The Pentagon’s All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO), the official investigative authority within the DoD tasked with evaluating unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP), has just launched a secure portal for receiving information from U.S. military personnel.
The Pentagon announced on Tuesday, October 31, that the secure reporting mechanism would now be accessible through AARO’s official website, which launched earlier this year.
“Today, consistent with Section 1673 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, the department launched the second phase of the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office’s secure mechanism for authorized reporting of unidentified anomalous phenomena,” read a Pentagon statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
However, in contrast to the DoD’s official statement released on Tuesday, the new secure system is not intended as a reporting mechanism for military personnel who have made actual observations of UAP themselves. Instead, the new reporting page on AARO’s website emphasizes that information should only be provided by those who have personal knowledge of U.S. government programs related to UAP.
“AARO is accepting reports from current or former U.S. Government employees, service members, or contractor personnel with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945,” reads a portion of the new secure reporting page. “These reports will be used to inform AARO’s congressionally directed Historical Record Report.”
While the new reporting mechanism offers the assurance of protection for military personnel who use it to submit such information, those who believe they have information related to UAP programs that may be of interest to AARO and its investigations are nonetheless cautioned against submitting any classified information.
“Please do NOT submit any information that is potentially CLASSIFIED, or unclassified information that is…