Behind the Curtain: GEOINT 2019

The GEOINT Symposium is the nation's largest gathering of geospatial intelligence stakeholders from across industry, academia, and government. Hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the event has become the gathering place for 4,000+ members of the worldwide geospatial community.

Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) was recognized as a discipline in the mid 1990s when the imagery and mapping disciplines were combined into a single DoD agency that was later re-named the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The combination proved that together, these two technologies provided an incredible opportunity for new intelligence and analysis. The term "GEOINT" was coined by the honorable James Clapper and a community of mapping and imagery intelligence analysts began to grow.

The first GEOINT Symposium was held in a hotel meeting room with the expectation of 100 attendees, but even that first event drew many more to the standing room-only sessions. Since then, the Symposium has grown year after year to become the flagship event for networking and professional development among the defense and intelligence communities and others who use geospatial technology including first responders, law enforcement, and beyond. Continue reading

Highlights From GEOINT2013 Symposium

Originally posted on GovDataDownload

The recent GEOINT 2013* Symposium, which took place in mid-April, was a great opportunity for government agencies and industry representatives  to share ideas and best practices, according to Greg Gardner, chief architect for government, defense, and Intel solutions for NetApp's U.S. Public Sector. Gardner spoke with GovDataDownload about his key takeaways from the recent show.

GEOINT2013* was so named because last year's symposium was cancelled due to sequestration and budget cuts. This year's make-up conference, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, was a busy one.  Industry, the Intelligence Community and Special Operations Commands all were in attendance and well-represented.

The keynote address by Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper set a framework for the show. He debunked many of the myths surrounding the recent Snowden leaks and discussed the impact they have had on the Intelligence community.

Director Letitia Long of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) shared her vision for the agency during GEOINT and outlined its architecture and the five tenets of how they do business.  Gardner said that one of the most interesting aspects of her speech involved both a vision for immersive intelligence as well as the ways in which activity-based intelligence affects the Intelligence Community.

The Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise  (DI2E) panel addressed the ways in which they are integrating IC-ITE and JIE in a manner that optimizes secure information sharing.

Hear more from Gardner about GEOINT2013* here.

GEOINT 2013*: Operationalizing Intelligence for Global Missions

The GEOINT Symposium--the nation's largest intelligence event of the year--will take place April 14-17, 2014, at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla. The annual GEOINT Symposium, hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), attracts thousands of attendees from government, military, industry, and academia worldwide.

This year, the GEOINT Symposium promises another agenda packed with high-profile keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, engaging training offerings, and a world-class exhibit hall.  In addition to the more than 250 exhibiting organizations offering 100,000 square feet of technologies, services and solutions, GEOINT 2013* will provide 30 hours of training and education sessions, four panel sessions on key community topics, and 11 keynote speakers including directors of intelligence agencies and combatant commanders.

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GEOINT POSTPONED Due to Language in “Pay Our Military Act”

"We {GEOINT 2013} are one of the few events this year to fill downtown Tampa nearly to capacity. However, new legislation, subsequent legal interpretations, and resultant directives have drastically changed the environment." Keith Masbeck, CEO USGIF

After the October 1 announcement that the GEOINT 2013 Symposium would take place in spite of the government shutdown, USGIF CEO Keith Masbeck announced this week that the symposium will, in fact, be postponed.  Originally scheduled for October 13-16 in Tampa, GEOINT will now be held in the spring of 2014.

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USGIF to Host 10th Annual GEOINT Symposium in Tampa

Largest Annual Intelligence Gathering Offers Exciting Opportunities

Herndon, VA--The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will host its tenth annual GEOINT Symposium October 13-16 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

As the nation's largest intelligence event of the year, GEOINT 2013 promises an agenda packed with dynamic keynote speakers, insightful panel discussions, training and education sessions, networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest intelligence capabilities of more than 250 companies and organizations.

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