USGIF Workshop Series

The USGIF Workshop Series brings together the GEOINT Community to discuss relevant issues in tradecraft, innovation and the community. The workshops tackle topics that span the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. If you are interested in helping USGIF produce a workshop or have a topic for consideration, please email us at

Upcoming Workshops

To be announced.

Past Workshops

Powering GEOINT Analytics: Big Data from Small Sats

April 13, 2017
NGA Campus East, 7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, VA 22150
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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshop

Jan. 10, 2017
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Va.
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Small Satellite Workshop

Nov. 14-15, 2016
NGA Campus East, Springfield, VA
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Data Analytics Forum

April 25, 2016
Hyatt Regency Dulles, Herndon, Va.

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USGIF Small Satellite Workshop

Nov. 16-17, 2015
NGA Campus East, Springfield, Va.
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Multi-INT Tradecraft Community of Practice Community Innovation Exchange

Sept. 21-25, 2015
Vencore Conference Center, Chantilly, VA

NGA Operations Technology Solution Discovery Day

Sept. 14, 2015
NCE, Springfield, VA

USGIF Cyber-Location Nexus Workshop

June 26, 2015
NCE, Springfield, VA

USGIF Technical Workshop: Dayton

April 21-23, 2015
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio

Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact

July 30, 2014
Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, VA

Context was an overarching theme at the Data Analytics workshop, partnered with Analyst One. The event attracted more than 250 attendees, who heard from keynote speakers and topical panels featuring representatives from industry, academia, and government.

2014 ABI Forum: ABI in Practice and the Challenges Ahead

July 24, 2014
TASC Heritage Conference Center, Chantilly, VA

USGIF and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association (ATIA) held an SI/TK FVEY classified event open to industry, government, academia, and FVEY partners. The discussion focused on the concerns, challenges and opportunities associated with the day-in and day-out use of Activity-Based Intelligence across the Intelligence Community and the DoD.

Joint & Combined GEOINT Workshop

June 30 – July 2, 2014
Defence Geospatial Intelligence Fusion Centre (DGIFC), RAF Wyton, Cambridge, UK

The DGIFC represents a new paradigm in the fusion of UK Joint and Combined space and airborne GEOINT, and the move toward a multi-INT future. This three-day workshop provided a first-ever opportunity to see the facility, meet with UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) intelligence leadership, and engage in discussions to guide the future of DGIFC operations.

Executing the Mission in a New IT Environment

June 23, 2014
Hyatt Regency Reston, VA

This workshop differed from past IC ITE events by exploring the mission implications and benefits that IC ITE will bring to the Community.

Check out the “Integrated Intelligence for Mission Value” presentation by Gus Taveras, former DIA chief technology officer and Dan Doney, DIA chief innovation officer.

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

2013 Workshops

2012 Workshops

2011 Workshops

2010 Workshops