Critical Update: Revisiting the Government’s Evolving-But-Still-Complicated Relationship with UFOs

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A new provision means new oversight within the Defense Department.

Season 12 of Nextgov’s Critical Update Podcast will take listeners on a trip down memory lane—and provide fresh updates on some of our top, prior episodes.

And to kick it off, there’s much to update on the unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP, front. 

Since the launch of our season 8 podcast on that topic, Congress has mandated the Defense Department to formally stand a federal office, organizational structure, and authorities to confront this modern term for UFOs. 

This latest episode details the significance of that new requirement—and reflects on what made the previous interviews so special. 

You can listen to the full episode below or download and subscribe to Critical Update in Apple Podcasts or Google Play.