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June 3, 2014

See you in D.C. for GEOINT 2015!

USGIF is excited to announce the GEOINT 2015 Symposium will take place June 22-25, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This is the first time the GEOINT Symposium will be held at the nation’s capital.

The GEOINT Symposium is the preeminent event of the year for the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. Each year since 2004, GEOINT Symposia have brought together an exciting agenda of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions and provided attendees a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts, share best practices, and uncover the latest developments from government, military and private-sector leaders.

May 21, 2014

Strong Attendance and Government & Military Participation at GEOINT 2013*

Despite the lingering effects of sequestration and the federal government shutdown, the GEOINT 2013* Symposium, held April 14-17 at the Tampa Convention Center, attracted 4,376 total attendees.

Due to interpretations of the Pay Our Military Act following the October 2013 government shutdown and the inability of government and military to attend events, USGIF was unexpectedly forced to postpone the symposium from October 2013 to April 2014.

GEOINT 2013* retained the year and added an asterisk to the name of the April event in part to make light of an otherwise difficult situation and also to reduce wasteful spending by adhering asterisks to signage rather than reprinting materials.

In total, the event featured more than 100 government speakers, 282 exhibiting organizations, and 30+ hours of training, education, and professional development opportunities.

Attendees included approximately 800 verified military and government personnel, such as representatives from nearly all 17 agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community, as well as from several combatant commands, particularly U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command, both located at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Additionally, international participation included 29 countries—the Symposium’s most extensive international participation to date.

“As a percentage, the government and military representation at GEOINT 2013* was consistent with or ahead of all past GEOINT Symposia,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “We are also very pleased that this number contains numerous senior leaders with depth of knowledge across a wide variety of spectrums and nationalities.”

The GEOINT 2015 Symposium will be held June 21-24, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

May 12, 2014

Watch Panel Presentations from GEOINT 2013* on GEOINTv

See all of the panels presentations from the GEOINT 2013* Symposium at GEOINTv.com.

Presentations include:

  • The Global SOF Network Operational Planning
  • Innovating with the DIA
  • DI2E: A Bridge Between JIE & IC ITE
  • Navigating the Global Information Sharing Environment

May 7, 2014

Catch Up on GEOINT 2013* Keynotes on GEOINTv

Missed any of the general session keynote addresses from GEOINT 2013* Symposium? View them all on GEOINTv, USGIF’s official online video portal.

Available keynotes include:

  • Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, USCENTCOM
  • Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
  • LTG Michael T. Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Dr. Suzette Kimball, Acting Director, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Ms. Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • ADM William H. McRaven, Commander, USSOCOM
  • LTG Raymond P. Palumbo, Director for Defense Intelligence (Warfighter Support)
  • Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Congressman, Md-2nd, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Ms. Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Mr. Robert Scoble & Mr. Shel Israel, Co-authors of “Age of Context”
  • LTG Joseph L. Votel, Commander, Joint Special Operations Command

April 22, 2014

USGIF Announces 2013 Award Winners and Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

On Wednesday, April 16 of the GEOINT 2013* Symposium, USGIF announced its six winners of the 2013 USGIF Awards Program. This year’s recipients include the Dover Area High School’s Geospatial Technology Program (Academic Achievement); Richard M. Medina, George Mason University (Academic Research); Melissa Martz, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Administrative/Support); Robert L. Arbetter, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Government Achievement); Pixia Corp. (Industry); and the TacSat-3 Exploitation Team (Military Achievement).

In addition, USGIF revealed Roberta “Bobbi” Lenczowski as the 2013 recipient of the USGIF Arthur C. Lundahl–Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award on the morning of Thursday, April 17 during the general session. Lenczowski is the 10th and first female recipient of the award.

April 18, 2014

GEOINT 2013* Show Dailies Available Online

The award-winning GEOINT 2013* Symposium Show Daily, brought to you by USGIF’s trajectory magazine, is a must-read resource for attendees and exhibitors. Published each day of the conference, the Show Daily includes exhibitor highlights from the show floor, conference news and updates, keynote speaker and panel discussion recaps, photo galleries, an agenda-at-a-glance, and more.

Download PDFs of all five issues to read all the great content from GEOINT 2013*.

April 17, 2014

USGIF Chairman Stu Shea Steps Down After 10 Years of Service

After founding the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) in 2004, serving as its first president and chief executive officer, and presiding as the Chairman of the Board for 10 years, Stu Shea on Tuesday, April 15, during the GEOINT 2013* Symposium announced he is stepping down from his position as Chairman of the Foundation. USGIF is the nonprofit organization that plans and hosts the GEOINT Symposium.

April 17, 2014

Keynote Added: Robert Cardillo, Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration

Don’t miss an additional keynote today from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director for Intelligence Integration, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Cardillo will speak from 12-12:30 p.m. on the ballroom main stage in the Tampa Convention Center.

As Deputy DNI for Intelligence Integration, Mr. Cardillo facilitates information sharing and collaboration through the integration of collection and analysis. Prior to this assignment he served as the Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). The deputy director is the second-ranking position at DIA and assists the director in both the daily operation and long-term planning for the organization. Mr. Cardillo also served as the Deputy Director for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).

April 10, 2014

Discover Ybor City on the TECO Streetcar - Free with Symposium Badge; Open until Midnight Tuesday and Wednesday

Rather than hailing a taxi, try Tampa’s streetcar system—the TECO Line Streetcar, which travels to and from downtown, Channelside, and Ybor City.

More than 20 Ybor City merchants are offering GEOINT Symposium participants great discounts on food and drinks. Ybor is only 1 mile from the convention center and easy to get to on the streetcar.

Out friends at Visit Tampa Bay are making the streetcar free for anyone wearing a GEOINT 2013* Symposium badge. Additionally, on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the The Tampa Bay Defense Alliance and the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation are sponsoring the TECO Line Streetcar to stay open until midnight — a great way to get to and from Ybor City.

The trolley stop is located directly across the street from the Tampa Convention Center, between the Marriott and Embassy Suites.

Download the TECO Streetcar map

April 9, 2014

Digital Event Guide Available for Download

Download your copy of the GEOINT 2013* Event Guide. Preview sessions, speaker bios, events, and great exhibitor offerings in this digital guide.

With so many downloads of the always-updated Official Symposium 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!