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Covid bill also requires Navy and FBI release data on UFOs

Was E.T. phoning home from the U.S. Capitol? Perhaps so as one of the most curious parts of the just-signed Coronavirus relief bill has to do with the Navy and UFOs.

While public and political attention focused on pork-barrel spending in the nearly $1 trillion bill, one requirement flew below radar – unidentified flying objects. At least until people started reading the 5,000-plus page document.

One of those that read far enough was the United Kingdom’s former head of the UFO division in its Defence Ministry, Nick Pope. He told The New York Post that the bill states that disclosures concerning UFOs be produced within 180 days and provided to Congress. That deadline began Sunday with President Donald Trump’s signature.

States Pope, “In this omni act that’s now been signed is the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021 and that has in it language on UFOs and specifically… UAP… Unidentified Aerial phenomena and specifically there is a request from the Senate Intelligence Committee to the Director of National Intelligence that a report be produced about the phenomenon within 180 days of enactment.”

The Senate Intelligence Committee made sure that the report must include “observed airborne objects that have not been identified.”

U.S. lawmakers are also requesting other information that has not been so forthcoming from the military, FBI or other agencies that have investigated the aerial phenomenon. Both Democrat and Republican lawmakers have demanded the following information:

1. A detailed analysis of unidentified aerial 
        phenomena data and intelligence reporting collected or 
        held by the Office of Naval Intelligence, including 
        data and intelligence reporting held by the 
        Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force;

          2. A detailed analysis of unidentified phenomena data 
        collected by:
            a. geospatial intelligence;
            b. signals intelligence;
            c. human intelligence; and
            d. measurement and signals intelligence;

          3. A detailed analysis of data of the FBI, which was 
        derived from investigations of intrusions of 
        unidentified aerial phenomena data over restricted 
        United States airspace;

          4. A detailed description of an interagency process 
        for ensuring timely data collection and centralized 
        analysis of all unidentified aerial phenomena reporting 
        for the Federal Government, regardless of which service 
        or agency acquired the information;

          5. Identification of an official accountable for the 
        process described in paragraph 4;

          6. Identification of potential aerospace or other 
        threats posed by the unidentified aerial phenomena to 
        national security, and an assessment of whether this 
        unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be 
        attributed to one or more foreign adversaries;

          7. Identification of any incidents or patterns that 
        indicate a potential adversary may have achieved 
        breakthrough aerospace capabilities that could put 
        United States strategic or conventional forces at risk; 

          8. Recommendations regarding increased collection of 
        data, enhanced research and development, and additional 
        funding and other resources.
    The report shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may 
include a classified annex.
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice