National Reconnaissance Office

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an intelligence agency in the United States Department of Defense that designs and builds and operates space reconnaissance systems to detect trouble spots worldwide and to monitor arms control agreements and environmental issues and to help plan military operations

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Even the name National Reconnaissance Office was classified Secret within compartmented channels until 1992, when the Department of Defense publicly acknowledged the organization's existence.
The Agency worked mainly through an entity called the Balkans Task Force, controlling communication among the myriad agencies that make up the intelligence community, from the intelligence gatherers at the Pentagon to the satellite-image analysts at the National Reconnaissance Office.
Ushered into the innermost sanctum of the spy world, the scientists got to push the buttons that control the ultrasecret satellites run by the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), whose very name was classified until last year.
The question is prompted by the revelation early last month that the National Reconnaissance Office is spending $350 million on a new headquarters building outside of Washington near Chantilly, Va.
NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that officials from the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency and United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as speakers from GitHub and Red Hat, are scheduled to deliver keynote addresses at the annual Red Hat Government Symposium.
Prior to joining Orbital ATK, he served as Director, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate (AS&T) at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
He also led the initial development of a National Reconnaissance Office space system and related sensor technology.
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec.
Robert Jiminez, CIO and CTO, National Reconnaissance Office
On this mission, Delta IV carried a national security payload for the National Reconnaissance Office.
to deputy director, national reconnaissance office and program executive officer, and systems program director, space radar, Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Chantilly, Va.
In the military, the satellite command and control system came into being outside of the normal Air Force research and development bureaucracy and was first used to support the reconnaissance satellites of the National Reconnaissance Office, set up as the Office of Missile and Space Systems on August 31, 1960.
5 billion spy satellite program, prompting the National Reconnaissance Office (which oversees defense satellites) to call for a Justice Department investigation into the leak.
December 9-11, 2003 National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia
His military career has included a stint with the Defense Contract Management Command, supporting space launch vehicles and space-based systems, and duty with the National Reconnaissance Office in a variety of positions.
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