Poor ET will have to wait a tad bit longer to be found as SETI has shut down its Allen Telescope Array due to lack of funding.
Frank Marchis of Cosmic Diary writes:
The future of the ATA may depend of the US Air Force program. Unfortunately, because of the recent federal finance turmoil, no clear decision has been taken with enough time to keep the observatory running. Since April 15, the observatory is in hibernation.