Originally shared by Ingress

We are thrilled to let everyone know that we will be extending access to Operation Portal Recon to any Agents that are level 15. We are also proud to unveil the design of the tiered medals that can be earned based on the number of quality Portal evaluations conducted by an Agent. This medal will demonstrate your commitment to helping us improve the Portal Network and everyone’s Ingress experience. Specific details about the tiered medals will be unveiled soon.

We want to offer special thanks to all of the beta testers and level 16 Agents who analyzed Portal candidates over the last several weeks. There are now 4.5m candidates remaining to be analyzed in Operation Portal Recon and to date, you have been responsible for:
1.9m Candidates Analyzed
432k Portals rejected
182k New Portals introduced to the Portal network.