I think the opposite
I think all human program for search in space are fakes to distract the public from the real quick path to have contacts or encounter with aliens. They use those program like SETI to make people believe that no life has been found yet. NASA is the worst of all!
They made themselves seen as credible by the public because they "have technologies" to observe space and collect data so people believe them but they are liars. The only reason why those agencies and programs exist is to put satellite in orbit around the planet and that's it. They know we exist, aliens, and that we are here but they hide it from the public and they fill your brain with B S saying that the elite in space programs are not finding alien life.
It think that those programs look like a psyop a lot more that the believing community and the experiencer cases database available in ufology. Those programs are meant to give the public the impression that human agencies know what they are doing and that they are credible when they are not. They are a joke!
Many people will be fooled by space agencies and their "program" that "discovers" the universe using technologies from the planet. I have a personal encounter with alien beings and I can tell you that they are here and in contact with human beings in many different ways and it is not by searching in space that you will find them better than around here on the ground. They look like human if it can help you when they are walking on the ground.
The only thing governments do is to lie to the public and hide to truth: Aliens are here!
I don't mind human beings doing their own research and development. it is their right but they shall someday start to tell real things like "Oh yeah we are dumb" or "Sorry we messed up informing the public"
Or maybe it is more classified than I thought and actually space agencies doesn't even know about the alien programs on Earth such as the hybridization one that I know from being in Canada and an active participant. One thing for sure after being visited by a Canadian governmental representative is that within the Canadian government, they are aware and participating to our activities. I don't know if it is just their secret service that are aware since it is the only people I have dealt with but for sure they know, it is confirmed.
When you think you are an alien because an alien told you so and then a "CSIS officer" comes to you and confirm it and say things about aliens making me know that the government is aware but is still lying to the public and hiding the truth. Mainly on alien's requests!
Aliens asked the human governments contacted to keep it secret.
Countries that does not comply to secrecy are not involved pretty much. Only countries that accepted to classified their aliens are in active contact and business.
I am sorry and I can already imagine your reply lol!
Space agencies and program like SETI, that is what is a psyop!