National Reconnaissance Office

Type: Organization
Name: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
First reported Aug 29 2014 - Updated Aug 29 2014 - 1 reports

August 28, 2014 - NRO Joins Facebook

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) launched its official Facebook page on August 25, 2014, to increase public awareness and understanding of the NRO and to help educate the public on NRO's unique role in the Intelligence Community. Facebook is the ... [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

DARPA Is Building A New Space Plane For The Pentagon

4301715Aerospace and defense contractor Northrop Grumman recently unveiled its concept for the Pentagon’s new space plane, the XS-1 — an unmanned drone-shuttle capable of carrying small and medium-sized satellites into orbit cheaply and autonomously.“It ... [Published Daily Caller - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

The Aerospace Corporation Announces Two General Managers

) – The Aerospace Corporation has announced new general managers in the Facilities Division and the Ground and Communications Division.Darrell Reynard was appointed general manager of the Facilities Division, Operations and Support Group. Reynard will ... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 25 2014 - Updated Aug 25 2014 - 1 reports

Editorial | The Line Between Prudence and Excess

A recent congressional critique of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s buying habits paints a portrait of an overly risk-averse organization that relies too heavily on industrial-base information provided by its prime contractors to determine how ... [Published Space News - Aug 25 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

House Intel Panel Seeks Reform of NRO Acquisition

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The U.S. House committee that oversees the nation’s spy satellites plans to include language in its latest authorization bill to reform the National Reconnaissance Office’s satellite procurement practices, the panel’s chairman said ... [Published Space News - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Croatia Could Take Outsourcing Lessons from America and Britain

Image by © Dreamstimeby Daniel HinštWhile Croatia has declined to outsource non-core government activities due to labor-union pressure, the U.S. and U.K. governments contract-out even the provision of security services, including military and intelligence ... [Published Austrian Economics Center - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 1 reports

Summary from the 30 July Analyst Forum

By Katie KennedyEditor’s note: On Wednesday 30 July 2014 analysts, executives and technologists gathered at our Analyst Forum, an event established by a partnership between AnalystOne and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to ... [Published Websphere Journal - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 10 2014 - Updated Aug 10 2014 - 1 reports

US is wasting money on too many spy satellites - 09 August 2014

THE US government is wasting billions of dollars on spy satellites. According to a report released by Congress last week, the US National Reconnaissance Office, which maintains the nation's eyes in the sky, is buying new satellites at a faster rate than ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 10 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

DOW ADDS 175, TREASURY YIELD TOUCHES 14-MONTH LOW : Here's What You Need To Know (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ)

REUTERS/Gene BlevinsAn unmanned Delta 4 Heavy rocket, the largest booster in in the U.S. fleet, lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California to put a classified satellite into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office August 28, 2013It was ... [Published Business Insider - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 2 reports

NRO Disputes Major Finding of Congressional Report

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on Aug. 6 challenged a finding in a congressional report that the agency buys spy satellites at a faster rate than it can use them.In a statement emailed to SpaceNews, the NRO pointed to its internal ... [Published Space News - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

House Intelligence Committee declassifies report on intelligence satellite cost-savings

The U.S. intelligence community could save billions of dollars in satellite costs without compromising capabilities, according to a report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.While the report is classified, the committee did publish ... [Published FierceHomelandSecurity - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

6 new telescopes that will change the way we see space

And despite all they've done, telescopes are just getting started. Astronomy is on the verge of another Hubble-like disruption, thanks to a new breed of mega-telescopes that use huge mirrors, adaptive optics and other tricks to peer deeper into the sky ... [Published Mother Nature Network - Aug 02 2014]

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"NRO's social media presence will allow us to engage on the communication platforms many people are choosing to use. The launch of the agency's Facebook page is an important step forward in our ongoing commitment to share the great work of NRO with the public" said Mr. Clinton West, Director of the NRO Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
...are interwoven into our lives, and each is still working to protect our freedom and fight abuses," EFF Executive Director Shari Steele said. "We are so proud to be able to present them with this year's Pioneer Awards."
"We also want to make it clear there's a big distinction between a company that has over a hundred years of experience and heritage and successfully delivering satellites to orbit versus a company that is not yet even certified to conduct one EELV-class mission" Gass said
"The satellite will be used to conduct scientific experiments, carry out land surveys, monitor crop yields and aid in preventing and reducing natural disasters" Xinhua reported

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August 28, 2014 - NRO Joins Facebook [Published Noodls - Aug 29 2014]
DARPA Is Building A New Space Plane For The Pen... [Published Daily Caller - Aug 28 2014]
The Aerospace Corporation Announces Two General... [Published SpaceRef - Aug 27 2014]
Editorial | The Line Between Prudence and Excess [Published Space News - Aug 25 2014]
Inhuman intelligence is important for US in fas... [Published Irish Examiner - Aug 22 2014]
Anatomy of an air strike: Three intelligence st... [Published Reuters - Aug 21 2014]
U.N. Free Expression Champion, Congressional In... [Published Electronic Frontier Foundation - Aug 20 2014]
House Intel Panel Seeks Reform of NRO Acquisition [Published Space News - Aug 20 2014]
Croatia Could Take Outsourcing Lessons from Ame... [Published Austrian Economics Center - Aug 20 2014]
New Eye in the Sky: WorldView-3 will provide im... [Published Aerotech News and Review - Aug 16 2014]
Summary from the 30 July Analyst Forum [Published Websphere Journal - Aug 13 2014]
United Launch Alliance announces leadership change [Published Spaceflight Now - Aug 13 2014]
Chinese surveillance satellites launched into o... [Published Spaceflight Now - Aug 12 2014]
US is wasting money on too many spy satellites ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 10 2014]
Troll Watch [Published Dissident Voice - Aug 09 2014]
GPS 2F-7 Launch Caps Air Force Use of C-band Tr... [Published Space News - Aug 08 2014]
DOW ADDS 175, TREASURY YIELD TOUCHES 14-MONTH L... [Published Business Insider - Aug 08 2014]
ODNI’s Bernard Collins: Gov’t, Space Industry E... [Published Executive Gov - Aug 07 2014]
NRO Disputes Major Finding of Congressional Report [Published Space News - Aug 07 2014]
US is wasting money on too many spy satellites [Published New Scientist - Aug 06 2014]
House Intelligence Committee declassifies repor... [Published FierceHomelandSecurity - Aug 04 2014]
6 new telescopes that will change the way we se... [Published Mother Nature Network - Aug 02 2014]
Mike Ruppert’s Story Part 72: The Beginning [Published Peak Oil - Aug 02 2014]
Atlas 5 rocket deploys new GPS navigation satel... [Published Spaceflight Now - Aug 02 2014]
Space-Based Nuclear Detonation Detection Progra... [Published Roll Call Online - Aug 01 2014]
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]
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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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