Oct. 9, 2019

NRO celebrates Hispanic Americans' contributions to national security

Activists, astronauts, athletes, medical pioneers, entertainers, politicians, Nobel Laureates, Medal of Honor recipients, and a Supreme Court Justice, Hispanic Americans have contributed to the nation by touching every sector of our lives. These contributions are embodied in the 2019 Hispanic Heritage Month theme "Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation."

Sept. 23, 2019

ADF-Colorado hails Middleton, farewells Brig.Gen. Povak

Aerospace Data Facility Colorado (ADF-C) welcomed new leadership during a change-of-command ceremony held at the ADF-C August 29.

Sept. 17, 2019

Constitution Day: NRO celebrates the Guide of the Nation

George Washington called it “the guide which I will never abandon,” James Madison referred to it as “a miracle,” and even British Parliamentary leader William Pitt said it was “the model of all future constitutions.” Often debated, frequently copied, and open for interpretation, after 232 years the United States Constitution remains a vibrant, important cornerstone to the nation.

Sept. 13, 2019

NRO, USSPACECOM exercise the protection and defense of space assets

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in collaboration with the newly re-established U.S. Space Command (USSPACECOM) concluded its participation in the 13th Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame today, at Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama. The two-week long wargame demonstrated how NRO, USSPACECOM, and the broader space community will work together to protect, defend, and operate the Nation’s space systems and those of our allies and partners.

Aug. 26, 2019

The Women’s Suffrage Movement: The Pathway to the Ballot Box

The NRO workforce includes talented women at every level who work hard each day to protect the security and freedoms of our nation. Incredibly the most fundamental of these freedoms, the right to vote, was achieved by American women only 99 years ago.

Aug. 6, 2019

NRO Honored at Intelligence Community Acquisition, Facilities, and Logistics Award Ceremony

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) officers and teams were recognized at the Fiscal Year 2018 Intelligence Community (IC) Acquisition, Facilities, and Logistics Awards ceremony held on May 6 at the IC Campus, in Bethesda, Maryland.

July 16, 2019

The Rescue of Apollo 11

Captain Hank Brandli knew a terrible secret in the summer of 1969: the U.S. Air Force meteorologist had classified information indicating danger to the Apollo 11 crew returning to Earth from their historic mission.

July 9, 2019

New NRO Deputy Director assumes command

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) welcomed U.S. Air Force Major General Michael A. Guetlein as the agency’s new deputy director during an Assumption of Command ceremony July 8 at its headquarters here.

June 28, 2019

NRO artifacts at Spy Museum answer 60 year old questions

Former CIA Director Allen W. Dulles said that “intelligence is probably the least understood and most misrepresented of the professions”, but the re-opening of the International Spy Museum (ISM) on May 12, 2019 dispels some of that mystery with the help of artifacts loaned by NRO’s Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance (CSNR).

May 20, 2019

NRO's space launch director receives satellite reconnaissance award

Col. Matthew E. Skeen, director, National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Office of Space Launch (OSL), was recognized as the 2019 Jimmie D. Hill Award recipient.