After being interviewed by four representatives from Camp Detrick (Maryland), the intelligence agency decided his knowledge of chemical and biological warfare was too valuable not to use. While being questioned, Blome divulged the names of several bacteriologist experts, along with their locations, who were then recruited to work for the government. He also shared the secrets to executing successful biological warfare. In 1951, Blome was hired by the U.S. Chemical Corps under Project 63, an extension of Operation Paperclip. Blome collected $6,000 paychecks from the government to advance the military's knowledge and use of biological weapons. Most of his research remains classified.