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PASSED: Rep. Ruben Gallego NDAA Amendment on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

September 1, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) today announced the passage of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) concerning unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).

“It is in the national security interest of the United States to know what is flying in our skies. Whether emerging tech from strategic competitors and adversaries or aerial phenomena from unknown origins, our military must have a full intelligence picture and the tools to respond quickly to these potential threats. My amendment creates a permanent office at DoD to comprehensively evaluate these UAPs, and I’m proud to announce its inclusion in the House version of the NDAA,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations.

The approved amendment requires the Secretary of Defense to:

  • Establish an office to carry out the mission currently performed by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force (in coordination with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence);
  • Submit an annual report on unidentified aerial phenomena; and
  • Terminate the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force.