April 27, 2021

HPSCI representatives visit Westfields

Rep. Brad Wenstrup and Rep. Chris Stewart visited NRO’s headquarters at Westfields April 22 to discuss NRO’s support to the warfighter. Both are members of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI).  Wenstrup is the House Representative for Ohio’s second district and is a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Prior to his career in

April 26, 2021

NRO celebrates 60th anniversary with successful launch of NROL-82

Today the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and U.S. Space Force Chief of Space Operations General Jay Raymond joined the National Reconnaissance Office Director Dr. Christopher Scolese for the successful NROL-82 mission launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy. The Delta IV Heavy launched at 1:47 p.m. PDT / 4:47 p.m. EDT

April 8, 2021

The NRO Time Capsule: Acknowledging the Future

NRO employees probably passed by it numerous times as they walked through the Westfield’s main lobby. They may actually have stood near it and never knew it was there. NRO has a time capsule. Sealed and dedicated on September 6, 2001 at the closing ceremony of a series of events commemorating NRO’s 40th anniversary, the time capsule contains 115

March 29, 2021

Dr. Meink engages virtually with Norfolk State University

On March 23, the NRO’s Principal Deputy Director, Dr. Troy Meink, spoke at a virtual recruiting event held for students attending Norfolk State University (NSU). NSU was founded in 1935 and is one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in Virginia. It is ranked in the Top 25 HBCUs of 2021, and has more than 2000 students

March 26, 2021

Director Scolese tours Westfields compound

NRO Director Chris Scolese recently met with security officers at NRO’s headquarters in Chantilly, Va., for an impromptu ATV security tour outside the facility. The highlight was playing with Max, one of the canine inspectors!

March 26, 2021

General Raymond holds town hall at Westfields

Gen. John ”Jay” Raymond, chief of space operations for the United States Space Force (USSF), visited Westfields on Monday, March 22. He met with leadership and participated in a town hall meeting to engage with the workforce.   Director Scolese introduced Gen. Raymond and began the conversation by highlighting the fact that the Space Force is the

March 16, 2021

Dynamic duos: NRO commemorates women senior leaders

Throughout the National Reconnaissance Office’s history, there were two instances when two female leaders served in the Top 3 at the same time. The Top 3 refers to NRO’s director, principal deputy director, and deputy director—the three highest-ranking positions within the NRO.  The original female dynamic duo was Maj. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski and

March 10, 2021

NRO's 60th Anniversary

This year the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) marks its 60th anniversary. From its inception Sept. 6, 1961, NRO has leveraged its incredible intelligence collection capabilities to meet new challenges faced by the nation continuing to develop exquisite intelligence gathering systems to protect the U.S. and its citizens. For this celebration,

March 8, 2021

Westfields welcomes new senior enlisted leader

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) welcomes Chief Master Sgt. Tina R. Timmerman as the senior enlisted leader at NRO headquarters in Chantilly, Virginia. Chief Timmerman takes over for recently retired Chief Master Sgt. Michelle Jackson as a principal advisor to NRO senior leadership.Chief Timmerman is responsible for military readiness,

March 5, 2021

NRO Celebrates its Female Pioneers

In recognition of NRO’s 60th Anniversary and Women’s History Month, we are reflecting on the people and technology that shaped our founding, particularly our female NRO Pioneers. As a result of our world-class team and heritage of innovation, NRO today has an unrivaled constellation of advanced overhead reconnaissance systems to support the nation’s defense and national security.