State And Future of GEOINT Report

The annual State and Future of GEOINT report is a collection of articles intended for use by all GEOINT practitioners. This unclassified document contains a series of concise descriptions of problems, achievements, and emerging issues and technologies as a guide to better understand the global GEOINT mission — whether you work in the public, commercial, federal, civilian, defense, intelligence, or national security space.

Article topics are discussed and drafted by groups of contributors through a series of USGIF-facilitated sessions. All members of the broad GEOINT Community to include industry, academia, and government, are welcomed and encouraged to participate and write for the report.

You can download the 2017, 2016, and 2015 reports below.

2017 State and Future of GEOINT Report

In 2017, USGIF changed the name of the State of GEOINT Report to “The State and Future of GEOINT,” which more accurately reflects the content received from our authors and provides the global GEOINT Community with a continuing forum for future casting. The 2017 report was developed following four State and Future of GEOINT Content Exchanges that occurred in Fairfax, Va.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Denver, Colo. The report explores a wide range of topics, including deep learning, analytics-as-a-service, training and education, small sats, UAVs, the GEOINT of Things, and much more.

We hope you enjoy The State and Future of GEOINT 2017 report, and that like its predecessors, the document fosters thought and discussion throughout the broad GEOINT Community. Download the full report here.

2016 State of GEOINT Report

USGIF held a 2016 State of GEOINT Content Exchange in October 2015 at USGIF Headquarters in Herndon, VA, and followed up with a December Thinker’s Dinner to discuss the proposed articles and content for the report. The final report features more than 50 contributing authors representing almost 40 organizations.

A strong addition to this year’s publication is the graphic facilitation provided by the OGSystems Visioneering team. The Visoneers not only created an accompanying graphic on page 4 that incorporates the main themes found in each of the following articles but also provided graphic facilitation during the Thinker’s Dinner in December. We thank them and all of our Members for their work in producing this year’s report.

We hope you enjoy reading the articles and examining the artwork found in the 2016 State of GEOINT Report.

2015 State of GEOINT Report

What is the current “State of GEOINT” and what waits on the horizon? The answers are essential for professional agility in an era of accelerated GEOINT innovation. USGIF presents the 2015 State of GEOINT Report to help answer these questions and support GEOINT Community interests and professional requirements.

This inaugural report began with a diverse gathering of more than 50 geospatial intelligence practitioners Oct. 7, 2014, at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va. Participants were from academia, U.S. government, and large and small businesses.

Participants were asked to think through a series of open-ended exercises and define which GEOINT topics, concepts, and challenges they considered “hot,” “not,” and “on the horizon.” USGIF asked attendees to continue the dialogue by writing short essays to capture the essence of their discussions. These essays form the basis of the 2015 State of GEOINT report.

Read the report here.