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The below CAUS FOIA request was submitted to the following agencies:


Department of Defense (DOD)

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

National Security Agency (NSA)

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

Deaprtment of Army

Department of Air Force

Department of Navy

Defense Technical Information Center



October 10, 2000



A.H. Passarella, Director

Department of Defense

Directorate for Freedom of Information and Security Review

1155 Defense Pentagon

Washington, DC 20301-1155


Re:  Freedom of Information Request


Dear Mr. Passarella:


On behalf of my client, Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, Inc. (CAUS), I hereby submit this request under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. §552.


CAUS requests any and all information retrieved, as a result of a computerized “or-and-or” search within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)/Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (OJCS), using the following keywords and identifiers:


1.   INTRUDER-01

2.   round robin

3.   magic carpet

4.   black opera

5.   LCP gun




9.   MANA

10. Deltoid Megalifter

11. Slate SMD-100

12.  Wingships

13.  Ekranoplane

14.  Project Tiger

15.  ZMC-2

16.  ZMC-3

17.  Alien Zoo

18.  Aereon

19.  CooperShip

20.  Dynairship

21.  Deltoid Pumpkin Seed

22.  Project Helios

23.  Project Moby Dick

24.  Metal Clad Airships

25.  Senior Citizen

26.  Lifting Body Airship/LBA

27.  Black Mantra

28.  Mongoose

29.  Trigonal Pyramid

30.  Trigonal Dipyramid

31.  Iron Balls

32.  Bismuth

33.  Nucleonic Precession


The FOIA requires agencies to furnish the first two hours of search time without charge to the requester.  If you believe that search time in excess of two hours will be required to satisfy this request, please furnish me with an estimate of the search time you believe will be needed, and an estimate of the search fees, The FOIA also requires agencies to furnish the first 100 pages of reproductions without charge to the requester.  My client hereby agrees to pay for all reproductions in excess of the first 100 pages and/or for any audiotapes required for reproduction purposes, up to a total of $50.00.  If you anticipate the reproduction fees in excess of $50.00 will be necessary, please advise me accordingly.


The FOIA requires that an agency, “upon any request for records made under paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of this subsection, shall - (i) determine within ten days (excepting Saturdays, Sundays and legal public holidays) after the receipt of any such request whether to comply with such request and shall immediately notify the person making such request of such determination and the reasons therefor….”





Peter A. Gersten



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