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June 23, 2015

Download the GEOINT 2015 Mobile App

Enhance your Symposium experience by downloading the free GEOINT 2015 app via iTunes and Google Play app stores.

The event app features a full agenda, exhibitor and sponsor listings, maps, and much more. App users also have the option to create a profile, engage in social media, and interact with other GEOINT 2015 attendees directly in the app.

Download the app today!

June 22, 2015

Keynote Update: Theresa Marie Whelan added to the GEOINT 2015 agenda

Theresa Marie Whelan, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 23 at 11:30 a.m. She replaces The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC).

Whelan brings over 27 years of experience in the defense intelligence, defense policy, and national intelligence communities

Learn more about Whelan.

June 22, 2015

Agenda Update: GEOINT 2015 Welcome Celebration

Join USGIF in Hall C tomorrow evening to celebrate the Symposium with a GEOINT 2015 Welcome Celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Although the Welcome Celebration was originally scheduled to take place at Carnegie Library, it was moved indoors due to safety concerns over extreme heat indexes and severe weather. Regardless of venue, the Welcome Celebration is always a great setting to network with colleagues old and new and celebrate the GEOINT Community. Attendees will enjoy great food and beverages as well as entertainment by Gonzo’s Nose, a local D.C. band covering hits from the ’80s and ’90s.

June 21, 2015

Download the GEOINT 2015 Digital Event Guide

Download your copy of the GEOINT 2015 Event Guide.

Preview sessions, speaker bios, networking events, and great exhibitor offerings in this digital guide.

With the popularity of the free GEOINT 2015 mobile app, the availability of the award-winning trajectory Show Daily, and concern about the environmental impact of printing, USGIF has decided to only offer the Event Guide in a digital format.

Don’t worry, we will still have the handy pocket guide printed and available onsite!

June 20, 2015

Must Knows to Maximize Your Time at #GEOINT2015

June 19, 2015

NEW: A Conversation with NGA's Senior Leadership

On Wednesday, June 24, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., don’t miss a Conversation with NGA’s Senior Leadership:

  • Robert Cardillo, Director, NGA
  • Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Director, NGA
  • Ed Mornston, Chief of Staff, NGA
  • Misty Tullar, Director of Plans and Programs, NGA
  • James Griffith, Deputy Director of Operations, NGA

Be sure to add this session to your GEOINT 2015 agenda!

June 19, 2015

NGA Small Business & Wildlife Security Breakout Sessions

USGIF is hosting two concurrent working group presentations Wednesday, June 24, from 1 to 2 p.m.

NGA & Small Business
Room 305

  • Mike Geggus, Industry Innovation Advocate, NGA
  • Justin Poole, Director, Xperience Directorate, NGA
  • John Goolgasian, Director, Source Operations and Management Directorate, NGA
  • Rich Bayard, Deputy Director, Plans & Programs, NGA

GEOINT Wildlife Security and Illicit Trafficking
Room 303

  • Azzedine Downes, President and CEO, International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Terry Ford, National Intelligence Manager for Africa, Office of the Director for National Intelligence
  • David Luna, Senior Director, National Security and Diplomacy, Combating Global Threats and Navigating Geo-Security Risks, Office of Anti-Crime Programs, INL U.S. Department of State
  • Robert Mutinda Muasya, Acting Deputy Director Security, Kenya Wildlife Service
  • Catherine Semcer, Consultant, Humanitarian Operations Protecting Elephants
  • Scott Stetson, Vice President, Remote Sensing Division, KEYW Corporation

Be sure to attend these sessions!

June 12, 2015

Uber Offering $20 Off For First Time Riders at GEOINT 2015

Need to get around D.C. while at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium?

Uber is offering $20 off for first time riders! Use the code GEOINT2015 to get this deal!

June 10, 2015

Variety of Educational Opportunities Offered at GEOINT 2015

GEOINT Foreword
GEOINT 2015 kicks off with GEOINT Foreword, a pre-symposium science and technology-focused day designed to highlight advances in GEOINT tradecraft and innovation. In addition to a keynote speaker, lightning talks, and networking breaks, GEOINT Foreword will host 14 panel sessions. GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration.

Training & Education
The GEOINT 2015 agenda offers more than 80 hours of training and education sessions, which have more than doubled since last year’s Symposium. Two-hour training and education sessions will be conducted in both the morning and afternoon June 23-25. To participate in training, attendees must add desired sessions to their GEOINT 2015 registration.

Universal GEOINT Certification
This fall, USGIF will launch its Universal GEOINT Certification. Each of the three exams required to achieve the certification will require beta testers. Pilot versions of the GIS and remote sensing exams will be administered at GEOINT 2015. Qualified symposium attendees will have the opportunity to take one or both exams for free to count toward their Universal GEOINT Certification.

Family Day
The GEOINT Symposium will for the first time feature a family day June 25 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring their families to explore the exhibit hall and participate in fun, interactive activities, including an educational scavenger hunt by USGIF’s Young Professionals Group.

June 9, 2015

USGIF Offers Pilot Exams for Universal GEOINT Credential

USGIF is strengthening the GEOINT profession through the creation of a Universal GEOINT Professional Credential. This in-depth credential requires knowledge of remote sensing and imagery analysis, GIS and analysis tools, data management, data visualization, synthesis and reporting.

We are pleased to announce USGIF will be administering pilot exams for two of the three credentials at GEOINT 2015. The two exams will cover Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis as well as GIS and Analysis Tools. Passing each exam will count toward the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification.

Dates & Times for the Pilot Exam:

  • Monday, June 22nd 8:00-11:00am (FULL)
  • Tuesday, June 23rd 7:00-10:00 am & 1:00-4:00pm (FULL)
  • Wednesday, June 24th 7:00-10:00 am & 1:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, June 25th 7:00-10:00 am & 1:00-4:00pm

Learn more about what the pilot exams will cover, who should participate, and more here.

Be sure to add the pilot exam to your GEOINT 2015 registration!