UAPTF report to Congress: possible challenges to meeting the 180 days deadline and comprehensiveness
On January 14, 2021, George Knapp reports on Mystery Wire that "the clock is ticking for the Pentagon’s hush hush program to investigate UFOs", the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF). According to the Mystery Wire report, there are "challenges to meeting this deadline", and that "members of the public and media excited about the scheduled report to Congress might want to temper their expectations".
In June 2020, the Senate Intelligence Committee asked the Pentagon for a comprehensive analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena, mentioning the UAPTF.
In August 2020, the Pentagon officially announced the "Establishment of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force".
In December 2020, a $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief bill was signed into law. A provision in the bill written by Marco Rubio and others authorized the UAP task force to prepare a comprehensive analysis of unidentified aerial phenomena and submit it to Congress within 180 days - until or in June 2021.
George Knapp names at least three key points why the report probably will not be as comprehensive as many expect and/or might be postponed:
The report to Congress wil be unclassified and therefore will not contain most sensitive information. But it may have classified annexes.
The finding bill ordered the UAP task force to produce a comprehensive analysis but it provided no funding for an actual budget, only "marching orders".
It is said that there is a major change at the top of UAPTF and that "the high ranking official who has led the UFO investigation for years is out". "The Navy assigned the official to other duties".