2023 US Defense Budget UAP Provisions
President Joe Biden signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law in December of 2022. Among other items in the $816.7B bill, a major change was made to how the DoD classified UFO/UAPs. The notable change was made to the acronym UAP, which was changed from "unidentified aerial phenomenon" to the broader "unidentified anomalous phenomena", noting UAP "is anything in space, in the air, on land, in the sea or under the sea that can't be identified, and which might pose a threat to U.S. military installations or operations." Additionally, provisions within the NDAA require a historical record report be compiled under the scope of the All-domain Anomalous Resolution Office.