Saturday, January 20, 2018

DIA: More Time Needed for UFO-Pentagon FOIA Requests

Shot from video published in conjunction with reports of AATIP,
a Pentagon UFO venture involving Robert Bigelow
The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) provided an interim response for an FOIA request seeking clarification about the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program (AATIP). The DIA indicated more time is needed to process the request. A letter dated Jan. 10, 2018, and composed by FOIA and Declassification Services Office Chief Alesia Y. Williams, stated in part:
This is an interim response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated December 23, 2017, requesting copies of all contracts pertaining to the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, (AATIP) this includes contracts undertaken and funding provided to Bigelow Aerospace...
We will be unable to respond to your request within the FOIA's 20 day statutory time period due to unusual circumstances. These unusual circumstances could be: (a) the need to search for and collect records from a facility geographically separated from this office; (b) the potential volume of records responsive to your request; and (c) the need for consultation with one or more other agencies which have substantial interest in either the determination or the subject matter of the records. For these reasons, your request has been placed in our queue and will be worked in the order the request was received. Our current administrative workload is in excess of 1,139 requests.

The body of the original Dec. 23, 2017, FOIA request contained the following:
Please provide copies of all contracts pertaining to the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program. This includes contracts undertaken with and funding provided to Bigelow Aerospace.
All paperwork is requested concerning the Advanced Aviation Threat Identification Program, as recently reported by major news outlets to have operated no less than 2007 to 2012. Requested are all reports composed by personnel of the program, reports submitted by funding recipients of the program, lists of contractors and subcontractors, and any related files and information.

A second similar request was submitted, seeking "copies of all contracts undertaken with and funding provided to the National Institute for Discovery Science. Likely date ranges would include 1995 to 2004."

Chief Williams responded, indicating once again that more time was required for "unusual circumstances" listed the same as above. Both interim response letters were dated Jan. 10, 2018.

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Further reading:

UFO-Pentagon Story Reflects Fundamental Problems

6 comments:

  1. I recently filed my first FOIA request on a program called Horse Fly at WPAFB that General Exxon mentioned in a memo that Kevin Randle got from someone else. I was very specific and patient and yet they still said they couldn't find anything even though it was mentioned in official documents. Is the government just making up excuses or can they really not locate some of these documents? In your case Jack, I love how they gave you 3 options as to why your request is being set aside and instead of telling you which one is holding it up, they are more or less telling you "pick one, that's the reason."

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    1. Former government worker here . . . there's always at least a 50/50 chance records can't be located because they were destroyed by mistake or accident (yeah, it really does happen) or they're mistakenly filed under the informal identifier that was used internally at the time that's now been lost to institutional memory.

      Remember, 99% of the people working for the government and military are working stiffs no different from those in the private sector. And, they're just as prone to making dumb mistakes. So every record that can't be located doesn't automatically mean a cover up, even through that's what UFO buffs want to believe.

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  2. This response you got seems like an automated answer. Also it doesn't make any sense. How can they tell that your request cannot be answered because of circumstances, when they don't even know what these aforementioned circumstances are? "These unusual circumstances could be". This whole automated response is a lie, and indicates that the govt didn't even bother trying to answer your request, in fact I bet no one even read your request. It just went through a computer which then placed it in the queue.

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  3. More Fluff, delays delays delays.At this point in time.There are more people then ever. That have sighted extraterrestial craft.They are here. We don't care about what the goverment says. We know,UFO's exist! Certain ET species,have been,And Still are working with different govermental agencys.

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  4. E.T. phoned home. 0010110 = ..-.--. =
    [ ..- .--. ], [ .. -. / -- . ], [ .. - / .-- . ], [ ..- / .-- . ] =
    "Up, In Me, It We, U We" in Morse code.

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  5. Our whole government and political system is a farce. It wasn't this way along time ago. But it definitely is now.

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