News

March 2, 2021

Read Across America Day: Women’s Edition

Read Across America Day is a day to encourage reading among all ages. To celebrate Read Across America Day and Women’s History Month, the NRO Library has recommended several books on women in STEM and women in space.

March 1, 2021

NRO Celebrates Women’s History Month

Women fuel every aspect of NRO’s mission. They are scientists, engineers, budget specialists, graphic designers, program managers, security officers, policy specialists, mission managers, ground operators, directors, and more.

Feb. 26, 2021

Representation, Identity, and Diversity: “Diverse groups allow for a broader set of ideas and capabilities to be expressed and explored.”

During Black History Month, NRO’s Office of Public Affairs (OPA) virtually sat down with Mr. Fred Davenport, deputy director of the NRO Operations Center, to follow up on his “We Are the NRO” video and hear his thoughts on this year’s Black History Month theme.  OPA: Mr. Davenport, thank you so much for setting aside the time to virtually catch

Feb. 19, 2021

Senate Intelligence Chairman Visits NRO Workforce

Sen. Mark Warner received a series of mission updates from across the directorates and spoke directly to the NRO workforce during a virtual town hall while visiting the NRO’s headquarters at Westfields today.

Feb. 10, 2021

NRO Celebrates Black History Month

The NRO is celebrating Black History Month by highlighting some of our people who go above and beyond to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives, champion equal opportunity, and lead by example at NRO.

Jan. 29, 2021

NRO 2020 Year in Review

In 2020, the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) saw opportunity in the face of adversity. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, NRO’s systems maintained 100 percent of their capabilities throughout 2020, thanks to the incredible efforts of our people and partners. We launched six missions from two countries, enhanced our ground capabilities with

An interview with NRO's director of CSNR Jan. 7, 2021

Connecting the past to the future

History was always one of my favorite subjects in school, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to interview Dr. James Outzen, Director of the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance (CSNR) as part of NRO’s efforts to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Dec. 19, 2020

NRO launches second dedicated mission with SpaceX

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its NROL-108 mission aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:00 a.m. EST on Dec. 19, 2020. The mission carried a classified national security payload designed, built, and operated by the NRO in support of its overhead reconnaissance

Dec. 11, 2020

NRO delivers advanced reconnaissance capabilities with fifth launch of 2020

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully launched its NROL-44 mission aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy from Space Launch Complex-37 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station (CCSFS), Florida, at 6:15 p.m. EST on Dec. 10, 2020.

Nov. 23, 2020

NRO releases new Commercial Radar RFI

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) seeks industry input via a Request for Information (RFI) to gain a greater understanding of current and future capabilities of commercial radar providers. This RFI will support market research as well as modeling and simulation.