Data Drop/Three

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The third Data Drop features Admiral Parangosky's reply to Stanforth's message, where she asks the Vice Admiral to return to Reach immediately and suggests they start considering the initiation of Operation: RED FLAG. Also featured is an ONI behavioral analysis of Dr. Catherine Halsey.[1]

Original document: File:DDR-A340021-0325-07-19-52.pdf
OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE/SECTION 3

DUE DILLIGENCE REPORT – A340021
0325 HOURS, JULY 19, 2552
CLASSIFIED TOP-SECRET
COMM-SCRIBED/PTS 9386-9

>> 00230-00923-MP // ADM PARANGOSKY, MARGARET ORLENDA

<< 00834-19223-HS // VADM STANFORTH, HIERONYMUS MICHAEL


RE: OPERATION: BRAVADO


Hello Harold,
Well done. I wish I could extend a more formal congratulations than that, but it'll have to wait, as will our tea. Something's come up and we need you at Reach immediately. Informants on Verge are pointing to an ultra-radical wing of the People's Occupation. Not much of a surprise there, as you've been around since well before this Covenant business started, but my water is telling me something else is brewing. We've run some numbers based on the Covenant's movement pattern over the last nine months and the results are... well, not good. Epsilon Eridani is at 87.2% probability of intersect within the next five months. Eight-seven percent. It's never been that high.


I think we need to start seriously considering RED FLAG. Send me updates on the recommendation docs you were working on back in March, so we can evaluate them here in Sydney. Obviously, keep this between you and me and don't mind the ONI trawlers on Reach combing for that data Keyes picked up. They'll being asking everyone involved questions, but remember that I sign their checks so there’s nothing to worry about. Just make sure your folks aren't withholding critical intel when it matters most.


Also, it's interesting that you should bring up Halsey. I know she'll likely be involved in anything we do with RED FLAG, but she's been on the end of a very long leash for a while now and my patience is wearing thin. Since she stumbled onto that artifact in Visegrád, she's been rummaging around in the wrong file cabinets - mine, and more specifically: the data we collected from Onyx. At this point, I'd be shocked if she hadn't pieced together what we believe the planet actually is, but I'm keeping her in Viery with half a dozen eyes watching her every move.


I'm only telling you this because I know you're fond of her and I respect you. Her free-ride days are numbered though, so you should brace yourself for that.


Take care. I'll drop you a line when you get to Hathcock.


- P


Original document: File:HABA-8293-92.pdf
HEMLEY & AUBOURN BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS May 8, 2551

NAME: HALSEY, CATHERINE ELIZABETH, M.D., Ph.D.
DOB: MARCH 19, 2492
BIRTHPLACE: PORT VERNON, ENDYMION
CURRENT RESIDENCE: CSONGRÁD, REACH
EMPLOYER: UNSC//ONI//S3//00834-19223-HS
SERVICE NUMBER: CC-409871

GENERAL COGNITIVE PERF: 98.527%
MURDOCH/FLETCHER PERF: 69.728%
TEAM COMMITMENT EVAL: 16.821%
ISHIDA COMPLEX EVAL: 39.418%
POLICY COMPLIANCE EVAL: 15.223%
HABA LIABILITY INDEX: 94.988%

ADD'L NOTES:
Not terribly forthcoming, but we didn't expect her to be going in. With such an absurdly high GCP, it's difficult to determine with any substantive accuracy whether or not the remaining metrics are reliable, but we’ve checked and cross-checked these fives times, so we’re feeling pretty safe with the results the machine spit out.

Obviously the real concern here is the net Liability index we've tracked her at. She's overall 64% higher than the average ONI rating. For this reason, we're recommending 2-3 handlers for both sites (Csongrád and Babd Catha), and surveillance whenever she's called off-planet, which we would STRONGLY discourage at this time.

ANALYST: B.M. PARKES, 8293-92

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