End The Lie
September 4, 2012
The United States’ National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) is the
shadowy government agency tasked with maintaining and operating a
massive system of spy satellites in orbit around the Earth and
conducting surveillance of various targets around the globe.
This is just one of the many surveillance apparatuses which surround us in the United States, quickly turning what was once a free nation into an Orwellian surveillance state.
Keep in mind; this is the same NRO which has been accused of illegally spying on Americans (along with the National Security Agency (NSA)) and which is referred to by some as, “One of the most secretive agencies in the federal government.”
In a new budget document
for this fiscal year, obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request on August 22, 2012 by Steven Aftergood of the Federation of
American Scientists (FAS), we learn of some of the many technologies
employed by the NRO along with those they seek to acquire and develop in
the near future.
Unfortunately, very little of the document is actually available to
read since major sections of the budget justification are redacted in
their entirety or so heavily redacted that no relevant information can
be gleaned from them.