Through history, lessons learned, analytical studies, and outreach programs, the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance supports NRO Leadership and the Intelligence Community and they shape our national security.
Our vision in the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance is to have a mission-oriented influence on NRO decisionmaking by sharing the CSNR's research-based insight into the discipline of national reconnaissance.
Our primary mission is to advance and shape the Intelligence Community’s understanding of the discipline, practice, and history of national reconnaissance. Our objective is to ensure that NRO Leadership has the analytical framework and historical context to make effective policy and programmatic decisions. We focus on social science and historical research, with a goal to enable the NRO to meet its mission objectives.