Adept Dabbler
As previously reported on this forum in detail here, on June 17 the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) published its report on the Intelligence Authorization Act (IAA), which contained language that has since been much discussed, dealing with "unidentified aerial phenomena" and "anomalous aerial vehicles." The SSCI wants the Director of National Intelligence to gather information on the subject from various components of the government, and submit a public report within 180 days of enactment of the bill (which, best guess, would be around mid-2021). One of the subjects that the Director of National Intelligence is instructed to cover in that report is: "3. A detailed analysis of data of the FBI, which was derived from investigations of intrusions of unidentified aerial phenomena data [sic] over restricted United States airspace."

On Twitter on June 23, Nick Pope, author and TV personality, speculated that the reference to the FBI "looks to be aimed at ensuring the requested report will cover the results of the FBI's investigation into those mysterious drone swarms that were witnessed in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska late last year and in early 2020." I have done and continue to do extensive FOIA work on the December-January "mystery drone" flap. In a tweet chain today, I display FOIA-obtained documents that I believe support my conclusion that the SSCI reference to the FBI has nothing to do with that recent mystery-drone flap -- but may well relate to something even more interesting.