Women in Intelligence: Sapp Selected to Steer Satellite Spy Organization

NROThe list of women in high-powered positions in the Intelligence Community continues to grow with the appointment of Ms. Betty Sapp  to head the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Sapp joins the ranks of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director, Letitia Long, and other top echelon women at the NSA, DIA, and CIA according to a CNN “Politics” feature.

Sapp started her government career as an Air Force officer and held a variety of assigned positions in the NRO after joining the CIA in 1997, with her latest high level appointment being as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for “Portfolio, Programs, and Resources,” Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence.

Another agency that flies under the proverbial radar, the National Reconnaissance Office provides holistic reconnaissance support to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD). The official NRO website proclaims that, “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…the agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites.”

We encourage you to learn more about the NRO and its new chief, Ms. Betty Sapp.

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