Office of the Director of National Intellgence
Established in 2005, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) is a U.S. government agency responsible for overseeing and coordinating the efforts of the 18 organizations within the United States Intelligence Community, including the CIA, NSA, and FBI.
In conjunction with other agencies in the United States Intelligence Community, the ODNI has participated in the research and evaluation of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena, often referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs. Recently, the U.S. government has displayed a growing interest in exploring and understanding UAP sightings and incidents, particularly those involving military personnel and facilities.
Upon Congress's request, the ODNI released the "Preliminary Assessment: Unidentified Aerial Phenomena" report on June 25, 2021. This report presented a summary of UAP incidents documented by military personnel from 2004 to 2021, with the goal of assessing potential threats posed by UAPs and examining the current methods for gathering and analyzing pertinent data. The report indicated that most UAP incidents remained unexplained and recommended enhancing data collection, analysis, and sharing to better understand these phenomena. Additionally, it emphasized the importance of a standardized reporting procedure and the integration of UAP data from diverse sources to enable more effective analysis and a comprehensive insight into the phenomena.