- "S.H.I.E.L.D. implodes and everyone wants answers. The CIA, NSA, NRO, them I can handle, but Congress, Congress is like kindergarten."
- ―Maria Hill
The National Reconnaissance Office is part of the United States' Department of Defense and is one of the nation's five biggest intelligence agencies.
The NRO was one of the organizations that wanted information about S.H.I.E.L.D. after its disablement during the HYDRA Uprising.
When Maria Hill was leaving a Senate hearing and discussing her feeling about it to Pepper Potts, Hill described how she would rather deal with the NRO to the Congress.