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The New Guard: Betty Sapp

Betty Sapp

Director, National Reconnaissance Office

For the first time, three major defense and intelligence agencies are headed by women. All three women have spent their careers in defense and intelligence and are accustomed to building, buying, and deploying expensive, high-end technology.

At the National Reconnaissance Office, Betty Sapp is in charge of the country’s most secretive intelligence agency, which builds and operates classified surveillance satellites like the ones in spy movies.

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