Fay Report Annex: DOD Interview re: Conditions at Abu Ghraib Detention Facility

Interviewee discussed the procedures dealing in Collection Management and Dissemination (CM &D) shop - transfer of detainee information.

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Interview
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Wednesday, June 9, 2004
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Wednesday, March 2, 2005
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent agency is ODCSOPS
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT AUTHORITY: Title 10 USC Section 301; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943 (SSN). PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: To provide commanders and law enforcement officials with means by which information may be accurately ROUTINE USES: Your social security number is used as an additional/altemate means of Identification tQ facilitate filing and retrieval. DISCLOSURE: Disclosure of your social security number is voluntary.
1. LOCATION Abu Ghraib, IZ AME 12. DATE tYYYYM 2004/06/09 6. SSN TIME 1 . FILE NUMBER 7. GRADE/STATUS 1 LT/RA
8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS

Joint Interrogation Debriefing Center, Baghdad Central Corrections Facility, Iraq
WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
about 20 January, I inprocessed the JIDC and began work in the Collection Management and Dissemination (CM&D) shop. I spent the first week doing a transition with the outgoing CM&D analysts. Part of the transition training was CM&D's role in the DAB process, explained in detail below. In the DAB process, CM&D is responsible for ensuring that all requirements levied against a detainee are answered to the fullest extent possible. When a file arrived from the Interrogation Collection Element (ICE),,the DAB memo contained was reviewed. After ensuring that the memo was complete, an ISN check was done through the
database (first on an Access ­
based database, then on BATS when we switched). The purpose of this check was to check to see ifthe detainee had any requirements levied against them in the database, and to see if they had answered the requirements. There we a couple different routes the packets took from.this point based on the database check and the packet review. The first mate was if
the detainee had no requirements levied or if all the requirements had been answered, then the CM&D analyst reviewing the packet signed at the bottom of the memo indicating that there wcrc no outstanding requirements. The CM&D analyst then logged the ISN,. date recieved, date evaluated, date transferred to DAB, and a remark that included who was the reviewer and the status ofoutstanding requirements. Then the packet was walked down to DAB and placed into their recieving box. The second route no was if there were outstanding requirements that had not been answered, then the CM&D analyst decided if the ICE's justification provided enough validation for not answering the requirement. If it did, the packet was signed, logged, and delivered to DAB. If it was unclear, the CM&D analyst went to the ICE and discussed the detainee's packet and the outstanding requirement. Again, if the CM&D analyst thought there was a valid reason that the requirement had not been answered, then the packet was passed to theDAB. If not, it was returned to the ICE for further exploitation. The final route was if the ICE's justification completely failed to
validate not answering a requirement. The packet was returned to the ICE with a sticky note on the cover indicating which
requirements were still outstanding that were not addressed in the justification. The packet was not accepted until further
exploitation was done on those requirements or the ICE provided stronger written justification addressing the unfulfilled requirements. Exceptions to this standard operating procedure occured when detainees were to be released, despite their potentialintelligence or outstanding requirements, by order of the Chain of Command. In these instances, the detainees' packets were
rushed through the DAB process in order to facilitate
their release. Generally, these instances were noted in the log under theremarks section indicating by whose direction they were to be released. At no time was CM&D to remove any paperwork from a detainees packet. At no tint was CM&D to add any paperwork to a detainees packet. The only physical contact with the detainees packet came when reviewing it for the DAB process. The only alteration that CM&D was to do was sign below the ICE chief on the DAB memo indicating there were no outstanding requirements. The current process has CM&D add their statement
electronically in the memo in the 'detainee' B before delivering the hard copy of the packet to DAB. Q: Do you have
writhing to add to this statement. A:
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