The Computer has generated the following mission for your team. It has been carefully designed to ensure the maximum safety and satisfaction for your team.
Paranoia is the Irrational Fear Someone is Out To Get You(Fear) Dominant type of fear to install in the PCs: The Commie mutant traitors are losing, and that's bad.
(Irrational) General kind of weirdness or irregularity that prompts The Computer to assign a mission to the Troubleshooters: Everyone in Alpha Complex behaves in an inexplicably fearful and alarmed way toward all PCs.
(Someone) Person, people, organization or agency responsible for the situation: An Armed Forces director, who mis-keyed some form entries and mistakenly diverted military resources to "Irrational" effect. (The identity of the Someone need not be obvious at the mission's outset, and in fact things may play out more appropriately if the Someone is not discovered until late in the proceedings.)
(Out To Get You) General apparent threat posed by the situation, or the consequences if the situation is left unresolved: A mysterious command makes all autopilot vehicles home in on ORANGE (Tension 7) empty decaying and pestilential wreck of an abandoned sector: Armed Forces storage facility or warehouse, threatening terrible harm en route; the "Someone" wants a traffic jam there. The threat is real.
Mission Alert: Special "breaking news" bulletin in middle of vidshow: interrupts crucial revelation. Identifies PCs by name. Briefing location is wrong. The information is in machine-readable code, missing vowels, encrypted, etc. Computer Phreaks can help. The Computer doesn't see the problem.
Briefing: Briefing is in underground lake. Officious, schoolmasterly briefing officer sitting at the head of a classroom with blackboard and chalk; tests PCs frequently.
This Mission: We suspect ORANGE Food Vat manager (bureaucratic obstacle, drugged (thymoglandin, hydropsionic acid)), who's infiltrating a HPD & Mind Control firm for Internal Security, of being a double-agent for Corpore Metal. Infiltrate the firm and see where his allegiance lies.
Outfitting: PLC: Empty office. Door is open. No security (Tension level 0). PCs may take what they want, but have to find it themselves and fill out proper paperwork. If the paperwork isn't filled out, the items are reported stolen. May be interrupted by IR market thieves, passing looters, etc.
Debriefing: A compact office with one desk and a chair, occupied by the debriefing officer, with the PCs standing amid towers of forms, printouts and manila folders, all bearing the names of one or more PCs.
Find weird phrasing, clearly erroneous output, or other signs of filthy commie mutant traitor sabotage? Copy the offending passages and email them to the High Programmer for investigation.