Mr. Russell Targ
webmaster for privacy]
Palo Alto, California 94301
Dear Mr. Targ:
is in response to your 20 September 1994 letter in which
you presented an appeal of our lack of response to your
10 May 1994 Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act
request for reports with the approximate titles,
"Perception Augmentation Techniques, Stanford
Research Institute, Final Report, 1973, 1974, 1975."
You stated that "[t]he authors are Harold E. Puthoff
and Russell Targ" and "[t]here would be at
least two reports from 1973/4 and 1974/5."
appeal has been presented to the appropriate member of
the Agency Release Panel, Mr. Anthony R. Frasketi,
Information Review Officer for the Directorate of Science
and Technology. Pursuant to the authority delegated under
paragraphs 1900.51(a) and 1901.17(c) of Chapter XIX,
Title 32 of the code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.), Mr.
Frasketi has directed that a thorough search be conducted
of those records systems which could reasonably be
expected to contain documents responsive to your request.
As a result of these searches, three responsive documents
were located. Mr. Frasketi has reviewed the documents and
has determined that the documents, reports dated 31
October 1974, 1 December 1975 and one undated, can be
released in their entirety. Further, and in regard to
your appeal and in accordance with CIA regulations
appearing at 32 C.F.R. paragraph 1900.51(b), the Agency
Release Panel, meeting as a committee of the whole, has
affirmed this determination.
copy of the three documents as approved for release are
enclosed. We appreciate your patience while your appeal
was being considered.