Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF) (Department of the Navy, Naval Operations)

Ken Whittle filed this request with the Department of the Navy, Naval Operations of the United States of America.
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Multi Request Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF)
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From: Ken Whittle

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all information, memorandum, video, reports, communications, analysis and catalogs relating to the cases, reports and sightings analyzed and those that are currently being analyzed by the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF).

Link: https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2314065/establishment-of-unidentified-aerial-phenomena-task-force/

"On Aug. 4, 2020, Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved the establishment of an Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Task Force (UAPTF). The Department of the Navy, under the cognizance of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security, will lead the UAPTF.

The Department of Defense established the UAPTF to improve its understanding of, and gain insight into, the nature and origins of UAPs. The mission of the task force is to detect, analyze and catalog UAPs that could potentially pose a threat to U.S. national security.

As DOD has stated previously, the safety of our personnel and the security of our operations are of paramount concern. The Department of Defense and the military departments take any incursions by unauthorized aircraft into our training ranges or designated airspace very seriously and examine each report. This includes examinations of incursions that are initially reported as UAP when the observer cannot immediately identify what he or she is observing."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Ken Whittle

From: Department of the Navy, Naval Operations

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* Tracking Number: DON-NAVY-2020-011303
* Requester Name: Ken Whittle
* Date Submitted: 08/19/2020
* Request Status: Submitted
* Description:
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From: Department of the Navy, Naval Operations

Dear Mr. Whittle:

I hope all is well with you and yours. Please find attached, the final response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of August 19, 2020, addressed to the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Your request was assigned the above referenced Department of Navy FOIA number.

Thank you,

Camille V'Estres

Paralegal Specialist| FOIA Coordinator

Office of Naval Intelligence

From: Department of the Navy, Naval Operations

DON-NAVY-2020-011303 has been processed with the following final disposition: No Records.