Ok folks this is right off the site on the About Us page.
Develop. Acquire. Launch. Operate.
When the United States needs eyes and ears in critical places where no human can reach – be it over the most rugged terrain or through the most hostile territory – it turns to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.
From our inception in 1961 to our declassification to the public in 1992, we have worked tirelessly to provide the best reconnaissance support possible to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD). We are unwavering in our dedication to fulfilling our vision: Vigilance From Above.
MARTHA GET OUT THE TIN FOIL! THEY’RE AT IT AGAIN…. Vigilance from above… consider Google Earth. Google is private sector and they can zoom right into a specific house top. Also consider the google maps that has a live picture format for the map. In more and more instances they even have a 360 street view. Errrr it sounds real great because you can see real time landmarks but… privacy much? Yes and unless the newest upgrade gives you realtime footage all the google stuff is declassified footage and is from a while back. Try the app and google your front yard… what can you see? They see more… and this is one of the companies that makes it happen. So Big Brother IS watching…. put on a shirt please. They were brought into bussiness in 1961 but declassified in 1992? ok for 31 years what on Earth were they doing? Was it ALL cold war? Has your city put in these traffic cams that snap a picture of the licence plate trace it to owner and address and send you your ticket? Broward and Dade County Florida has them and it is supposed to generate revenue as well as make the streets safer. Word is they cost more to maintain than they garner in revenues. How comfortable are you with the fact that you can be sent a ticket in the mail because some camera smapped a picture of your licence? What else do they see through their little tiny lenses? What else are they recording? For putting up site like this how many of us could have the licence plate snapped for a legitimate infraction of law and then have a trace done on us and be connected to our sites and have the whoever show up at the door…. are we truly ok with this?
Last night I watched a new TV show. Person of Interest. Its this geeky little exgovernment think tanker programmer who developes this program to spy on the world. You see in the show the cameras at cross walks and such. He hires a ex military special ops guy to be his sidekick. The idea was that he hacked a back door to his program to get at “Irrelevant” files which yielded just a social security number. The military guy had to stop the bad thing happening to the person being represented by the social security number the machine spat out. Consider this is fiction and so is the movie Eagle Eye. The technology is possible, and companies like this create this.
… If you have an agenda like they do you will be needing the money. Not to mention the connections. Read a little about it.