Keith R. Hall

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Keith R. Hall
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12th Director of the National Reconnaissance Office
In office
March 28, 1997[1] – December 13, 2001
PresidentBill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded byJeffrey K. Harris
Succeeded byPeter B. Teets
Personal details
Born (1947-06-30) June 30, 1947 (age 73)
Rockville Centre, New York

Keith R. Hall (born June 30, 1947)[2] was the 12th director of the National Reconnaissance Office(NRO).

Mr. Hall was appointed Deputy Director NRO and acting Director NRO concurrently in 1996, and promptly introduced financial management reforms culminating in a single NRO accounting system. He also convened an independent body of experts from the defense, intelligence, and corporate sectors to evaluate the future of the NRO.[3]

Bringing the NRO to a position of financial soundness, Mr. Hall boosted the agency's credibility and made it a government-wide acquisition and contracting center of excellence. He strengthened the NRO's commitment to advanced research and development to revolutionize overhead reconnaissance architecture.[4] Following his service at the NRO, Hall became a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton.


  1. ^ Laurie, Clayton. Leaders of the National Reconnaissance Office 1961-2001. Office of the Historian, National Reconnaissance Office. 1 May 2002.
  2. ^ Marquis Who's Who on the Web
  3. ^ Center for the Study of National Reconnaissance: "Deputy Directors of the NRO," 1998
  4. ^ "National Reconnaissance Office: Keith R. Hall official biography" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-09-14.

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