and 45 minutes. This would mean that all RADARs were out, "civilian and military for that time period." Also, RADAR approach control back-up systems were inoperative.
On the same day Defence Nuclear Agency Radio frequency monitors determined by vector analysis that the interference was being sent from an area (V-90 degrees or due east). On DAF map coordinates E-28.6. The area was located northwest of "Coyote Canyon Test Range." It was later determined that no land-based agency could disclose any information that could have caused such interference.
At 2216 hours, (10:16 p.m.), all RADAR equipment returned to normal operation without further incident. The conclusions to the whole incident were that the possibility of hostile intelligence jamming could not be ruled out, but at the same time, it was not concluded that the reported landings and sightings of these aerial objects held any significance to the possible hostile jamming.
It should be obvious to anyone who takes the time to read the material that is available today concerning these incidents at Kirtland Air Force Base that landings did take place of Unauthorized Aerial Objects, (UAO's), that were not part of any government agency or any military agency of the United States of America. It should also be obvious that, taking all these documents and this incident into consideration, there is a cover-up by certain agencies of the United States Government concerning these Unauthorized Aerial Objects, (UAO's), commonly referred to as UFO's, Unidentified Flying Objects.
It is our contention that the people of the United States have a right to know. If, as stated, these UFO's pose no threat, then why are we denied information concerning the investigations by these agencies doing the research and investigations, which is ongoing today. Since these objects are real, as documentation has proven, according to our own military sources, and remember that a great deal of documentation is from police officers, doctors, trained observers, and scientists. It is long past the time when we should be treated as first-class citizens and given the information that will enable intelligent people to understand what is happening in our own skies. One should also note here that these are not isolated incidents. For instance, in 1980, we have knowledge that a landing of an aerial object took place at Bentwaters, an American Air Force Base in England, where security soldiers have come forward and testified as to the authenticity of this landing, and went so far as to say that they were threatened if they were to reveal this information.
Also in 1980, two women, Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum, ages 51 and 57, and a small boy by the name of Colby Landrum, age 7, referred to as the Cash-Landrum Case and which took place in Texas. The women and the child witnessed an Unauthorized Aerial Object, (UAO), or referred to as UFO, was being pursued by 20 military helicopters. Subsequently, the witnesses were badly burned by some type of radiation and are suffering from those effects to this day. Some of the effects were 50% loss of hair, sores that would not heal, and last but not least, "cancer."
Again, in 1975, a landing took place of an Unauthorized Aerial Object, (UAO), on two different nights at Loring Air Force Base. We were told that these were nothing more than mysterious helicopters landing on a Top Strategic Air Command Base, we were also told that 106 jets were scrambled out to pursue these Unauthorized Aerial Objects. The jets could not overtake these objects. One must note here that these were RADAR-visual sightings, in other words, visually seeing the objects and picking them up on RADAR at the same time. These mysterious Unauthorized Aerial Objects, (UAO's), also hovered over missile silos and were visually seen once again and RADAR confirmed.
These unauthorized aerial objects UAO's were pursued for well over a two-week period and were chased half way across the United States and lower Canada, please note this case is on Air Force documents.
We think, we have demonstrated here today that certain government agencies and certain military agencies have been, and still are, in the Unidentified Flying Objects UFO business, or as we UFO Information Services, call them "Unauthorized Aerial Objects UAO's.
There are many moral issues here as well as technical issues. Many Americans have lost their credibility by standing up in the first place, as an honest American, and reporting their close range sightings. Also, there are military officers who have come forth with their sighting information and have been passed over, or had to retire, or forced to resign as a result of relating their sighting or sightings. It would seem that it is time that some people in the government must stand up and start being responsible for what they have been elected to do and that is, first and foremost, to tell the truth. "How does a free society base good and honest decisions on incorrect and/or no information. That does not work in a democracy."
What we are also trying to achieve here today is to have responsible senators and congressmen approve "Congressional Hearings" in this matter and to subpoena certain members of the military and agencies mentioned in some of these documents to come forward and testify as to these landings on or near military installations.
