National Reconnaissance Office

Type: Organization
Name: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection Program Might Fall Short

By Posted at 10:16 a.m. Aug. 1, 2014The National Nuclear Security Administration dedicated $300 million from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2013 for a space-based Nuclear Detonation Detection Program, used for, among other purposes, monitoring nuclear ... [Published Roll Call Online - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 3 reports

House Report Calls for Slowdown in NRO Satellite Orders

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office is buying intelligence satellites at a faster rate than necessary and could save billions of dollars in the next decade by scaling back orders, according to a study released by the agency’s congressional ... [Published Space News - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

Riverside Research Proudly Welcomes USGIF Chairman and Former NRO Director Jeffrey K. Harris to Board of Trustees

PRWebRiverside Research, a leading technical advisor in the development and application of full-spectrum Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities, is honored to announce the election of Mr. Jeffrey K. Harris to its Board of Trustees. ... [Published Good Day Sacramento - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force launching satellites to spy on other satellites

To keep watch over a vast orbiting junkyard of millions of objects, the Air Force has awarded a $914.7-million contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop a surveillance system that will provide a continuous watch over what's up there.The National Reconnaissance ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force's top space official concerned about long-term industrial base support

The commander of the Air Force's Space Command says it's time for the U.S. to get moving on a multi-year program to build a new rocket engine for space launches.Not only would it reduce the nation's dependence on Russia, Gen. William Shelton said, but ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Jul 23 2014]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 2 reports

How Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Flight MH17

The downed plane has heightened international tensions.(Brendan Hoffman/) So what does Kerry's case consist of? The U.S.The entire future of the Ukrainian conflict could change dramatically and decisively as a result of last week's events. The United ... [Published National Journal - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 3 reports

How US satellites pinpointed source of missile that shot down airliner

An artist’s rendering of the SBIRS “High” geosynchronous infrared surveillance satellite, one of the newer additions to the DOD’s constellation of missile launch detection satellites. Lockheed MartinPresident Barack Obama today said without ... [Published FFOG.Net - Jul 19 2014]
Entities: Satellite, missile, Infrared
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

BOEING : United Launch Alliance Alabama Factory Turns Rocket Science into Rockets

DECATUR, Ala. , July 17 -- The Alabama Department of Commerce (formerly the Alabama Development Office) issued the following news:Inside the United Launch Alliance (http://www.ulalaunch.com/) Alabama factory, rocket science powers to life as workers assemble ... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Senate Armed Services and Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Hearing

IntroductionThe Air Force's space capabilities - and the Airmen who operate them - are foundational to our Nation's ability to deter aggression and effect global impact across the entire range of civil and military operations, from humanitarian and disaster ... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

U.S. Air Force Seeks Bids for NRO Launch

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force formally requested bids July 15 for the first competitively awarded contract under its main satellite launching program, a step that coincided with another congressional push to expand the number of Pentagon missions being ... [Published Space News - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

CIA to Roll Out Amazon Cloud Platform in Summer; Douglas Wolfe Comments

The CIA  is set to roll out a $600 million Amazon Web Services -developed cloud infrastructure in the summer for intelligence agencies to share information, Nextgov reported Friday .Frank Konkel writes 17 agencies within the intelligence community will ... [Published Executive Gov - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 03 2014 - Updated Jul 03 2014 - 1 reports

Spy Satellite Agency Eyes Video Game Technology

You are here: Home / Industry Insights & Trends / Spy Satellite Agency Eyes Video Game TechnologyNRO needs to gather data against targets that move frequently and are harder to locate and track.The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is looking at technology ... [Published Earth Imaging Journal - Jul 03 2014]

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...Harris has made to national security throughout his career," said Richard Annas, Riverside Research president. "His wealth of knowledge and active role in guiding Riverside Research and many other mission-focused organizations will further advance our nation's aerospace defense, and intelligence capabilities."
"Space assets have been a key element of warfighting for over 30 years, providing a unique vantage to observe activity around the globe, relay terrestrial communications and provide precision position information" Shelton said
...years that the rings were about 30 feet thick, but based on the new images, scientists now think that they're more than 2 miles deep in some spots. "Isn't that the most outrageous thing you could imagine? It truly is like something out of science fiction" said Carolyn Porco, leader of the Cassini imaging team
"The events of the last week or so certainly aren't confidence builders," Shelton told reporters at the PentagonPentagon Tuesday afternoon. "We need to understand what the relationship between our two governments will look like for the longer term. And if Congress tells us to cease on the RD-180s, it will be time and money. Anything we do differently than what we've got planned right now, start writing checks."

