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

Nov. 13 – During GEOINT Community Week

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

Our guest speaker is David Gauthier, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) new Commercial and Business Operations Group. Gauthier will address how the Commercial and Business Operations Group is paving the way for growth and innovation in the commercial GEOINT services market and enabling better access to industry solutions by combining trust with a vision for one-click ordering.

If you are attending either day of USGIF’s Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Nov. 13-14 at NGA, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is included with your workshop registration.

Members: Free
Non-members: $35

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Past GEOINTeraction Tuesday Events

September 11, 2018
September’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday was a discussion on “Sharing Data & Services: How the Five Eyes See It” and was sponsored by Vricon and hosted at their office in McLean. 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.

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.

Sept. 12, 2017
Kristin St. Peter, deputy director for plans and programs, NGA, spoke about NGA’s reorganization, mentioned her new title—deputy associate director of capabilities—and focused much of the discussion on public-private partnerships and NGA’s goal to use data as currency. Read the recap here.

July 11, 2017
Pino Nobile, head of the Geospatial Section at the NATO Headquarters Situation Centre, spoke about his experience in supporting the NATO HQ Geospatial Intelligence requirements.

May 9, 2017
Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the United States, U.S. Department of State
Schwartz spoke about geographic information in support of foreign policy. He discussed the role of the Office of the Geographer at the Department of State, including the role of maps, boundary authorities and name conventions, support for diplomatic negotiations, and special initiatives that focus on geographic information coordination, participatory mapping, human geography, and sustainability science.

March 21, 2017
Dave Lilley Jr., acting Director of the Geospatial Management Office (GMO) at the Department of Homeland Security
Lilley discussed the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) Geospatial Concept of Operations (GeoCONOPS) and how it is the path forward for DHS, its components, and government partners. Read about it at

Jan. 10, 2017
Dr. David A. Honey, ODNI Assistant Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology
Honey spoke at the first GEOINTeraction Tuesday of 2017 about the Intelligence Community’s need and communicating with industry. Read about it at

View additional past GEOINTeraction Tuesday events