Article:MEMORANDUM FOR DISTRIBUTION
SUBJECT: Evaluation of the DoD’s Actions Regarding the Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (Project No. D2021-DEV0SN-0116.000)
We plan to begin the subject evaluation in May 2021. The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which the DoD has taken actions regarding Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives.
We will perform the evaluation at the Offices of the Secretary of Defense, Military Services, Combatant Commands, Combat Support Agencies, Defense Agencies, and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations. We may identify additional locations during the evaluation.
Please provide us with a point of contact for the evaluation within 5 days of the date of this memorandum. The point of contact should be a Government employee or Military Service Member—a GS-15, pay band equivalent, or the military equivalent. Send the contact’s name, title, grade/pay band, phone number, and e-mail address to [REDACTED]
You can obtain information about the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General from DoD Directive 5106.01, “Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD),” April 20, 2012, as amended; and DoD Instruction 7050.03, “Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense Access to Records and Information,” March 22, 2013. Our website is www.dodig.mil.
I've bolded the sections of the above that are not boilerplate for other evaluation announcements. The only two such things are the objective line and the list of offices at which the evaluation is to be performed.
Compare with another evaluation:
Objective: "The objective of this evaluation is to determine the extent to which DoD Program Managers for mission critical aircraft are planning and conducting high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) life cycle testing in accordance with DoD Instruction 3150.09"
Offices: Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense, the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, and selected Military Service program management offices.
So it seems that the list of offices is a significant clue to the nature of the evaluation. I think of particular interest is the inclusion in the UAP evaluation of "Military Criminal Investigative Organizations"
Possibly also relevant is the distribution list:
SECRETARIES OF THE MILITARY DEPARTMENTS
CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF
UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY
COMMANDER, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
COMMANDER, U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND
COMMANDER, U.S. SPECIAL OPERATIONS
COMMAND DIRECTOR, DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY DIRECTOR,
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY/CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
AUDITOR GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE