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About NRO

Above and Beyond

The National Reconnaissance Office is committed to protecting the security of the United States, its citizens and its allies through unparalleled capabilities in space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. For more than 60 years, the NRO has leveraged innovation and strategic partnerships to develop, acquire, launch and operate America's spy satellites. A diversified architecture of spacecraft provides information critical to policymakers, the Department of Defense, two dozen federal agencies, the Intelligence Community, the military, and commercial partners. This is both our legacy and our mission for the future - ensuring the United States maintains and expands its advantage amid increasing challenges from our adversaries. 

Our motto reflects our commitment to excellence, in both what we do and where we operate - Supra et Ultra. Above and beyond.

Develop, acquire, launch, and operate the nation's space-based intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities to secure and expand the U.S. intelligence advantage

See it, Hear it, Sense it

Personal Integrity and Accountability, Mission Excellence, Teamwork Built on Respect and Inclusion

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