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Cryptonym: KUJUMP

Definition:
The Domestic Contact Division, also known as the Domestic Contact Service during the 1960s. Also known as the Office of Operations, or "OO", as well as other titles. Responsible for soliciting domestic sources for foreign intelligence information.
Status:
Documented
Discussion:
The Church Committee found that it was originally part of the Central Intelligence Group in 1946, "responsible for soliciting domestic sources for foreign intelligence information. Renamed the Domestic Contact Division in 1951; became a component of the DDI in 1952; renamed the Domestic Contact Service...; transferred to DDO in 1973 and renamed the Domestic Collection Division." https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=1160&relPageId=109&search=%22domestic_contact%20service%22 Domestic Contact Service gets the most hits on MFF. Also search under Domestic Contacts Service; Domestic Contact Division; Domestic Contacts Division; Domestic Collection Division; Domestic Collections Division; Office of Operations; KUJUMP; and its later iterations KULOOK and WODISH. This agency monitored personalities such as Robert Edward Webster, an American defector to the USSR referred to in Gary Hill's book as "The Other Oswald" and George de Mohrenschildt.
Sources:

104-10061-10115: LIST OF NAMES RE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION INVESTIGATION

This page (62) and two pages hence (64) provide the definition given by the CIA to HSCA staffers for KUJUMP: "Office of Operations (OO)."

104-10436-10012: NEW CASE 26188- GEORGE D. MITCHELL AND GEORGE DE MOHRENSCHILDT

11/22/57 memo from Chief, Contact Division (WE/N), signed by E. M. Ashcraft to Chief, Houston Office, attn: Jim Moore, Dallas Resident Agent, re New Case 26188, George D. Mitchell (S68211) and George de Mohrenschildt (A68211): Mitchell, a geophysical consultant and de Mohrenschildt, a petroleum geologist and engineer, "were scheduled to go to Yugoslavia for eight months beginning in February 1957. Mitchell and Mohrenschildt were to serve as consulting seismologist and exploratory geologist respectively in assisting the Yugoslav government in organizing a program of oil exploration making use of modern geophysical techniques. Biographic Register has requested that these men be contacted upon their return for biographic information on the Yugoslav scientists with whom they were in contact..."

104-10335-10001: ARRB REQUEST - CIA-2: BACKGROUND QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTION

Note ARRB's request #32 to the CIA - KUJUMP - with the explanation below.

104-10335-10https://www.maryferrell.org/php/crypsuedit.php?type=crypt&id=KUJUMP&action=review#001 ARRB REQUEST - CIA-2: BACKGROUND QUESTIONS ON THE COLLECTION

The CIA's response to ARRB request #32: "Was Office of Operations (OO); later Domestic Contact Service (DCS)."

Joan Mellen, "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" (2008) http://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Essay_-_Who_Was_Lee_Harvey_Oswald.html

"(In) Thomas B. Casasin’s memo to Walter P. Haltigan, Casasin writes: “as chief of the 6 Branch I had discussed – sometime in Summer 1960 (he later corrected that date to “1962”) with the then Chief and Deputy Chief of the 6 Research Section the laying on of interview(s) [with Oswald] through KUJUMP [the operations division] or other suitable channels.” KUJUMP had a contacts division for debriefing persons. KUJUMP was synonymous with 00 (Contacts Division)."

104-10236-10009: SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR RESCATE CHANNEL TO PASS INFORMATION T KUBARK

10/2/62 memo: Request to set up meeting between KUJUMP and Mario del Canal/AMOT-110 denied - info from del Canal as a RESCATE official already being passed through the Consejo group. This may be an attempt by Tony Varona to find out other local CIA contacts.

000-00000-00000: MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS FROM AARC CIA COLLECTION, BOX 113

10/23/62: Memo from Executive Director Lyman Kirkpatrick to Director, CIA: "The Office of Operations is disbanded. Contact Division to DDP as nucleus for Domestic Division." At p. 3: "It was decided not to transfer Contact Division of OO (to the Domestic Division) until the end of 1962."

104-10059-10181: RECOLLECTIONS OF THOMAS B. CASASIN ABOUT OSWALD UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR IN USSR

11/25/63 memo from Thomas B. Casasin to Walter Haltigan: "It makes little difference now, but REDWOOD had at one time an OI interest in Oswald. As soon as I had heard Oswald's name, I recalled that as chief of the 6 branch I had discussed - sometime in summer 1960 - with the then Chief and Deputy Chief of the 6 Research Division the laying on of interview(s) through KUJUMP or other suitable channels."

Bill Simpich, "The Twelve Who Built the Oswald Legend" - Preface: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Essay_-_Oswald_Legend_Preface.html

12/3/63: A final anecdote illustrates the importance of DCD. Who was the head of the Domestic Contacts Division in 1963? E. M. Ashcraft. There is a cryptic note that states "Ask Ashcraft - OO on Oswald" (see the bleed-through on upper right corner of this 12/3/63 document). Here is a better copy. There has been much analysis about what this note means. To me, it means that DCD chief Ashcraft was the logical person to ask if you wanted to learn more about Oswald."

104-10001-10144: CABLE RE CONTACTING RITA AND MONICA KRAMER RE PHOTOS OF OSWALD

3/19/64 routing slip, Shirley Stetson of CD/OO Support reported on Mina Voellmy of CD/OO interviewing Rita Naman and Monica Kramer re photo of Oswald that they took of him in the USSR during 1962. Stetson also monitored Webster since at least 1962, see https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=55073&relPageId=195&search=stetson_AND%20%22CD/OO%22

1994.04.13.14:58:27:500005: Reel 44, Folder J - LEE HARVEY OSWALD SOFT FILE.

6/16/64 memo from Raymond Rocca, Chief, CI/R&A to R. S. Travis, Support Branch, CD/OO, Subject: Unfounded Allegations Regarding a KGB Terrorist School..."Reference is made to a memorandum, dated 16 June 1964, concerning certain allegations made by a contact...of your New Haven Resident Agency...our information shows that there has been no Soviet State Security (now KGB) school in Minsk since 1947." Also see related letter by Helms (which originated from T. Hall in Rocca's CIRA office) with same findings at p. 264.

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Contributors:
Carmine Savastano • Bill Simpich

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