You can put away your tinfoil hats and tell Scotty you don’t need more power right now, because the Pentagon is not going to tell you what it knows on UFOs, regardless of what a congressional bill says.

That part of the latest Covid-19 relief bill, which this publication has read, only makes public old info and anything the Pentagon and the spy agencies want public. Which, as a former member of the intelligence community I can tell you, is not much. You see dear civilian, you don’t, as we used to say in the IC, have a need to know.

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And anyway, you’re not missing that much. Most of unexplained aerial phenomena are our new tech or Chinese or Russian new tech. The small amount that’s left? Nobody likely knows. If they do? Well, you and I sure as hell aren’t finding out.

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FNC: “President Trump’s signature Sunday on the $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill started a 180-day countdown for the Pentagon and spy agencies to say what they know about UFOs. The provision received very little attention in part because it wasn’t included in the text of the 5,593-page legislation, but as a “committee comment” attached to the annual intelligence authorization act, which was rolled into the massive bill. The Senate Intelligence Committee, chaired by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said in the comment it ‘directs the [director of national intelligence], in consultation with the Secretary of Defense and the heads of such other agencies… to submit a report within 180 days of the date of enactment of the Act, to the congressional intelligence and armed services committees on unidentified aerial phenomena’…The report must also contain ‘[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 … and an assessment of whether this unidentified aerial phenomena activity may be attributed to one or more foreign adversaries.’ ” The DNI will look at that, chuckle, and file it into oblivion. Eventually, some GS12 will be told to write a press release on it. The end.

Defense Department spokesperson Sue Gough told press: “We are aware that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence committee report on the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal 2021 included a requirement for the Director of National Intelligence, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, to submit a report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs) within 180 days of enactment.” “We are aware…” Not, “Yippety skippy, we’re right on that!” But, “we are aware.” Uh huh.

Chris Mellon, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence, told The Debrief that “the newly enacted Intelligence Authorization Act incorporates the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report language calling for an unclassified, all-source report on the UAP phenomenon. This was accomplished in the Joint Explanatory Statement accompanying the bill…Assuming the Executive Branch honors this important request, the nation will at long last have an objective basis for assessing the validity of the issue and its national security implications. This is an extraordinary and long overdue opportunity.” No it won’t and no it isn’t. But it passes for government work in the lazy hazy period between Christmas and Epiphany.