NBC’s David Gregory to Keynote GEOINT Awards Dinner

NBC’s David Gregory to Keynote GEOINT Awards Dinner

September 18, 2006

Herndon, Va. — The United States Geospatial Intelligence
Foundation (USGIF) today announced NBC News Chief White House Correspondent David Gregory will entertain with his colorful commentary at the GEOINT 2006 Symposium Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Banquet.

The Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Banquet is the culmination of the nation’s premier geospatial intelligence event, which takes place Nov. 13-16 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. GEOINT 2006 full-symposium attendees receive a ticket to Thursday evening’s dinner with their registration. Exhibitors, exhibit-only attendees and guests are welcome to purchase tickets for $125 through the symposium website registration page at www.geoint2006.com.
As Chief White House Correspondent, David Gregory has begun his sixth year leading the network’s coverage of the Bush presidency, reporting regularly on “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” NBC News’ 24-hour cable network MSNBC and on MSNBC.com. In addition, Gregory often appears on “Hardball” with Chris Matthews and routinely substitutes for NBC’s Tim Russert on “Meet the Press,” network television’s
longest-running program ever.

Through terror attacks, two wars, presidential campaigns, policy debates, Supreme Court nominations and a historic leak investigation, Gregory has certainly earned his place on Washingtonian magazine’s list of the 50 best and most influential journalists.

“David Gregory is a respected journalist and a great personality who will bring the perfect balance of humor and candor to the stage,” said K. Stuart Shea, USGIF president
and chairman of the board of directors. “We are delighted he will join us as we honor some of the best and brightest in our community for their outstanding achievement and unwavering commitment to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.”

During the Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Banquet, members of the geospatial intelligence community who have produced or participated in exceptional tradecraft activities will be recognized in the USGIF Awards Program. The program consists of three categories: the Geospatial Academic Achievement Award, the Geospatial Intelligence Achievement
Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

USGIF also will recognize the recipients of its USGIF Scholarship Program at the dinner. The Foundation will award $55,000 to promising future contributors to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft, including current graduate and undergraduate students studying in fields related to geospatial intelligence and graduating high school seniors
planning to pursue GIS-related studies at the university or college level.

“The USGIF Awards and Scholarship Programs highlights the important contributions students, professionals, companies and government agencies are making in the geospatial intelligence discipline,” said Shea. “This work, too often unsung, deserves special recognition, and so these programs recognize the commitment to excellence exhibited throughout our tradecraft.”

The annual GEOINT Symposium is the premier event for the geospatial intelligence community. Through keynote addresses, panel presentations and social events, attendees will
learn from and network with leaders across the Intelligence Community and discover the latest technology developments from the government, military, academic and private sectors.
These unparallel opportunities set GEOINT apart from all the rest.

USGIF is a Virginia-based, nonstock, 501©(3) not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academic and professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.usgif.org.

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