“Today In Washington: Capital Quote”,
11 May 1966 (The Gettysburg Times, Pennsylvania)
The U.S. Air Force planned to hire scientists to help it check out selected UFO reports, The Gettysburg Times reports:
The whole article:
“ ‘The help of more individuals within the scientific community will be sought through contracts calling for prompt, in-depth investigation of selected UFO reports.’ – The Defense Department announcement that the Air Force is planning to hire scientists to help it check out flying saucer reports.”
This effort by the U.S. Department of Defense led to the University of Colorado UFO Project (November 1966-November 1968).