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Release No: 1237-07
October 19, 2007

DoD Names New NRO Director

                The secretary of defense announced today the decision to appoint Scott F. Large as director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), with the concurrence of the director of national intelligence.
            Prior to his appointment, Large served as the NRO's principal deputy director, and recently as the director of source operations and management in the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Large joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1986 and has held a variety of increasingly senior technical positions culminating as the associate deputy director for science and technology. He then moved back to the NRO to serve as the director of imagery systems acquisition and operations.
            The NRO is a Department of Defense agency within the intelligence community that designs, builds and operates the nation's reconnaissance satellites.  It is staffed by DoD and CIA personnel and funded through the National Reconnaissance Program, part of the National Intelligence Program.
            For more information see http://www.nro.gov/ or contact the NRO Public Affairs Office at (703) 808-1198.

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