Sept. 29, 2023

Meet Tech. Sgt. Jorge Lopez, NOC training manager

The NRO features members of the workforce in the "People of the NRO" series. Click to read more. What is your current role in the NRO and how long have you been in this position? I am the training manager for the NOC and I’ve been in this position for about 18 months. My role mainly entails tracking training statuses for the members at the NOC,

Sept. 10, 2023

NRO & Space Force partner to launch SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission

PRESS RELEASE:NRO & Space Force partner to launch SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 mission.  Press Release

Aug. 31, 2023

SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 press conference

SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 press conference August 28, 2023 ** Aug. 29 update: Following publication of this story, SILENTBARKER/NROL-107 was delayed out of an abundance of caution for personnel safety, our critical national security payload, and the approaching Tropical Storm Idalia. A new date will be determined once it is safe to launch.** Click here

Aug. 31, 2023

Tri-Seal Commercial Space Protection Framework

NGA, NRO, USSPACECOM plan for threats to commercial satellites Joint agreement outlines framework for protection of commercial space assets in a congested – and contested – environment.The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Command recently signed a first-of-its-kind agreement outlining a

April 18, 2023

DNRO provides keynote address at Space Symposium

Today DNRO Dr. Scolese gave a keynote address at the 38th annual Space Symposium. In his speech, Scolese stated that “the future is now,” highlighting innovation, streamlined acquisition approaches, partnerships, and advancement of new and enhanced capabilities for the nation’s overhead ISR architecture. “At the NRO, we’re advancing intelligence,

March 21, 2023

NROL Patch Descriptions for Patch Madness, Sweet 16

NROL Patch Descriptions for Patch Madness, Sweet 16

Feb. 1, 2023

The story of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory – part four

Part Four of the story of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory articleThis is the fourth and final story about the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL). Read part three here.The MOL program was stood up so the United States could collect immediate and on-demand intelligence in response to unanticipated events, like the Cuban Missile Crisis. However, while it

Dec. 23, 2022

Edwards appointed and confirmed as next NRO Inspector General

CHANTILLY, Va. – The Honorable Terrence Edwards has been appointed by President Biden and confirmed by the United States Senate as the next Inspector General (IG) of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO Office of Inspector General is an independent oversight office that promotes economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the

Dec. 19, 2022

The story of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory – part three

Part Three of the story of the Manned Orbiting Laboratory articleThis is the third part about the Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL). Read part two here.By 1966, after years of planning, the MOL program made major strides to place a man in orbit to collect high-resolution reconnaissance photography. Congress authorized funding to build Space Launch

Dec. 7, 2022

NRO-Vandenberg spends Military Appreciation Day on the gridiron

On Oct. 14, NRO Vandenberg (NROV) Commander Lt. Col. Matthew J. Hale headed a team of senior leaders to attend Lompoc High School’s homecoming football game. Lompoc High School is located about 20 minutes south of Vandenberg Space Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County, California. The evening also marked the high school’s Military