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June 6, 2015

More Keynotes Announced: DEPSECDEF, DNRO, DIRNSA

USGIF has just announced three more keynote speakers who will present at GEOINT 2015 Symposium, 22-25 June at the Walter E. Washington D.C. Convention Center:

  • The Honorable Robert O. Work, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • Betty J. Sapp, Director, NRO
  • Adm. Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Navy, Commander, USCYBERCOM; and Director, NSA/Chief, CSS

These main-stage keynote speakers are only part of the great lineup that also includes the pre-symposium GEOINT Foreword, 20 speakers on the Government Pavilion Stage; 80 hours of CEU-accredited training and education, more than 100,000 sq. ft. of exhibits, daily networking opportunities; and the first-ever GEOINT Symposium Family Day

Register today!

June 4, 2015

Opt-In for GEOINT 2015's Law Enforcement Workshop - June 24

This year, GEOINT 2015 is hosting a User Group – Law Enforcement/First Responder Tradecraft Challenges/Opportunities Exchange June 24 from 1:30-4:00 p.m.

Law enforcement and first responders are invited to discuss tradecraft challenges and opportunities. Panels and breakout discussions allow the audience to discuss the operational, standards, and geospatial challenges and opportunities faced in capturing and documenting tradecraft as well as sharing those capabilities within their own agency/organization and with other government agencies.

Panelists include those representing the Department of Interior, USDA, DC Metro Police, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Multi-INT Tradecraft Community of Practice, and more!

See the agenda and learn more about the speakers.

This event is limited to 80 participants. Be sure to sign up for this event during registration, or add to your existing GEOINT 2015 registration.

June 3, 2015

GEOINT 2015 Government Pavilion Stage to Feature Wide Range of Content

Valuable GEOINT Symposium content extends far beyond the general session main stage. In response to overwhelmingly positive feedback, USGIF will for the second year host leaders from across the federal government at its Government Pavilion Stage in the exhibit hall each afternoon of GEOINT 2015.

The Government Pavilion Stage allows USGIF to offer attendees even more diverse content throughout the week as well as provide additional outlets for attendees and exhibitors alike to hear federal leaders discuss business opportunities.

“Any aspect of the GEOINT Symposium—the general session keynotes, the Government Pavilion Stage, the exhibit hall, the training and education sessions—on its own could be a phenomenal event,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “By combining all of these elements into the GEOINT Symposium, USGIF aims to be as efficient and effective as possible in its mission while providing the best value and experience for our attendees.”

See the Government Pavilion Stage agenda.

June 3, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Attend GEOINT 2015

10. Discover GEOINT Trends
From defense and intelligence to oil/gas and public safety, the GEOINT Community spans many different areas of focus. Expand your knowledge and learn about the diverse applications of GEOINT via training, keynotes, panels, and exhibits.

9. Network
From morning and afternoon coffee breaks to nightly receptions, there are many opportunities to expand your network and connect with GEOINT Community colleagues.

8. Get a Jump-Start on Universal GEOINT Certification
Each exam developed as part of USGIF’s Universal GEOINT Credentialing Program (scheduled to launch in the fall) will require beta testers. Beta versions of the GIS and Analysis and Remote Sensing and Analysis exams will be administered at GEOINT 2015. Qualified symposium attendees will have the opportunity to take one or both of these exams for free.

7. Have Fun
Participate in a charity golf tournament, take part in the GEOINT 2015 opening celebration at the Carnegie Library, bring the kids along for family day and participate in an educational scavenger hunt, or enjoy a Washington Nationals baseball game. The GEOINT Symposium is not only an educational conference but also an opportunity to make memories with colleagues.

6. Do Business in a Relaxed Forum
Whether you’re in the exhibit hall or at one of the many networking receptions, the GEOINT Symposium is an excellent setting to do business and meet current and potential clients.

Click to see the top five!

June 2, 2015

Just Added: Classified Day on the Cyber-Location Nexus

USGIF is offering the first Cyber-Location Nexus Workshop on Friday, June 26, at NGA in Springfield, following the GEOINT Symposium. This classified workshop will explore critical cyber-location challenges and associated business opportunities through keynote addresses and panel discussions.

Confirmed keynotes include:

  • Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Director, NGA
  • Jim Richberg, National Intelligence Manager for Cyber, ODNI
  • Adm. Mike Rogers, Commander, USCYBERCOM, and Director, NSA

Learn more or register now.

Separate registration required for this TS//SI/TK NOFORN classified event. Clearance deadline is Thursday, June 18.

June 2, 2015

Congratulations Young Professional Golden Ticket Winners!

USGIF has announced the winners of the USGIF Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program! The Golden Ticket Program offers an opportunity for young professionals to win complimentary, full registration and access to exclusive events to the GEOINT 2015 Symposium.

See who the 25 winners are.

May 29, 2015

Family Day's ScavenGeo Dash

Join the USGIF YPG Thursday, June 25, at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium for a special Family Day activity.

The ScavenGeo Dash is an educational scavenger hunt that will offer your family a unique opportunity to learn about the GEOINT Community through an exciting competition.

Learn more here.

May 27, 2015

Watch the official GEOINT 2015 trailer

Are you registered for the premier intelligence event of the year? Sign up before June 1 and save $300 on the price of Industry Symposium Registration. Join USGIF as a member and save even more!

May 26, 2015

7 Keynotes Confirmed for GEOINT 2015

USGIF is excited to announce six keynote speakers have been confirmed for GEOINT 2015.

Speakers include:
Robert Cardillo, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
Robert D. Kaplan, Author, Foreign Correspondent, and Senior Fellow for the Center for a New American Security
Marcel Lettre, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (PDUSDI)
The Honorable Michael D. Lumpkin, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
General Stan McChrystal (Ret.), Former Commander, U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces
Congressman Adam Schiff, Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Check out the Symposium agenda to see when each leader will be taking the stage.

Register today to hear these speakers, as well as many others, at GEOINT 2015!

May 12, 2015

80 Hours of Training at GEOINT 2015

Learn and be trained at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium! USGIF will be offering attendees the opportunity to be trained on a variety of topics across the GEOINT Community. Trainings and educational sessions have been a positive addition to the GEOINT Symposium, following its success from GEOINT Community Week Tech Days and the GEOINT 2013* Symposium.

Each training session is two hours and offered Tuesday, June 23 through Thursday, June 25. Attendees will receive 0.2 Continuing Education Units per session courtesy of Riverside Research, an IACET Authorized Provider and USGIF mission partner in STEM education.

Take a look at the training and education webpage to begin planning your GEOINT 2015 agenda!