On 7 February, Donald Trump nominated Christopher Scolese as the new Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Scolese is currently director of the NASA Goddard Flight Centre, a post he has held since 2012. Before that he worked for NASA in Washington. The NRO is responsible for the United States satellite intelligence systems and the dissemination of the product that the system provides. The outgoing Director is Betty Sapp who was appointed under the Obama administration.