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We Make Intelligence Possible.

When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach—whether over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory—it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Our mission is to design, build, launch and maintain America's intelligence satellites.

Why choose the National Reconnaissance Office?

The NRO plays a crucial role in providing America's policymakers, intelligence analysts, warfighters and homeland security specialists the critical information they need to keep our nation safe, secure and free. At the NRO, you are part of a rewarding intelligence career that's dedicated to a mission, promotes work-life balance and values a collaborative culture.


Manage the cost, schedule and performance of major contracts to develop, deliver and sustain overhead reconnaissance systems.
Provide expertise and oversight of full lifecycle contracting, including professional acquisition support and serving as a business advisor.
Financial management
Support the formulation and execution of the NRO budget including planning and performing work in support of the budget process.
Engineering and technical
Provide technical expertise in support of acquisitions, operations, customer support, launch and other missions.
Manage and perform the security of our programs, data, facilities and people around the world.
Mission support
Provide critical core functions to make sure we successfully execute our mission.

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About NRO

About us
We develop and operate unique intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
We offer a range of federal benefits and pay incentives, ongoing learning opportunities and work-life balance.
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