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Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection Progra... [Published Roll Call Online - 14 hours ago]
House Report Calls for Slowdown in NRO Satellit... [Published Space News - Jul 31 2014]
House Intelligence Committee Bipartisan Report ... [Published SpaceRef - Jul 31 2014]
Lawmakers find billions to save in spy satellit... [Published The Hill - Jul 31 2014]
Riverside Research Proudly Welcomes USGIF Chair... [Published Good Day Sacramento - Jul 30 2014]
USAF will provide assured access to space [Published Space Daily - Jul 29 2014]
Scientists Are Thinking Of Ways To Terraform Venus [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 28 2014]
Air Force's top space official concerned about ... [Published Federal News Radio 1500 AM - Jul 23 2014]
Replacing Russian Rocket Engine Could Be Toughe... [Published National Defense Magazine - Jul 23 2014]
Air Force launching satellites to spy on other ... [Published Stars and Stripes - Jul 22 2014]
How Technology Is Unraveling the Clues of Fligh... [Published National Journal - Jul 22 2014]
How Technology is Unraveling the Clues of Fligh... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Jul 22 2014]
NGA’s Long Touts GEOINT Immersion [Published Earth Imaging Journal - Jul 22 2014]
Air Force Examines Anomalies as Musk’s SpaceX S... [Published Bloomberg - Jul 21 2014]
Air Force will provide assured access to space [Published militaryfeed.com - Jul 19 2014]
How US satellites pinpointed source of missile ... [Published FFOG.Net - Jul 19 2014]
How US satellites pinpointed source of missile ... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Jul 18 2014]
How US satellites pinpointed source of missile ... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 18 2014]
The US Air Force Wants to Know if Top Secret Sa... [Published French Tribune - Jul 18 2014]
BOEING : United Launch Alliance Alabama Factory... [Published 4 Traders - Jul 18 2014]
Air Force will provide assured access to space [Published Air Force Link - Jul 18 2014]
The Details About the CIA's Deal With Amazon [Published Yahoo! Finance - Jul 17 2014]
US Air Force seeking bids to launch spy satellite [Published Oman Observer - Jul 17 2014]
Senate Armed Services and Commerce, Science and... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 17 2014]
U.S. Air Force seeking bids to launch spy satel... [Published CNBC - Jul 16 2014]
GAO-14-776T, U.S. Launch Enterprise: Acquisitio... [Published GAO - Jul 16 2014]
U.S. Air Force Seeks Bids for NRO Launch [Published Space News - Jul 15 2014]
Unclear Whether OPM Hackers Accessed Feds’ Names [Published Nextgov.com - Jul 15 2014]
Launch Contract Dispute Pits SpaceX Against Air... [Published HispanicBusiness.com - Jul 15 2014]
CIA to Roll Out Amazon Cloud Platform in Summer... [Published Executive Gov - Jul 15 2014]
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Air Force will provide assured access to space [Published militaryfeed.com - Jul 19 2014]
WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Gen. William L. Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, stressed the importance of maintaining assured access to space to the Senate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces and Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation during ...
How US satellites pinpointed source of missile ... [Published Ars Technica - Jul 18 2014]
President Barack Obama today said without hesitation that the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was launched from within territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. While he didn’t go into the sources the US ...
Atlas V Rocket Launches Top-Secret Satellite in... [Published Naval Open Source INTelligence - May 23 2014]
A United Launch Alliance (ULA) unmanned Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this Thursday morning, toting along with it an Air Force top-secret satellite.Lifting off at 9:09 a.m. EDT, the NROL-33 mission launch was carried ...
ULA Successfully Launches 4 Missions in Just 7 ... [Published ASDNews.com: Be the first to know - May 22 2014]
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. - A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-41 on May 22 at 9:09 a.m. EDT. Designated NROL-33, the mission ...
United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket blasts of... [Published Latest Tech Talk Headlines - CBS News - May 22 2014]
A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket powered by a Russian first-stage engine -- the focus of renewed debate over U.S. reliance on Russian space technology -- roared to life and climbed away through a cloudless sky Thursday, kicking off a classified ...
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Atlas rocket blasts off with secret U.S. milita... [Published Reuters Video: Technology - May 22 2014]
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Aerojet Rocketdyne Propulsion Supported United ... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Apr 10 2014]
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