On Thursday, August 31, the United States Department of Defense announced the launch of the official website for its UFO project known as the All-Domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO).
This website was mandated by Congress in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023. But the AARO website has been MIA up to this point. Now that the website has finally arrived, it's currently populated with some content, but it's definitely a work in progress.
According to the press release, "This website will provide information, including photos and videos, on resolved UAP cases as they are declassified and approved for public release." It continues, "The website's other content includes reporting trends and a frequently asked questions section as well as links to official reports, transcripts, press releases, and other resources that the public may find useful, such as applicable statutes and aircraft, balloon and satellite tracking sites."
One of the most important features is still lacking from the site, and that is a secure reporting tool for current and former U.S. government employees, service members, or contractors with direct knowledge of U.S. government programs or activities to contact AARO directly to make a report. But that functionality is reportedly coming soon.
Plans are also in place to implement UFO reporting processes for the general public as well.
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