National Reconnaissance Office


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National Reconnaissance Office

A Department of Defense agency tasked to ensure that the United States has the technology and spaceborne and airborne assets needed to acquire intelligence worldwide, including support to such functions as monitoring of arms control agreements, indications and warning, and the planning and conducting of military operations. This mission is accomplished through research and development, acquisition, and operation of spaceborne and airborne intelligence data collection systems. Also called NRO.
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Noun1.National Reconnaissance Office - 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
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
United States intelligence agency - an intelligence service in the United States
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
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Our history of cooperation in space dates before 1962 when Program C was stood up as part of the National Reconnaissance Office, along with Program A, the Air Force element.
Tom Young of the Defense Science Board came out to review how we and the National Reconnaissance Office conduct space acquisitions.
Peter B Teets announced his resignation today as acting secretary of the Air Force and director, National Reconnaissance Office effective March 25.
When I stand before a group of our friends in the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and I talk about machine-to-machine level conversations between NRO satellites and airborne manned or unmanned platforms, half the audience blanches white and faints at the very thought of NRO data coming down to anything other than a tribal representative at a work station.
Allard, meanwhile, is closely involved with another commission, which is reviewing the role of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) vis-a-vis the military community.
Physical infirmities prevented him from participating in the NRL Diamond Jubilee in 1993 and the initial public disclosure of Project GRAB (Galactic RAdiation and Background; an ELINT satellite) by Keith Hall, Deputy Director of the National Reconnaissance Office. However, he enjoyed the video tapes of the activities of the GRAB alumni.
Intelligence Community and has contracts with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Most recently, Birsic served as the director of the Systems Technology Group at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), where he was responsible for policy, budget, technology development and security oversight.
The modified space acquisition process provides more timely opportunities for Milestone Decision Authority reviews throughout the execution of the program and is consistent with the National Reconnaissance Office Directive 7 process.
Space-Based Radar is an important program that we are working to make sure is properly integrated with the current generation and the next generation of ground-moving target indicator platforms, along with others to include other satellites that we don't normally associate with integration--and I am talking about National Reconnaissance Office satellites, that could speak at the machine-to-machine level with manned and unmanned platforms.
This is because the service's acquisition budget contributes to a number of intelligence agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. The Air Force is also responsible for most [C.sup.4]I functions and related assets.
Prior to joining Orbital ATK, he served as Director, Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate (AS&T) at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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