The History of CIA’s A-12 OXCART Spy Plane Program

Sept. 27, 2010
Herndon, VA

USGIF, in cooperation with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association (ATIA) and the Association of Old Crows (AOC) hosted a 2-hour presentation on the CIA’s OXCART program. As part of a series of public and private discussions from the members of Road Runners Internationale and the Blackbird Association, this unique event featured presentations from the CIA chief historian, a Lockheed Skunk Works industrial manager from the A-12 and U-2 programs, a test pilot from the A-12, YF-12 and SR-71, a Pratt & Whitney mechanical engineer, statistician, a jet engine designer who’s been in the business since 1955, a Special Projects radar cross-section specialist at Groom Lake during Blackshield and a CIA OXCART pilot who flew from 1963 to 1968.

Motion Imagery Workshop

May 21, 2010
Reston, VA

GEOINT Community Week wrapped up on May 21 with the Motion Imagery Workshop, part of the USGIF Workshop Series. Three sessions on Operational View, Intelligence Perspective and Strategic Vision took place, providing another opportunity for the audience to engage with panelists on critical topics affecting the aerial motion imagery community.

Emerging Technologies Luncheon

March 25, 2010
Herndon, VA

The USGIF Workshop Series: Emerging Technologies Luncheon featured Ms. Vonna Weir Heaton, Director, InnoVision Directorate, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. This workshop quickly filled to capacity, as attendees were eager to hear Ms. Heaton discuss the future of GEOINT R&D.