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08STATE84509
2008-08-06 19:14:00
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Secretary of State
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MGCH01: VIRTUAL MONITORING GROUP FORMATION

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						UNCLAS STATE 084509 


INFORM CONSULS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR ASEC CASC KFLO MARR PREL PINR AMGT CD
KOLY

SUBJECT: MGCH01: VIRTUAL MONITORING GROUP FORMATION
REGARDING THE SUMMER 2008 OLYMPICS IN CHINA



1. The Executive Secretary has directed the Bureau of
East Asian and Pacific Affairs to form a Monitoring Group
to coordinate all State Department activities regarding
the 2008 Olympics, effective 0800 EDT August 7, 2008. The
Monitoring Group will operate virtually with support from
the Operations Center, but will be prepared to upgrade to
physical staffing as events warrant.

The Monitoring Group can be reached through the Department
of State's Operations Center (202-647-7640) and by
unclassified email at OlympicsMG@state.gov or classified
email at OlympicsMG@state.sgov.gov. The Monitoring Group
will operate via collaborative Intellipedia Portal on the
SIPRNet classified system at:

http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Olym pics_Summer_2008

and on the unclassified system at:

http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/Portal:Olympics_ Summer_2008

Please note that these web addresses are case sensitive.



2. The Monitoring Group is under the direction of John
Norris, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of
East Asian and Pacific Affairs. The Monitoring Group also
includes representatives of CA, DS and S/ES.



3. The Monitoring Group is the center of all Department
activity regarding the Olympics. All reporting related to
the Monitoring Group should include the same indicator
which appears at the beginning of the subject line of this
message: MGCH01. Cable traffic should include the KOLY
tag.



4. Embassy Beijing should take the following actions
immediately:

(a) Inform the Monitoring Group and the Department of
State's Operations Center immediately of any changes in
email or telephone contact numbers for post's Joint
Operations Center.

(b) Start a single, comprehensive log of all significant
events and action items. The log should be especially
attentive to reporting and information passed via secure
and non-secure voice. Log should be forwarded to S/ES at
the conclusion of the Monitoring Group.

(c) Continue to prepare daily situation reports (sitrep)
for as long as the Monitoring Group is in operation.



5. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED
RICE


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