Please see attachment F, which shows that we documented some of this material May 8, 1987 in the Seattle Times relating to Project Aquarius. We also documented some of this same material concerning Project Aquarius on the Larry King Show on CNN on May 14, 1987 where the challenge to the authenticity of Project Aquarius and the military involvement was first made.
It was in June of 1985 that we first became completely aware of the significance of the 1980 incidents at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While we had heard mention of these incidents prior to this time it was not until we obtained copies of the documents maintained by AFOSI that we began to focus out attention and efforts on uncovering what facts we could relating to what are referred to as the "Kirtland incidents". However, while the AFOSI documents and their relation to Project Aquarius is the principal topic of discussion it should be pointed out that the events described in the original Complaint Form filed by Special Agent Richard Doty were not the only incidents to have taken place near Kirtland Air Force Base.
One of the difficulties with information or documents obtained through FOIA is that these items do not come with instructions on how to interpret them. In going over documents which we have been able to obtain it has proven to be a necessary habit to go over each one many times. As a result we have found that quite often seemingly insignificant details can take on new meaning, and this, along with the slow process of gathering information via FOIA requests, has provided most of the substantiation for the validity of the documents and the topic of this conference.
Given that the original Complaint Form detailing the incidents near Kirtland AFB is a genuine document and that this form bears a notation indicating threats directed towards nuclear resources, why is there no documentation indicating any investigation or intelligence report on these events? When security personnel report such threats and their reports are seemingly ignored by the principal headquarters in Washington then serious questions need to be raised concerning our national defense and security. Department of Defense regulations cited in HQ CR 44 specifically direct responsible commanders to actively investigate such threats, however, we are left to believe that in this instance no one did anything. Richard Doty has stated that he submitted a much more complete follow-up report but AFOSI headquarters claims they never received it.
Shortly after receiving the AFOSI documents we obtained a copy of what is commonly referred to as the "Aquarius document" or "NASA telex". This is the allegedly genuine document which outlines the analysis of several photographic images of unidentified aerial objects as well as 8mm motion picture film footage, while this document also details several specific revelations about purported Air Force and NASA activities it becomes related to the Kirtland incidents specifically because of the mention of the name Bennewitz. What has become the most significant aspect of this allegedly genuine document is the indication that a project Aquarius exists which in some way relates to the subject of UFOs. The existence of a project Aquarius has since been proven. Since this document surfaced, to our knowledge no one has obtained a clear admission that this document, as it is, is in fact genuine. But for obvious reasons this should come as no surprise. As no one in any of the military or government agencies we have contacted seemed willing or able to verify this. We spent the next year learning as much as we could about all the various names, abbreviations, and references involved in it. The items which we found to be the most revealing were the references to the 7602 AINTELG, HQ CR 44, S/WNINTEL, Project Aquarius, and NASA. It was while trying to obtain information on the 7602 AINTELG that we first became aware of possible involvement by the National Security Agency. Though we did learn that the 7602 AINTELG (now the Air Force Special Activities Center) is a part of the Air Force Intelligence Service we were having some difficulty obtaining satisfactory responses to our FOIA requests. It was during this time period in a conversation with a knowledgeable acquaintance that we were told the 7602 AINTELG was a "branch of the NSA"!
Partially as a result of this revelation we than addressed our first letter to the NSA requesting information on four items including any and all information on Project Aquarius. Subsequently, and after several letters, we were informed that NSA does have a project named Aquarius, that it is classified Top Secret, and that no information on it would be released to us. In the months after this, and in the process of searching for the original source of this document, we happened upon what we feel was a significant discovery. We have been told that the commonly circulated copy of this document contains two changes from the original. One of these changes as well as why these changes were made we do no know. However, the second change as it was told to us is that the reference to NASA originally reads "NSA". Based on our experiences we believe this is true. Inasmuch as we were told that 7602 AINTELG is affiliated with NSA, that NSA is named in the original version of this document, and that NSA has admitted to having a project entitled Aquarius, we believe it would be reasonable to conclude that NSA is involved.
