From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: Red Box - GO briefing sheet from March 25th, 1977
Date: 23 Jan 2003 12:06:24 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
25 Mar 1977
All concerned BI staff
All Secs DGI US OFFICE
VIA: DDG I US <-----
RE: RED BOX
This is to introduce into BIUS the complete red box system. Most of you have heard of this earlier - I will now explain it in detail.
First of all, all data that is red box data, has to be pulled from your areas. The complete definition of Red Box material is attached.
Secondly, you must ensure that none of your juniors (for those of you who have them) have red box data in their areas.
All the red box material from your areas must be centrally located, together and in a moveable container (ideally a briefcase), locked, and marked.
When this is done in each area, we will divide up the amounts and deputize persons in the area to be responsible for its removal from the premises in the case of a raid. This procedure will be drilled. This procedure will stay in at the new location.
Please have all this data sorted and located in proper container by Monday night Mar 28. I will then divide up removal duties, and we will drill it Tuesday night just before the all hands.
Love [Signature] Judy
RED BOX DATA INFORMATION SHEET
1. What is Red Box data?
a) Proof that a Scnist is involved in criminal activities.
b) Anything illegal that implicates MSH, LRH.
c) Large amounts of non FOI docs.
d) Operations against any government group or persons.
e) All operations that contain illegal activities.
f) Evidence of incriminating activities.
g) Names and details of confidential financial accts.
2. Where is Red Box data kept?
a) Out of date material or finished cycles that can be shredded[,] should be.
b) Large amounts of red box data that is not needed for day to day function but cannot be destroyed is located with all our NON FOI docs - and can be called for via CIC.
c) Small amounts of data that must be kept on hand due to security and frequent use - is to be kept in a briefcase locked up - and is to be marked. (in BI office area)
3. How is Red Box data, kept on the BI premises, cared for?
a) This data will be picked up and carried out of the building by 'owner' immediately upon notification of a raid, search warrant etc.
b) Persons carrying this data (as few as possible) will leave the premises and only return when they have called in and received an "all clear" - (Details of who goes where with what data will be sorted out later - and drilled)
[Handwritten Note:] NOT FOR COPYING!! This sheet is to be returned to Sec. of BI US