Small Satellite Workshop March 15 Agenda


9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
NGA Campus East, Allder Auditorium
7500 GEOINT Drive, Springfield, VA 22150

Registration is now closed.


Agenda subject to change

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Registration Check-in, Conference Center Badging, Breakfast and Exhibits

9:00-9:05 a.m. – Master of Ceremonies: Ronda Schrenk, Vice President of Programs, USGIF; NGA Security Briefing

9:05-9:10 a.m. – Welcome: The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, USGIF Chairman of the Board

9:10-9:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks: George Flick, Co-Chair, USGIF Small Sat Working Group

9:15-10:00 a.m. – Keynote: Sue Kalweit, Director, Analysis Directorate, NGA

10:00-10:30 a.m. – Networking Break & Industry Exhibits

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Government Policy

  • Eve Douglas, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Space Commerce, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Chris Henson, Technical Director, Space Sensor Section, NSA

11:15-11:45 a.m. – UARCs and Their Impact on the Community

  • John Bunnell, Principal Research Associate, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
  • Paul Oppenheimer, Branch Head, Space Dynamics Laboratory

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Lunch Break in the Atrium & Industry Exhibits

12:45-1:30 p.m. – Keynote: Dr. Troy Meink, Director, GEOINT Directorate, NRO

1:30-2:15 p.m. – NGA Update

  • Dave Gauthier, Director for Commercial and Business Operations, NGA
  • Josh Magarick, Spectral Project Lead, Research Directorate, NGA

2:15-2:45 p.m. – Networking Break & Industry Exhibits

2:45-3:30 p.m.. – U.S. Government Program Updates Panel

  • Moderator: George Flick, Co-Chair, USGIF Small Sat Working Group
  • Dr. Joe Evans, Program Manager, Strategic Technology Office, DARPA
  • Chip Hardy, General Engineer, Space Systems Division, U.S. Army
  • Maj. Mark Scott, Chief, Mission Integration Directorate, Small Satellite Integration
    and Infrastructure Division, NRO

3:30- 3:35 p.m. – Closing Remarks: George Flick, Co-Chair, USGIF Small Sat Working Group

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s involvement in this event does not imply endorsement of USGIF by the United States Government.

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