GEOINTeraction Tuesday

Held the second Tuesday of every other month, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities. Each event features a guest speaker from the Defense, Intelligence, or Homeland Security Community who shares their views on current issues and answers audience questions.

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Upcoming GEOINTeraction Tuesday


November 19

Embassy Suites Springfield
8100 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Our guest speaker is Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, Chief Data Scientist at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). He prepares the Agency to create maximum value out of existing, new, and future forms of data. He is responsible for delivering high impact geospatial data science-related intelligence capabilities to decision makers, including policy makers, warfighters, intelligence professionals, and first responders around the world. These capabilities are a result of strategies he designs that draw on his expertise in user experience research, product management, and data science, and relate to the Agency’s use of people, data, and technology. His work prepares the Agency and Intelligence Community (IC) to best confront and address future mission challenges.

If you are attending either day of USGIF’s Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Nov. 19-20 at NGA, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is included with your workshop registration.

Members: Free
Non-members: $35

Sponsor Leidos

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Past GEOINTeraction Tuesday Events

September 10, 2019
This was a special edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday for the grand opening of our new, state-of-the-art Trajectory Event Center. As the visionary who coined GEOINT and a facilitator for the Foundation’s creation, The Honorable James Clapper was the guest speaker and cut the ribbon to the new facility.

July 23, 2019
July’s guest speaker was Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director for Capabilities, NGA. She spoke about the broad scope of the agency’s capabilities, from main focus areas to data standardization. Thank you to our sponsor Orbital Insight. Read the recap.

May 14, 2019
May’s guest speaker was Tara Bradburn, Senior Lead, Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Augmentation (AAA), NGA. She discussed NGA’s efforts to modernize GEOINT using exploratory sprints to operationalize AAA capabilities. Thank you to our sponsor Thinklogical. Read the recap.

March 12, 2019
March’s guest speaker was John Sherman, Assistant DNI and IC Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Sherman discussed major priorities for what he calls the “second epoch” of the ongoing Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) construct. Thank you to our sponsor OGSystems. Read the recap.

Jan. 8, 2019
The first GEOINTeraction Tuesday of 2019 was an opportunity for attendees to hear from USGIF’s senior leadership team, including Karin Fitzgerald, who was recently appointed COO, and Ronda Schrenk, the Foundation’s new VP of Programs. The duo shared updates on upcoming USGIF events and initiatives.

Nov. 13, 2018
November’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday guest speaker was David Gauthier, Director of NGA’s new Commercial and Business Operations Group. Read the recap here

Sept. 11, 2018
September’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday was a discussion on “Sharing Data & Services: How the Five Eyes See It.” The event featured a panel made up of Andy Francis, New Zealand GEOINT Liaison Officer Washington, New Zealand Defence Force; Gordon Muir, Senior Liaison Officer North America, Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGO); Kevin Ng, Lieutenant-Colonel, Canadian Army Senior Canadian Forces Intelligence Liaison Officer, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency; and Simon Wynn, Senior Liaison Officer United Kingdom, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Read the recap here

May 8, 2018
This edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday was sponsored by Tesla Government with guest speaker Jim Long, Deputy Director, GEOINT Services Office, NGA who gave an update on his office’s progress since it was formalized in 2017. Read the recap here.

March 12, 2018
USGIF hosted a special edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday at SXSW in Austin to discuss #HardProblems. CIA Digital Futures Director Teresa Smetzer and Director of the UT Austin Innovation Center Dr. Bob Metcalfe were guest speakers. Read the recap here.

Jan. 9, 2018
Army GEOINT: A Team Sport with Collin A. Agee, Senior Army Operations Advisor to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Army GEOINT Office. Speaking alongside Agee included: Dr. Joseph Fontanella, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center (AGC); and Geospatial Information Officer, U.S. Army; LTC Jacquelyn Barcomb, Commander, U.S. Army GEOINT Battalion (AGB); and COL Loren Traugutt, Chief of the Army NGA Support Team (NST) Read the recap here.

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