National Reconnaissance Office

NRO Honors Two New Pioneers of National Reconnaissance

CHANTILLY, Va. — In a ceremony January 15, 2020 before the NRO workforce and guests, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (DNRO) Dr. Christopher Scolese honored Edward C. Mahen, Jr. and the late Carol A. Staubach as Pioneers of National Reconnaissance. Recognized as the highest honor in the field, Pioneers are individuals who have made contributions to national reconnaissance that changed the direction and scope of the discipline and its practice. Ms. Staubach and Mr. Mahen join a cadre of 93 other NRO Pioneers.

NRO awards two commercial integration study contracts

CHANTILLY, Va. — The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) announced today the award of two data integration study contracts, one to Capella Space, for commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and the other to Hawkeye 360, for commercial radio frequency (RF) remote sensing.

NRO receives IC team award for outstanding service

CHANTILLY, Va. — The National Reconnaissance Office’s Distributed Common Ground System –Intelligence Community (DCGS-IC) Team was presented the Advancement of Capabilities to Discover and Access Information Award at the second annual National Intelligence Professional Awards for Information Sharing and Safeguarding, Friday, Nov. 1, at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

NRO launches two IMPACT small satellites as rideshare on NG-12

CHANTILLY, Va. — Two National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) research and development CubeSats were successfully launched via rideshare aboard an Antares rocket as part of the Northrop Grumman-12 (NG-12) Cygnus cargo resupply mission from NASA Wallops Space Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia, Nov. 2, 2019.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month at NRO

Chantilly, Va. — Helen Keller, American author, political activist, lecturer and first deaf-blind woman to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree, once said “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight, but no vision.” Millions of disabled people have been on the receiving end of the lack of societal vision for many years until the passage of legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act which provided access and support within the working world and the everyday things in life we all take for granted.