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.
Although it remained secret for decades, the NRO is now an officially aknowledged organization. BUT, many of it's inner workings are still classified.
Below, you will find the directives for the NRO that have been declassified.
- NRO Directives List Index Released in 2000 [13 Pages, 2.37mb]
- NRO Directives List Index Released in 2009 [10 Pages, 2.20mb]
- NRO Directives - Release #1 - The following NRO directives were released in this request:
NROD 10-2 - "National Reconnaissance Office External Management Policy"
NROD 10-5 - "Office of Corporate System Engineer Charter"
NROD 22-1 - "Office of Inspector General"
NROD 22-2 - "Employee Reports of Urgent Concerns to Congress"
NROD 22-3 - "Obligations to report evidence of Possible Violations of Federal Criminal Law and Illegal Intelligence Activities"
NROD 50-1 - "Executive Order 12333 - Intelligence Activities Affecting United States Persons"
NROD 82-1a - "NRO Space Launch Management"
NROD 110-2 - "National Reconnaissance Office Records and Information Management Program"
NROD 120-1 -
NROD 120-2 - "The NRO Awards and Recognition Programs"
NROD 120-3 - "Executive Secretarial Panel"
NROD 120-4 - "National Reconnaissance Pioneer Recognition Program"
NROD 120-5 - "National Reconnaissance Office Utilization of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program"
NROD 121-1 - "Training of NRO Personnel"
- NRO Directives - Release #2 - Shortly after the above directives were received, the remaining were declassified and released. In this release, you will find:
NROD 10-4 - "National Reconnaissance Office Sensitive Activities Management Group"
NROD 61-1 - "NRO Internet Policy, Information Technology"
NROI 150-4 - "Prohibited Items in NRO Headquarters Buildings/Property"