National Program Office (NPO) was an office of the United States Government,
established to ensure continuity of government in the event of a national
disaster. The NPO was established by a secret executive order (National
Security Decision Directive 55) signed on 14 September 1982 by President Ronald
Reagan during the Cold War in preparation for a nuclear war, presumably with
the Soviet Union.
NPO plan was classified Top Secret, codeword Pegasus. It was also referred to
as Project 908 (also known as “Nine Naught Eight”).
only oversight was by a Project Pegasus committee chaired by then-Vice
President George Herbert Walker Bush. The committee included The Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff (or his deputy), FBI Director William H. Webster,
Attorney General Edwin Meese III and other top cabinet officials.
action officer for the project was Marine Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North, who
then worked at the National Security Council under retired Marine Lieutenant
Colonel Robert McFarlane.
following are documents released about the NPO under the Freedom of Information
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Intelligence Agency (CIA) Documents [7 Pages, 0.6MB]
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Intelligence Agency (DIA) Documents [1 Page, 0.8MB] – The DIA did refer out
a couple documents, but claim the rest of the material they have on this topic,
is classified, and denied the release of it.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Documents [906 Pages, 84MB] – These documents
were released to me in November of 2014 and added to The Black Vault on March
28, 2015. According to the FBI’s response letter, there MAY have be additional
records, which I requested. However, in June of 2015, I was informed that
if there were additional records, they were destroyed
on 9/27/2009. Yet, another example, of lost history.
Office of the Assistance Secretary of Defense (OSD) / Joint
of the Assistance Secretary of Defense (OSD) / Joint Staff (JS) [6
Pages, 0.6MB] –