New legislation in the United States requires the government to release records related to unidentified anomalous phenomena, technologies of unknown origin, and non-human intelligence. The UAP Disclosure Act, also known as the Schumer-Rounds Amendment, is part of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. Under this act, the U.S. National Archives has to collect and release all relevant documents once 25 years have passed since their creation, or sooner if allowed by the agency that created them. The bill includes no specific definition of the terms it uses. While some UAP transparency advocates are disappointed in the bill not being as strong as they hoped, they attribute this to resistance from the Department of Defense rather than to pressure from aerospace firms. Much of the push for this release of UFO-related records comes from a broader disclosure movement, with former military and intelligence community personnel claiming that the government is hiding evidence of extraterrestrial activity. An independent study commissioned by NASA concluded that there is a lot more to learn about UAP, but no evidence that they are of extraterrestrial origin. In response to these claims, the government has formed an office to study UAP and some members of Congress have established a UAP caucus. Despite Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Christopher Mellon’s criticism of bipartisan behind-the-scenes maneuvering, the government has denied allegations of covering up UAP-related technologies.