Recently, in response to a letter from Senator John Glenn, seems to have revealed that the Air Force has or had a project Aquarius which does deal with UFOs. Whether this a simple fingerpointing or not we are still trying to find out, however, at this point we strongly believe that based on the available evidence any reasonable person would have to conclude that there are serious questions here which need to be answered. There is more than enough evidence to prove that truly unidentified objects, such as those reported in the Kirtland incidents, do exist and it is well past the time that the responsible parties in the government and military were called upon to answer for having kept this truth from the American public. --
Documents and Articles Attached:
Statement Made By Howard E. Goldfluss, OMNI June, 1987
A. FOR AFOSI ONLY TELEX
B. NSA CHADWICK LETTER J9014B
C. NSA WETZEL LETTER J9014C
D. NSA LETTER TO JOHN GLENN BY WETZEL Q4-072-87
E. KIRTLAND AFB - ALLEGED SIGHTINGS OF UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL LIGHTS POSSIBLE HOSTILE INTELLIGENCE INTERCEPT INCIDENT
F. Seattle Times article, May 8, 1987
Weekend Australian article, June 27 - 28, 1987
USA TODAY article, June 28, 1987 Press conference background and D. Goudie letter to P. Klass
Statement Made By Howard E. Goldfluss,
Acting Justice, Supreme Court,
State of New York,
Source: OMNI June 1987
I was as skeptical as the next fellow about unidentified flying objects. My legal training required evidence to prove the existence of UFOs. None was forthcoming, except for the typical tabloid headlines (I was sexually assaulted by a Martian) found at supermarket checkout counters. But what was laughable has now become serious. Solid evidence does exist to erase the skepticism. Before this evidence emerged, I believed the Air Force, the Central Intelligence Agency, and every other government agency that insisted UFOs were a myth. I would have continued to accept this government pronouncement forever had it not been for the passage of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Congress enacted this law because it felt that the government as keeping too many facts from public inspection. This concern was certainly justified. Thanks to the FOIA, we now know that Uncle Sam has been sitting on evidence that UFOs do exist and that very substantial people have seen them. The most revealing information is found in Air Intelligence Division Study (A.I.D.S.) 203. Following are some of the references found within:
* White Sands, New Mexico, June 29, 1947. Three scientists sighted a large, wingless disc or sphere moving horizontally.
* Portland, Oregon, July 7, 1947. Five police officers sighted a varying number of similar discs flying over different sections of the city.
* Andrews Field, Maryland, November 18, 1948. Reserve pilots Lieutenant Kenwood Jackson, Lieutenant Glen Stalker, and Lieutenant Henry Combs encountered a lighted UFO circling at 17,000 feet. They described the object as an oblong ball with one light, no wings, and no exhaust flame.
If I could still doubt the sanity or sobriety of the observers already mentioned, an inspection of Air Intelligence Report 1R-193-55, dated October 15, 1955, would have to be the convincer. The report was compiled after interviews with Senator Richard Russell of Georgia, then chairman of the Armed Forces Committee of the Senate; Lieutenant Colonel E. V. Hathaway, a staff officer assigned to the committee; and Reuben Efron, a committee consultant. On October 4, 1955, at 7:10 P.M., after departing by train from the USSR, all three observed two flying discs taking off almost vertically--one minute apart.
What we ultimately seek in the courts is the truth. If even a portion of the facts is suppressed, the truth will not emerge. How could I or any judge reach a proper decision on the issue of UFOs when the testimony of responsible and credible witnesses has never been heard?
We have now heard the other side of the case. We had been led to believe that only charlatans, drunks, fools, or psychopaths observed the phenomenon. We now know that many of those witnesses were responsible, credible, and respected people, most of whom were technologically trained. We now have reason to consider the subject to UFO; in light of strong evidence heretofore suppressed.
