The Pentagon is now required to present its findings to the public on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) due to a Senate Committee Report last month.
The goal is to assess if UFO sightings are advanced technology from other nations.
A consultant to the agency already briefed Defense Department officials about some of its discoveries, said The New York Times.
The report includes objects discovered from “off-world vehicles” that are not from this world.
Astrophysicist and consultant for the Pentagon Eric W. Davies examined those objects and concluded that “we couldn’t make it ourselves,”.
The Senate Committee Report
The Senate Committee report in June shows US intelligence funding for next year.
The report also mentioned a task force located at the Office of Naval Intelligence.
They call it the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (UAPTF)
According to the Report, UAPTF has to “standardize collection and reporting on unidentified aerial phenomenon.”
The UAPTF also needs to include in its report, the identification of “unidentified aerial phenomena” that pose threats to the US’ national security.
They also have to assess if these aerial threats can be attributed to any foreign enemies.
Unidentified things are flying over US military bases, American Senator Marco Rubio told CBS4 last week.
The sightings pose national security risks, said Rubio.
“If it’s something from outside this planet, that might actually be better,” said the acting chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Pentagon’s UFO Program
In 2017, the Times reported about the Pentagon’s elusive UFO Program.
Pentagon also announced that they disbanded the program in 2012.
However, a HuffPost report claims that the program is still around.
According to them, the Pentagon just changed its name and moved to another office.
The UFO Program started in 2007, said The New York Times in its 2017 report.
It was also supported by former US Senator Harry Reid.
According to the Times, the budget for this program allegedly went to an aerospace research facility, Bigelow Aerospace.
The facility was run by Robert Bigelow, a billionaire and a close friend to Reid.