CUFON UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENT FILES

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CUFON: UFO INFORMATION SERVICE SEATTLE WASHINGTON FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT DOCUMENT FILES --------------------------------------------------------------------------- NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE Fort George G. Meade, Maryland 20755 - 6000 Serial: Q4-072-87 27 January 1987 The Honorable John Glenn United States Senate ATTN: Mr. Mark Frondorf SH-503 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Glenn: This responds to your letter of 7 January 1987 on behalf of your constituent, Mr. Clifford E. Stone ( Enclosure 1 ). The National Security Agency (NSA) has received numerous Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests for information pertaining to UFO incidents. Our records show that Mr. Stone has submitted six such requests over the past 7 years. One of those requests was for the information mentioned in paragraph 2 of his letter to you, the UFO incident at RAF Woodbridge Base. In our 1 February 1984 response to Mr. Stone ( Enclosure 2 ), we notified him that the estimated manpower and computer search costs involved in locating records responsive to his requests were $250.00. We advised him that, upon receipt of half that amount, a search would be made. Mr. Stone did not respond to our letter. Regarding the information in paragraph 1 of Mr. Stone's letter, we have no record of receiving an FOIA requests for documents dealing with a UFO destruction of a Cuban MiG-23. Paragraph 3 of his letter ask for NSA analysis of the document he attached. It appears to be an Air Force document. The project names which are referenced, Sigma and Snowbird, are not NSA projects. We have no knowledge of the information contained in the document. 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. Coincidentally, there is also an NSA project by that name. The NSA project does not deal with UFO's. We believe that the confusion on this issue results from an FOIA requests submitted by another person with interest in UFOs, Mr. Christian Lambright. Mr. Lambright requested all information on the NSA project Aquarius, apparently believing that the project pertain to UFOs. We advised Mr. Lambright that our project does not deal with UFOs. He then requested records revealing the "goal" of Aquarius, and we withheld the document because it is classified. We have reason to believe that our final response to Mr. Lambright, denying him access to the records, has been disseminated within a circle of those interested in UFOs and that subsequently a misunderstanding has developed regarding NSA, Aquarius and UFOs. In responding to general FOIA requests for UFO information, certain documents have been withheld from the public pursuant to the first and third exemptions of the FOIA. The first exemption provides for the protection of information which is currently and properly classified in accordance with the provisions of Executive Order 12356. The third exemption protects information from disclosure by statute. The statutes applicable in this case are 50 U.S.C. 402 note ( Public Law 86-36, Section 6 ), 50 U.S.C. 403(d) (3) and 18 U.S.C. 798. This Agency's decision to protect those records has been upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. We hope that the information being provided to you will be of help to Mr. Stone. Sincerely, Julia B. Wetzel Director Of Policy

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