HOWARD E. GOLDFLUSS,
Supreme Court, State of New York,
and author of the book "The Judgement"
17 NOV 1980
RTTEZYVW RUFLOJA9136 ZNY S E C R E T GT SECRET FOR AFOSI ONLY R 171130Z NOV 80 FM HQ AFOSI BOLLING AFB DC//IVOE TO RUWTFBA AFOSI DIST 17 KIRTLAND AFB NM//BID INFO 7602 AINTELG FT BELVOIR VA//INSR
SECRET FOR AFOSI ONLY
Ref: REQUEST FOR PHOTO IMAGERY INTERPRETATION YOUR MSG 292030Z OCT 80. SUBJECT CASE NR: 8017D93-126 HQ CR 44
1. SUBJECT NEGATIVES/FILM WERE ANALYZED BY HQ IVT AND 7602 AINTELG, IT AND THE FOLLOWING RESULTS WERE FOUND:
A. NEGATIVE #1: DEPLICTING C-5A AIRCRAFT ON APPROACH AND STREAKING UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT IN LOWER RIGHT PORTION OF FILM. FILM FOUND TO BE UNALTERED. SIZE DIFFERENTIAL WAS NOT CONSISTENT WITH SIZE OF AIRCRAFT. CONCLUSION: INCONCLUSIVE
B. NEGATIVE #2: DEPLICTING CYLINDER SHAPED UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT IN UPPER LEFT PORTION OF PHOTO. FILM FOUND TO BE UNALTERED. FILM SHOWED OBJECT TO BE CONSISTENT WITH FIELD DEPTH AND CONSISTENT WITH RELATIVE SIZE OF FIXED OBJECTS. CONCLUSION: LEGITIMATE NEGATIVE OF UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT. BOLTON/REINFELD METHOD DID NOT REVEAL VISIBLE MARKINGS ON OBJECT. C. NEGATIVE #3: DEPLICTING IRREGULAR SHAPED UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT IN SEVEN FRAMES OF 8MM FILM. BECAUSE OF THE SIZE AND APPARENT SPEED OF OBJECT NO FURTHER CLASSIFICATION OR CONCLUSION COULD BE DRAWN. FILM SHOWN TO BE UNALTERED.
D. 34 INCHES OF 8MM FILM: DEPLICTING APPARENT COLORED OBJECT MOVING IN FRONT OF STILL CAMERA. FILM FOUND TO BE UNALTERED. SPECTROGRAPHY REVEALED COLORS TO BE BASIC PRISM FEATURES. DEPTH ANALYSIS REVEALED OBJECT TO BE WITHIN 152MM OF CAMERA. OBJECT WAS NOT CONSISTENT WITH RELATIVE SIZE OF FIXED OBJECTS OBSERVED FOR SEVERAL SECONDS IN FILM. CONCLUSION: INCONCLUSIVE.
E. ORIGINAL NEGATIVE DEPLICTING UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT: FILM FOUND TO BE UNALTERED. BECAUSE OF A LACK OF FIXED OBJECTS IN THE FILM, NO DEPTH ANALYSIS COULD BE PERFORMED. BOLTON, REINFELD METHOD REVEALED OBJECT TO BE SAUCER SHAPED, APPROXIMATE DIAMETER 37 FEET. OBJECT CONTAINED A TRILATERAL INSIGNIA ON THE LOWER PORTION OF OBJECT. CONCLUSION: LEGITIMATE NEGATIVE OF UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL OBJECT.
2. REF YOUR REQUEST FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING HQ CR 44, THE FOLLOWING IS PROVIDED: CAPT. GRACE 7602 AINTELG, INS CONTACTED AND RELATED FOLLOWING: (S/WINTEL) USAF NO LONGER PUBLICLY ACTIVE IN UFO RESEARCH, HOWEVER USAF STILL HAS INTEREST IN ALL UFO SIGHTINGS OVER USAF INSTALLATION/TEST RANGES. SEVERAL OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, LEAD BY NASA, ACTIVELY INVESTIGATES LEGITIMATE SIGHTINGS THROUGH COVERT COVER. (S/WINTEL/FSA) ONE SUCH COVER IS UFO REPORTING CENTER, US COAST AND GEODETIC SURVEY, ROCKVILLE, MD 20852. NASA FILTERS RESULTS OF SIGHTINGS TO APPROPRIATE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS WITH INTEREST IN THAT PARTICULAR SIGHTING. THE OFFICIAL US GOVERNMENT POLICY AND RESULTS OF PROJECT AQUARIUS IS STILL CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET WITH NO DISSEMINATION OUTSIDE OFFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CHANNELS AND WITH RESTRICTED ACCESS TO "MJ TWELVE". CASE ON BENNEWITZ IS BEING MONITORED BY NASA, INS, WHO REQUEST ALL FUTURE EVIDENCE BE FORWARDED TO THEM THRU AFOSI, IVOE.
