CIA / NRO MEDAL * FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL *

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  • Sold Date: Sep 05,2009
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CIA / NRO MEDAL * FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE� MEDAL *� ** NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE AWARD ** SIZE: 2,75 " No Hallmarks/No Makersmarks Small blemish (as seen in photo) Unnamed as issued

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), located in Chantilly, Virginia , is one of the 16 U.S. intelligence agencies . It designs, builds and operates the reconnaissance satellites of the United States government. [2]

It also coordinates collection and analysis of information from airplane and satellite reconnaissance by the military services and the Central Intelligence Agency .[3] It is funded through the National Reconnaissance Program, which is part of the National Foreign Intelligence Program. The agency is part of the Department of Defense .

The NRO works closely with its intelligence and space partners, which include the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the United States Strategic Command , Naval Research Laboratory and other agencies and organizations.

It has been proposed that the NRO share imagery of the United States itself with the National Applications Office for domestic law enforcement. [4] The NRO operates ground stations around the world that collect and distribute intelligence gatd from reconnaissance satellites.

In October 2008, NRO declassified five mission ground stations: three in the United States, near Washington, D.C. ; Denver, Colorado ; and Las Cruces, New Mexico , and a presence at RAF Menwith Hill and Pine Gap .

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