Permanent UFO Program Created

LETA

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Although UFO talk is winding down in media circles, things are steadily progressing in Washington to move the UAP issue to the forefront. On a recent interview, Luis Elizondo informed the community of a deliberate plan set in motion to curtail the flow of new information from coming out until the appropriate time. Akin to combat stress reaction, the disclosure group composed of Elizondo et al., are trying to prevent the UAP narrative from overwhelming the public at large by unintentionally flooding all mediums with UFO revelations to the point of fatigue. If slow and steady wins the race, the best strategy calls for a gradual and measured release of information over time in order to allow the public and the government to acclimate to the new reality.

Proof that the disclosure wheels are still in motion, came on the 1st of September, when the office of United States Congressman Ruben Gallego (D) released a public statement announcing an amendment to the National Defense Authorisation Act concerning unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP). In the passed amendment, Representative Gallegos calls for the creation of a permanent US Department of Defense office exclusively dedicated to the investigation and evaluation of UFOs as potential threats to our nation. This new mandate will effectively replace the temporary Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) with a permanent UFO investigative body with more resources at its disposal.
 

LETA

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Staff
For your viewing convenience, we are citing the relevant (to us) portion of the National Defense Authorization Act.

SEC. 1652. ESTABLISHMENT OF OFFICE TO ADDRESS UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA.

(a) Establishment.--Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense, in coordination with The Director of National Intelligence, shall establish an office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense to carry out, on a Department-wide basis, the mission currently performed by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Duties.--The duties of the office established under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) Developing procedures to synchronize and standardize the collection, reporting, and analysis of incidents regarding unidentified aerial phenomena across the Department of Defense.

(2) Developing processes and procedures to ensure that such incidents from each military department are reported and incorporated in a centralized repository.

(3) Establishing procedures to require the timely and consistent reporting of such incidents.

(4) Evaluating links between unidentified aerial phenomena and adversarial foreign governments, other foreign governments, or nonstate actors.

(5) Evaluating the threat that such incidents present to the United States.

(6) Coordinating with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government, as appropriate.

(7) Coordinating with allies and partners of the United States, as appropriate, to better assess the nature and extent of unidentified aerial phenomena.

(c) Annual Report.--

(1) Requirement.--Not later than December 31, 2022, and annually thereafter until December 31, 2026, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on unidentified aerial phenomena.

(2) Elements.--Each report under paragraph (1) shall include, with respect to the year covered by the report, the following information:

(A) An analysis of data and intelligence received through reports of unidentified aerial phenomena.

(B) An analysis of data relating to unidentified aerial phenomena collected through--

(i) geospatial intelligence;

(ii) signals intelligence;

(iii) human intelligence; and

(iv) measurement and signals intelligence.

(C) The number of reported incidents of unidentified aerial phenomena over restricted air space of the United States.

(D) An analysis of such incidents identified under subparagraph (C).

(E) Identification of potential aerospace or other threats posed by unidentified aerial phenomena to the national security of the United States.

(F) An assessment of any activity regarding unidentified aerial phenomena that can be attributed to one or more adversarial foreign governments.

(G) Identification of any incidents or patterns regarding unidentified aerial phenomena that indicate a potential adversarial foreign government may have achieved a breakthrough aerospace capability.

(H) An update on the coordination by the United States with allies and partners on efforts to track, understand, and address unidentified aerial phenomena.

(I) An update on any efforts underway on the ability to capture or exploit discovered unidentified aerial phenomena.

(J) An assessment of any health-related effects for individuals that have encountered unidentified aerial phenomena.

(d) Task Force.--Not later than the date on which the Secretary establishes the office under subsection (a), the Secretary shall terminate the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force.

(e) Definitions.--In this section:

(1) The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means the following:

(A) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives.

(B) The Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate.

(2) The term ``unidentified aerial phenomena'' means airborne objects witnessed by a pilot or aircrew member that are not immediately identifiable.