4. REF YOUR REQUEST FOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. BECAUSE OF A CHANCE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE, NO KNOWLEDGEABLE PERSONNEL WITH SPA WILL BE PROVIDED. CONTINUE TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE FROM INDIVIDUALS MENTIONED IN YOUR MESSAGE, MILLER, FUGATE. BECAUSE OF THE SENSITIVITY OF CASE, REQUEST THEY BE THOROUGHLY DEBRIEFED AT REGULAR INTERVALS.
BTS NNNS DOWNGRADE 17NOV2020
-- NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-6000
02 MAR 1986
This is in response to your letter of 20 February 1986 in which you stated that, regarding your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information on Project Aquarius, you are interested in Aquarius as it pertains to unidentified aerial objects. Please be advised that Project Aquarius does not deal with unidentified aerial objects. We, therefore, have no information to provide to you on the subject.
In your letter you also ask for information on Projects Sigma and Snowbird. The FOIA provides that a person has a right of access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records are protected from disclosure by one of nine exemptions. It does not require that an agency answer questions. As I mentioned in my letter of 20 February, Sigma and Snowbird are not NSA projects; therefore, have no information to give you on these topics.
Since you indicate in your letter that you will not be paying the $15,000.00 fee to search for records pertaining to Aquarius, this response completes our action on your request.
(signed) DENNIS C. CHADWICK Chief Information Policy
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755-6000
15 APR 1986
This responds to your letter of 7 March 1986 in which you further narrowed your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to Project Aquarius.
The document located in response to your request as stated in your 7 March letter has been reviewed by this Agency as required by the FOIA and has been found to be currently and properly classified in accordance with Executive Order 12356. This document meets the criteria for classification as set forth in subparagraphs 2, 4, and 8 of section 1.3 and remains classified TOP SECRET as provided in section 1.1 of Executive Order 12356. The document is classified because its disclosure could reasonably be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security. Because the document is currently and properly classified, it is exempt from disclosure pursuant to the first exemption of the FOIA (5 U.S.C. section 552(b) (1)).
In addition, this Agency is authorized by various statues to protect certain information concerning its activities. We have determined that such information exists in this document. Accordingly, those portions are also exempt from disclosure pursuant to the third exemption of the FOIA which provides for the withholding of information specifically protected from disclosure by statute. The specific statutes applicable in this case are Title 18 U.S. Code 798; Title 50 U.S. Code 403(d) (3); and Section 6, Public Law 86-36 (50 U.S. Code 402 "note").
No portion of the information is reasonably segregable.
Since your request has been denied, you are hereby advised of this Agency's appeal procedures.
Any person denied access to information may, within 45 days after notification of the denial, file an appeal to the NSA/CSS Freedom of Information Act Appeal Authority. The appeal shall be in writing addressed to the NSA/CSS FOIA Appeal Authority, National Security Agency, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-6000. The appeal shall reference the initial denial of access and shall contain, in sufficient detail and particularity, the grounds upon which the requester believes release of the information is required. The NSA/CSS Appeal Authority shall respond to the appeal within 20 working days after receipt.
In your letter, you take exception to the amount requested by this Agency for manpower and computer search fees to process your original request for all information on Project Aquarius. Please be advised that NSA search and duplication fees are computed in accordance with guidance promulgated in sections 6-201 and 6-202 of Dod Directive 5400.7-R
/s/ JULIA B. WETZEL Director of Policy
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