10 April 2022, updated 3 Feb 2023
Before I forget it, I must thank all of you, especially the Ops and our tech support, who have made the last five years so successful since we went operational in May of 2018. But during the last couple of years we, on the staff side of MADAR, have been thinking about the security of the operation and the future, since none of us are getting any younger. But because of issues we have had, especially with so many nodes having unchecked control of false alarms, it has been hard to work on some things which should have been priorities. Needless to say we are very vulnerable right now. The secret I think is the state control of each MADAR operation. Without my presence a state can use guidelines and actually take the helm in several important areas. And what a state does can be totally separate from what other states don't do. Here is what you CAN do.
Everyone has access to the MADAR 101 papers at
In this series I have addressed all of the important issues so that someone in each state needs to know these instructions or where certain directives are. I'm updating all of them and re-numbering them according to priorities and especially in the rotation for getting nodes operating most efficiently as quick as possible. Simply put, the states have the tools.
Each state needs a MADAR "ufo officer". We have recently re-named this person a "State MADAR Analyst". I have stressed this idea several times and some states have adopted this policy. The main priority here is to look for good sightings while they are fresh. Then look for MADAR hits near them. Let's face it, if the sighting isn't compelling, scientists looking at our data won't be impressed. Just having a UFO isn't enough, but at this point we are looking for convincing incidents that have a MADAR "signature". If you find a good sighting we will help you in a flash. The volunteer should have enough to do just doing that while they do their regular investigatory work.
We have a number of reports, updated and posted every week that are supposed to be used by Ops. We have just introduced several CONFIDENTIAL intel reports for the state MADAR analysts. But everybody who has a MADAR dataProbe should be looking at the ones listed below. These are posted each week and every Op is requested to go to our site folder to see if they are on any of these lists.
a) An NOL (Not OnLine) Report. It shows who is offline and when the node was last Online.
Information on MADAR and how to order the MADAR-III DataProbe can also be found at: