national reconnaissance office
Journalists share their findings on FOIA Twitter, the Marine Corps keeps misconduct on the down-low, and a Defense Department audit vindicates a former official’s concerns.
When the National Reconnaissance Office announced the upcoming launch of their NROL-39 mission back in December 2013, they didn’t get quite the response they hoped. That might have had something to do with the mission logo being a gigantic octopus devouring the Earth. Researcher Runa Sandvik wanted to know who approved this and why, so she filed a Freedom of Information Act with the NRO for the development materials that went into the logo. A few months later, the NRO delivered.