NRO News

September 16, 2010 at 10:58 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

A couple of items of interest on the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

First, Space News reports that a new NRO Charter is on the way:

U.S. National Reconnaissance Office to Get New Charter
By Turner Brinton
Space News Staff Writer
posted: 14 September 2010
05:24 pm ET

WASHINGTON — A new charter that would give the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office full budget authority for its own programs is expected to be approved in the coming weeks by the secretary of defense and director national intelligence, the NRO’s top official said Sept. 13. . . . [Full Story]

Second, Aviation Week reports that the NRO is planning to declassify some of its data:

NRO To Declassify Some Program Data

Sep 16, 2010

By Amy Butler

U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Director Bruce Carlson says he plans to declassify data on some agency programs to help celebrate its 50th anniversary next September.

Carlson offered no specifics but says he has made the declassification a priority. . . . [Full Story]

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