The purpose of these contacts is threefold. The first phase is to document the events and establish public awareness which is almost complete. The second phase is to rise to the occasion training ambassadors of peace to inter-phase with these benevolent off world visitors and secure a military stand down. In the interest of national security and common sense it is wise to align with those of superior technology in peace as allies rather than greet them with aggression.
Despite the Hollywood movies any conflict with off world visitors with the capability of interstellar, inter-dimensional and time travel would be a very arrogant and unwise decision. UFOs have a long deep rooted presence in the history of Earth and if they were going to conquer, destroy or consider us fine dining it would have happened long ago.
The last phase is to create a template, a Galactic Exchange Center like none other where full inter-phase and exchange of wisdom and technologies can occur.