How we work

Learn about how NRO prepares for the unexpected. We see from the perspective of stars—from acquisition to orbit.

Explore NRO Careers

Consider a career with NRO! In the videos below, you can see some of NRO’s primary missions—acquire, launch, and operate—and our critical workforce needs: cybersecurity and engineering. Click the images below to see potential paths to joining us. When you’re ready to take the next step, launch the careers page and picture yourself working at NRO.

NRO Multimedia

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. Check out some of our multimedia resources below to learn more.

NRO Overview

NRO Overview

NRO Strategic Priorities

NRO Strategic Priorities

History of the NRO Seal

History of the NRO Seal

NRO At A Glance

NRO at a Glance

NRO History in Photos

Link to NRO History in Photos

NRO Brochure

NRO YouTube

Link to NRO Videos

NRO Director’s Innovation Initiative Overview

Link to LT Lamy Video

NRO Innovations & Innovators 1961-2021

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