December 3, 2012

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a US intelligence agency? How do the “Big 5” work together to advance national security? Listen to NYU alumnus Robert McDonald (WSC ’64, Steinhardt ’72), Director of the Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance, as he discusses the origins of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and its early photoreconnaissance satellite projects during the Cold War.

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Dr. Robert A. McDonald

Dr. Robert A. McDonald (WSC '64, Steinhardt '72) is director of The Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance.

Disclaimer: These extemporaneous remarks do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Government, and neither the speaker nor any U.S. Government agency has evaluated the context or verified the accuracy of the content.