Cuban Spies Target U.S. Satellite Intelligence Agency

Monday, September 1, 2014
According to Cuba Confidential, written by former U.S. Counterintelligence official, Chris Simmons, the National Reconnaissance Office ("NRO") recently honored one of its officers for helping lead a counterespionage investigation that resulted in a 13-year sentence for an unidentified Cuban spy. 

The decorated officer, Master Sergeant Tessa M. Fontaine, was chief of NRO’s Counterintelligence and Cyber-Counterintelligence Inquiries. Her spy case protected a $5 billion intelligence system. As part of the investigation, Fontaine organized 148 hours of spy debriefings and documented 16 hours of Cuban espionage operations.

The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites.