USGIF Confirms Three Keynotes for GEOINT 2015

March 30, 2015

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James R. Clapper, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo, and Author Robert D. Kaplan are confirmed to give keynote addresses at GEOINT 2015.

The Honorable James R. Clapper was sworn in as the fourth DNI in August 2010. As DNI, Clapper leads the United States Intelligence Community and serves as the principal intelligence advisor to the president.

Robert Cardillo became the sixth NGA director in October 2014. He leads and directs NGA under the authorities of the secretary of defense and DNI. He was previously the first deputy director for intelligence integration at ODNI, working alongside Clapper.

Robert Kaplan is a bestselling author of 15 books on foreign affairs and travels. Some of his most well known books include “The Revenge of Geography” and “Asia’s Cauldron.” He is currently a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic.

Cardillo is scheduled to speak at GEONT 2015 on June 23 at 11 a.m., Kaplan on June 24 at 10:15 a.m., and Clapper on June 25 at 11:45 a.m. Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Both Cardillo and Clapper have spoken at past GEOINT Symposia, while this is Kaplan’s first speaking engagement with USGIF. View videos of Clapper and Cardillo keynotes from the GEOINT 2013* Symposium at