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Is There a UFO Cover-up? A Government Insider Speaks Out

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Is There a UFO Cover-up? A Government Insider Speaks Out

About six months ago, our board at UFODATA was privileged to welcome Christopher Mellon as the newest member of our team. Chris spent nearly 20 years in the federal government serving in various national security positions. For the first time, he has agreed to speak publicly about his experiences within government as they relate to UFOs. It is unusual for a man of Chris’s stature to speak openly about UFOs, which gives his statements great weight. His positions during the Clinton and Bush administrations involved high clearances; in fact, there are few people who have enjoyed such deep and wide-ranging...

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13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You

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13 Things the Government Is Trying to Keep Secret From You

“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted…the Patriot Act. As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – US Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall The President, the Head of the National Security Agency, the Department of...

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Government insider looks for UFOs, doesn’t find them at Area 51

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Government insider looks for UFOs, doesn’t find them at Area 51

A man who spent 20 years working in national security for the federal government has recently joined a group of scientist searching for evidence of UFOs. In a recent interview, he says he has been interested in the topic since childhood, and in all his time in the government, he has found no evidence of a cover-up. That includes Area 51, which he has visited in an official capacity. The government insider’s name is Chris Mellon. An interview with Mellon by author and journalist Leslie Kean was posted as a Huffington Post blog, earlier this week. According to the blog...

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Digital data and the fine line between you and your government

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Digital data and the fine line between you and your government

What if the government decided they wanted to see what your device could see and hear? Or gain real-time access to the easily digitized information that surrounds a growing crop of connected devices? Thus far, government interest in our data has focused on data residing on smartphones or sitting in data centers — take the recent legal proceedings between Apple and the FBI for example. And the same has been true in the cases that have made it through to the Supreme Court. We pay close attention to these cases because we spend hours a day on the Internet, and...

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Significant Release Of Never-Before-Seen Australian Government UFO Policy

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Significant Release Of Never-Before-Seen Australian Government UFO Policy

After months of too’ing and fro’ing, I have successfully had the Australian Department of Defence (DOD) declassify and release never-before-seen UFO policy material, and a significant fraction of it is very interesting, to say the least. But, first, I would like to do what researcher Bill Chalker calls “due diligence” and clarify a few things… Way back in 1984, The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) downgraded its investigative responsibilities in regards to UFO sightings. No longer did the RAAF’s Directorate of Air Force Intelligence (DAFI) base-level officers have to investigate all UFO sightings submitted by the general public. This wasn’t...

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