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HOUSE INTELLIGENCE SUBCMTE HRG ON UNIDENTIFIED AERIAL PHENOMENA, May 17, 2022, DC, 9:00 am ET

Update, May 13: The committee changed the start time to 9:00 am ET and it will take place in HVC-210, in the House Visitor Center. Note that the first part of the hearing will be public, but it will be followed by a classified briefing.

Original Entry: The House Intelligence Committee’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence and Counterproliferation will hold a hearing on May 17, 2022 on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs), the current term for what once was called Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs). The hearing is at 10:00 am ET in 2360 Rayburn House Office Building and will be webcast.

Witnesses are:

  • Ronald S. Moultrie, under secretary of defense for intelligence and security, and
  • Scott W. Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence

The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have expressed strong interest in recent years about UAPs that have been reported by military officers, especially Navy pilots, because they may be tests of advanced technologies possessed by terrestrial adversaries like Russia or China.

The hearing was not posted on the committee’s website as of May 10, but the media advisory is reproduced below:

** MEDIA ADVISORY **

TUESDAY, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. EST 

House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee

to Hold Open Hearing on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

 Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EST, the House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee, chaired by Congressman André Carson (D-Ind.), will hold an open hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Following the open portion of the hearing, the subcommittee will hold a closed, classified briefing.

“The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks – especially those we do not fully understand,” said Chairman Carson. “Since coming to Congress, I’ve been focused on the issue of unidentified aerial phenomena as both a national security threat and an interest of great importance to the American public. And I’m pleased to chair the first open Intelligence Committee hearing on these events. It will give the American people an opportunity to learn what there is to know about these incidents. And I look forward to hearing from our witnesses on this critical matter.”

“There’s still much to learn about unidentified aerial phenomena and the potential risks they may pose to our national security. But one thing is sure – the American people deserve full transparency, and the federal government and Intelligence Community have a critical role to play in contextualizing and analyzing reports of UAPs,” said Chairman Schiff. “The purpose of this hearing is to give the public an opportunity to hear directly from subject matter experts and leaders in the Intelligence Community on one of the greatest mysteries of our time, and to break the cycle of excessive secrecy and speculation with truth and transparency. I’m grateful to Congressman Carson for his continued leadership, and push for transparency, on this important issue.”

WHO:

Honorable Ronald S. Moultrie, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security

Scott W. Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence

WHERE:         2360 RHOB

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. EST

This hearing is open to credentialed members of the press who have RSVPed to their respective press galleries.

House Radio/TV Gallery:

radiotv@mail.house.gov

202-225-5214

House Periodical Gallery:

periodical.press@mail.house.gov

202-225-2941

House Daily Press Gallery:

dailypressgallery@mail.house.gov

202-225-3945

Photographer Gallery:

press_photo@saa.senate.gov

202-224-6548

The hearing will also be live streamed here.

Details

Date:
May 17, 2022
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 pm