DATE: 14 February 1997
REPLY TO ATTN OF:N5P
SUBJECT: Discontinuing Protection of NSA Presence at Menwith Hill Station
1. Under Public Law 86-36 NSA is empowered to protect "the fact of NSA presence at Menwith Hill Station (MHS)" with the caveat "FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY." After consultation with GCHQ and SUSLO London, we have mutually determined that there is not sufficient cause or justification to continue to protect this fact. Therefore, effective immediately, "the fact of NSA presence at MHS" will be treated as unclassified information and will no longer require protection with the FOUO caveat. The fact of an [approx four words deleted] will continue to be protected at the CONFIDENTIAL level. Procedures and guidance for the disclosure of unclassified NSA/CSS information are set forth in NSA/CSS Regulation No 10-11, Release Of Unclassified NSA/CSS Information.
2. (FOUO) If you have additional questions, my point of contact is Ms. [name deleted], N5P6, on 963-4582 or [deleted]@n.nsa.
JAMES P. CAVANAUGH
Chief, Office of Policy