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Submit a Report: U.S. Government Programs or Activities 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. These reports will be used to inform AARO’s congressionally directed Historical Record Report.
Please do NOT submit any information that is potentially CLASSIFIED, or unclassified information that is not publicly releasable (e.g. subject to export control regulations). If you are unsure whether the information you have is classified or CUI, please do not submit it on this website.
Please note that reporting is limited at this time to current or former U.S. Government employees, military personnel, or contractor personnel with direct knowledge of U.S. Government programs or activities related to UAP dating back to 1945. AARO is NOT currently accepting reports of UAP sightings/encounters from the general public. In the future, reporting eligibility will be expanded to the general public and include reports of any event related to UAP.
Please do NOT report secondhand information or hearsay regarding UAP programs or activities. Please encourage those with firsthand knowledge to come forward and share their information and experiences with AARO.
Please do NOT use this unclassified website to submit current operational reports of UAP sightings/encounters that have occurred in the course of your official U.S. Government duties as a Service member, federal employee, or contractor personnel. Please follow the process established by your service branch or federal agency to report the information to AARO.
Following the submission of your report, AARO staff may reach out to request additional detail or arrange for an informational interview.
Yes. Per the James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, individuals may report to AARO without fear of violating the terms of current or previous nondisclosure agreements (NDA). However, other than authorized disclosures made to AARO, individuals are required to abide to their lifetime commitment to safeguard classified national security information and expected to continue protecting information in accordance with their original NDA.
By law, AARO may receive all UAP-related information, including any classified national security information, regardless of any restrictive access controls, special access programs, or compartmented access programs. Moreover, there is no restriction to AARO receiving any past or present UAP-related information, regardless of the organizational affiliation of the original classification authority within DoD, the Intelligence Community, or any other U.S. Government department or agency. As a reminder, individuals cannot report classified national security information on this website.
 NDAA for FY2023, section 1673(b)(1): An authorized disclosure shall not be subject to a nondisclosure agreement entered into by the individual who makes the disclosure; shall be deemed to comply with any regulation or order issued under the authority of Executive Order 13526 (50 U.S.C. 31617 note; relating to classified national security information) or chapter 18 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.D. 2271 et seq.); and is not a violation of section 798 of title 18, United States Code, or other provision of law relating to the disclosure of information.
Individuals who make authorized disclosures to AARO are explicitly protected from reprisal under law, per the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY2023. If you believe you have experienced reprisal for making an authorized disclosure to AARO, please submit a report to the DoD Office of the Inspector General Hotline, Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General Hotline, Department of Energy Office of the Inspector General Hotline, Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Hotline, or the IG office of your current or former federal agency.
 NDAA for FY 2023, Section 1673(b)(2)(A): An employee of a department or agency of the federal government, or of a contractor, subcontractor, grantee, subgrantee, or personal services contractor of such a department or agency, who has authority to take, direct others to take, recommend, or approve any personnel action, shall not, with respect to such authority, take or fail to take, or threaten to take or fail to take, a personnel action, including the revocation or suspension of security clearances, or termination of employment, with respect to any individual as a reprisal for any authorized disclosure.
James M. Inhofe National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023