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August 17, 2015

GEOINT 2015 Training Presentations Available to Download

Did you participate in a training or education session at GEOINT 2015, or are you interested in learning more about a training that was offered? Select training and education sessions are now available for download on our website.

Visit the training and education tab and click on the session titles to access the presentations.

July 20, 2015

Record Attendance & Exhibitors at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium

USGIF hosted a record number of attendees and exhibiting organizations at its GEOINT 2015 Symposium, June 22-25, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This was the 11th GEOINT Symposium and the first to be held in Washington, D.C.

GEOINT 2015 drew 5,498 attendees and 294 exhibiting organizations, USGIF CEO Keith Masback announced during the Foundation’s July 14 GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event. Among the nearly 5,500 Symposium attendees were 1,478 government personnel, including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This incredible turnout also included employees representing more than 250 federal, state, and local agencies, offices, and organizations as well as strong international participation from 28 countries.

July 13, 2015

See You in Orlando for GEOINT 2016!

USGIF is bringing the GEOINT Symposium back to Orlando, FL! The GEOINT 2016 Symposium will be held May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

Experience all the wonder and enchantment of the Sunshine State at this luxury resort. Spanning more than 63 acres, the Gaylord Palms celebrates Florida’s history, culture, and natural beauty in both architectural style and landscape. Its convention center contains 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The resort is also conveniently located in the greater Orlando area – a short drive from Disney World, Universal Studios, and many other family-friendly activities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

July 7, 2015

Download the GEOINT 2015 Show Dailies

Catch up on highlights from GEOINT 2015 by downloading your copies of the award-winning GEOINT 2015 Symposium Show Daily, brought to your by USGIF’s trajectory magazine.

Published each day of the conference, the Show Daily includes exhibitor highlights, conference news, keynote speaker and panel discussion recaps, photo galleries, and more.

Download all five Show Dailies here.

June 29, 2015

GEOINT 2015 Videos Available Via Trajectory On Location

Miss any of the action at GEOINT 2015? Watch it now via Trajectory On Location’s Vimeo page.

See keynote addresses, panels, the exhibit hall, family day, interviews with senior GEOINT leadership and USGIF staff, recaps of each day, and more!

Watch the videos!

June 25, 2015

USGIF Names 2015 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

This morning, USGIF announced Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff for the U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF), as the 2015 recipient of the USGIF Arthur C. Lundahl–Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Peach is the 11th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized during the GEOINT 2015 Symposium general session.

Peach was unable to attend the Symposium, and instead sent a video of his acceptance speech to be played for the audience.

“Thank you so much for honoring me with this award,” said Peach. “It is of course not for me, it is for all of the members of the United Kingdom intelligence services past, present, and hopefully future who worked so closely in partnership with you for so many years. …I’m proud to be part of the reconnaissance gang, I’m very proud to be part of the Intelligence Community. I see in so many of my predecessors on this hall of fame great friends and particularly great mentors. I would just simply highlight two—the great intelligencer Johnny Allen and my lifelong friend and mentor Jim Clapper. Both mean a lot to me and both mean a lot to their friends in the United Kingdom. To join them makes me humble.”

June 24, 2015

CBP Agent Geoffrey Krassy Honored with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

This afternoon at USGIF’s GEOINT 2015 Symposium, the 2015 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was presented to Geoffrey D. Krassy, an air interdiction agent for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (DHS CBP). David Alexander, director of the Department of Homeland Security Geospatial Management Office, presented the award to Krassy on the Government Pavilion Stage in the GEOINT 2015 Exhibit Hall.

The Murphy Award is named for Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a distinguished Penn State alumnus. Murphy was killed June 28, 2005, by enemy forces during a reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan. For his selfless leadership and courageous actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. The Murphy Award recognizes achievement by a Penn State graduate who is serving or has served in the U.S. Armed Forces or U.S. Intelligence Community. Recipients are chosen based upon demonstration of exceptional contributions to the discipline after completing Penn State’s graduate certificate in geospatial intelligence.

June 24, 2015

USGIF Announces 2015 Award Program Recipients

USGIF today announced the six recipients of its 2015 Awards Program on the main stage at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium. The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds.

“Each year as the nominations come in, we are always amazed by the exceptional work of the individuals and teams from government, military, industry, and academia being submitted for consideration,” said Kevin Jackson, chair of the USGIF Awards Subcommittee. “The opportunity to review the dozens of nominations and to understand the significance of your accomplishments and the impact of your contributions to the community, our country, and the world—which most likely never make the news—is truly humbling. The 2015 USGIF Award winners represent a community that we should be very proud to be a part of.”

Read to find out who the award winners are.

June 24, 2015

Wednesday Agenda Update

The National Security Roundtable originally scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. has been canceled.

This morning’s general session agenda is now the following:

9:00-9:15a
Master of Ceremonies –Adm. Thad Allen, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.), Former Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (Hall C)

9:15-9:45a
Keynote – Adm. Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy, Commander, USCYBERCOM; and Director, NSA/Chief, CSS (Hall C)

9:45-10:00a
USGIF Geospatial Awards Presentation (Hall C)

10:00-10:30a
Networking Break – Sponsored by KEYW (Outside Hall C)

10:30-11:15a
A Conversation with NGA’s Senior Leadership

11:15-11:45a
Keynote – Robert D. Kaplan, Author “The Revenge of Geography;” Senior Fellow, CNAS (Hall C)

See the full Wednesday agenda

June 24, 2015

Tuesday's Keynote Roundup

Missed any of the GEOINT 2015 keynote addresses on Tuesday? Trajectory On Location has you covered! Videos of the four keynote speakers from Tuesday, June 23 are now available.

Robert Cardillo

Gen. Stan McChrystal

Theresa Whelan

The Honorable Robert Work

Visit Trajectory On Location’s Vimeo page to watch these and other videos posted throughout the week of GEOINT 2015.