The CIA's Official Statement on CRV
(Controlled Remote Viewing)

6 September 1995

As Mandated by Congress, CIA is reviewing available information and past research programs concerning parapsychological phenomena, mainly "remote viewing," to determine whether they might have any utility for intelligence collection. CIA sponsored research on this subject in the 1970's. At that time, the program--always considered speculative and controversial--was determined to be unpromising. CIA is also in the process of declassifying the program's history.We expect to complete the current review this autumn and to make a recommendation regarding any future work by the US Intelligence Community in this area.