National Reconnaissance Office

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The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is a part of the Intelligence Community (IC).

The NRO "designs, builds and operates the nation's reconnaissance satellites. NRO products, provided to an expanding list of customers like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), can warn of potential trouble spots around the world, help plan military operations, and monitor the environment. As part of the 14-member Intelligence Community, the NRO plays a primary role in achieving information superiority for the U. S. Government and Armed Forces. A DoD agency, the NRO is staffed by DoD and CIA personnel. It is funded through the National Reconnaissance Program, part of the National Foreign Intelligence Program.... The organization was declassified in September 1992 followed by the location of its headquarters in Chantilly, VA, in 1994."[1]

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