GovExec Daily: UFOs and the Pentagon
Nextgov's Brandi Vincent speaks to former Sen. Harry Reid about the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program and how the government is monitoring the threats.
In recent years, the Pentagon has confirmed the authenticity of videos depicting military pilots seeing unidentified flying objects. In fact, last year, the Office of Naval Intelligence launched the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force to standardize data collection on the issue. But the Pentagon’s role in this is not that new. In 2007, the unclassified but largely unknown Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was appropriated for five years, largely because of the efforts of former Senator Harry Reid.
As part of Nextgov’s Emerging Tech summit event recently, Nextgov reporter and frequent GovExec Daily guest Brandi Vincent spoke to Reid. In this episode, they discuss how the government and technology come together to monitor unidentified aerial phenomena in the pursuit of security.