Spy Satellite Agency Modifies Secrecy Policies

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

     The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) has modified its classification policies in favor of heightened secrecy, withholding budget records that were previously considered releasable and redesignating certain unclassified budget information as classified.
By Steven Aftergood
Secrecy News

NRO is the U.S. intelligence agency that builds and operates the nation’s intelligence satellites.

ince 2006, and for most of the past decade, the NRO has released unclassified portions of its budget justification documents in response to requests under the Freedom of Information Act.

But in a January 23, 2017 letter, the NRO said it would no longer release that unclassified budget information, which it now deems classified.

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