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  • June 23, 2017 - Air Force Reserve Individual Mobilization Augmentees play a key role in ensuring those satellites remain a viable component of global vigilance for the nation.
  • May 1, 2017 - NROL-76 Lifts Off on May 1, 2017
  • April 3, 2017 - NRO Privacy and Civil Liberties Program (PCLP)
  • March 30, 2017 - NRO is launching its FOIA For All initiative for which we will post responses to FOIA requests on a quarterly basis, starting with the first quarter of fiscal year 2017.
  • March 13, 2017 - NRO Celebrates Sunshine Week
    In celebration of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to promote the importance of open government, we are releasing 52 documents from the NRO archives. These documents include reports, memos and correspondence that offer new insight into several historically significant NRO programs and projects from the past such as the Gambit overhead reconnaissance system, several signals intelligence collection platforms and select historical documents from 1966.
  • March 3, 2017 - NROL-79 Lifts Off on March 1, 2017
  • December 8, 2016 - The NRO Receives Clean Financial Audit for Eighth Consecutive Year
  • September 23, 2016 - Senate Confirmation and Presidential Appointment of Susan S. Gibson as NRO Inspector General
  • July 28, 2016 - NROL-61 Lifts Off on July 28, 2016
  • June 12, 2016 - NROL-37 Lifts Off on June 11, 2016
  • April 22, 2016 - NRO Selects the 2015 Pioneer of National Reconnaissance
  • March 25, 2016 - Dr. Stewart Cameron Receives 2016 Charyk Award
  • February 10, 2016 - NROL-45 Launches from Vandenberg, AFB, California
  • October 23, 2015 - The DORIAN Files Revealed: A Compendium of the NRO's Manned Orbiting Laboratory Documents
  • October 22, 2015 - Newly declassified Declassified Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) Records
  • October 8, 2015 - NROL-55 Lifts Off from Vandenberg, Air Force Base, Calif.
  • October 7, 2015 - Newly declassified NRO SIGINT AFTRACK Experiment
  • September 29, 2015 - Read more about NRO CubeSats here and the Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment (GRACE) CubeSats onboard NROL-55 here.
  • September 17, 2015 - Blast From the Past: The Last Bucket Catch
    Ms. Betty Sapp, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office, addressed the Falling Star Reunion on Sept. 17, 2015, in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the first successful satellite film capsule recovery. The reunion brings together former Star Catchers from the 6594th Test Group and 6593rd Test Squadron who for 27 years retrieved film capsules in support of the Corona and follow-on satellite programs.

  • August 14, 2015 - Newly declassified Manned Orbiting Lab (MOL) Records and special event, The DORIAN Files Revealed, October 22, 2015
  • August 6, 2015 - The NRO’s Intelligence Integrated System Program Office Issues New Broad Agency Announcement
    The NRO’s Intelligence Integrated System Program Office released the Prospector Program Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) on August 6, 2015. The NRO uses BAAs to solicit improvements to existing NRO capabilities, to adapt existing techniques and technologies to the NRO mission, and to develop entirely new processes, services, or tools to meet NRO needs.

    NRO’s vision, Supra et Ultra, challenges us to discover groundbreaking capabilities by adapting cutting-edge science and technology for National Security. The unclassified Prospector program seeks innovative solutions and new agile partners to solve hard intelligence problems.

    The three topics released for Fiscal Year 2015 are visualization of data, discovery of unknowns, and estimating credibility. The period of performance is for six months for a total award of $350,000. NRO seeks proposals from U.S. domestic educational institutions, non-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and private industry.

    To learn more about these three topics and the Prospector BAA program, click here: and/or the Federal Business Opportunities website:


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