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Table of Contents


Organization of the Report

Executive Summary

Changes in The National Security Environment
Overall Finding and Conclusion
Summary of the Commission's Key Findings and Recommendations

The Evolving Role of the NRO

The NRO Mission
Organizational Change
Changing NRO Responsibilities
NRO Technological Innovation

Preparing The NRO For The Future

The Office Of Space Reconnaissance
The Secretary of Defense-Director of Central Intelligence Relationship
Balanced Response to Customer Demands
Defense Space Reconnaissance Program (DSRP)
Increased Resource and Budgetary Flexibility
NRO Technical Expertise
Increased Launch Program Risks
Commercial Satellite Imagery
NRO Airborne Reconnaissance Responsibilities