The GEOINT Symposium
GEOINT 2013 SYMPOSIUM
As you well know, we are operating under the significant constraints of a government shutdown. Recently the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Pay Our Military Act,” which allowed most Defense Department personnel to return to their jobs alongside the excepted personnel who were still working. However, the act also included language that has made it impossible for personnel to travel (except in direct support of operational forces) or attend events — including the GEOINT 2013 Symposium.
Please consult the GEOINT 2013 Symposium Postponement FAQ’s to answer any questions you may have.
GEOINT 2012 SYMPOSIUM
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) 9th annual GEOINT Symposium, attracted 4,300 attendees from 27 countries. Despite federal cuts and pending legislation, the symposium had the broadest representation of government ever. Attendees at the event, which took place October 8-11 in Orlando, FL, had an opportunity to explore the latest technologies from a record breaking 264 exhibitors and were able to hear from and meet with key Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Community leadership.
Over 100 industry speakers guided the audience through discussions focused on the theme, “Creating the Innovation Advantage.” The theme is indicative of the idea that innovation has always been at the heart of what it means to be American and was captured in the symposium’s extraordinary opening video.
GEOINT 2012 offered a one-day pre-symposium educational event, GEOINT Foreword, which drew 450 attendees. The rest of the symposium also included six keynote speakers, three panel discussions, three lunchtime workshops and six afternoon breakout sessions.
Keynote speakers included The Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence; Ms. Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander, Joint Forces Command, U.K. MoD; The Honorable Michael Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence; LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency; and GEN Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service and Commander, United States Cyber Command.
GEOINT 2011 SYMPOSIUM
The GEOINT 2011 Symposium attracted 4,451 attendees to San Antonio, including almost 1,000 from government and military, making it the biggest GEOINT Symposium to date.
The GEOINT 2011 theme was Forging Integrated Intelligence. With this in mind, GEOINT 2011 offered panels and breakout tracks on online/on-demand capabilities, human geography and socio-cultural dynamics, intelligence integration, open source GEOINT, weapons of mass destruction, crowd source intelligence, international commercial satellite imagery, intelligence in the cloud and much more.
The GEOINT 2011 exhibit hall featured 100,000 square feet of exhibits, including cutting-edge technologies from more than 250 organizations spanning the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities.
Keynotes for the symposium included Gen. Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, commander, U.S. Cyber Command, and director, National Security Agency; Mr. Bruce Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office; the Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence; Gen. Douglas Fraser, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Southern Command; Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Ms. Letitia A. Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan, chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland, ranking member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr., U.S. Navy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, and commander, U.S. Northern Command; and the Honorable Michael G. “Mike” Vickers, under secretary of Defense for Intelligence.
Photos from previous GEOINT Symposia