GEOINT Service Day

Air Force and Space Force

June 15

$199 USGIF member
$249 Non-member/Industry
$49 Government

Sponsorships Available

USGIF kicks off a series focused on the GEOINT equities of the U.S. military forces with a day of programming dedicated to the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. This day of keynotes and panel discussions is sure to inform participants from around the force about how GEOINT matters to them. It also affords the opportunity for participants from USAF and USSF to share insights with GEOINT partners who are working to ensure the nation’s Airmen and Guardians can fly, fight, and win and maintain, protect, and expand our nation’s air and space capabilities. The day includes discussions of how GEOINT enables air and space operations, and also delivers a look into the USAF and USSF programs that include GEOINT equities. The day will be capped off with a look into the promise and disruption represented by technological innovation in air and space domains.   



8:00-9:00  |  Breakfast

9:00-9:15  |  Welcome: Ronda Schrenk, CEO, USGIF

9:15-10:00  |  Opening Keynote:  Lt. Gen. Mary O’Brien, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations (A2/A6) (invited)

10:00-10:30  |  Engagement Break

10:30-11:30  |  Panel: USAF and USSF Geospatial Information and Technology Efforts

Panel focused on Air Force and Space Force information and technology investments and how these will integrate geospatial data and software.  Topics will include how USAF and USSF work with the GEOINT community to ensure data and software address the precision, accuracy, timeliness, and assurance requirements of the Services, including how they are contemplating delivering capabilities in degraded or denied environments.

Moderator: TBA
– Jay Bonci, Chief Technology Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force (invited)
– Lisa Costa, Ph.D., Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, US Space Force (invited)
– Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Air Force (invited)

11:30-12:30  |  Lunch Break

12:30-1:30  |  Panel: Intelligence Support to Air Force and Space Force

Panel of USAF and USSF leaders from around the intelligence community discussing how their agencies support these Services' missions, particularly with geospatial intelligence.

Moderator: TBA
– Frank Avila, Deputy Director, Source Commercial and Business Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (invited)
– John Paul “JP” Parker, Space Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (invited)
– Maj Gen Donna Shipton, USAF, Deputy Director and Commander of Space Force Element, National Reconnaissance Office (invited)

1:30-2:00 |  Engagement Break

2:00-2:45  |  Afternoon Keynote: Maj Gen Leah Lauderback, USAF, Director of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, US Space Force (invited)

2:45-3:45  |  Panel: Disruptive Tech for USAF and USSF Innovation

Panel focused on what kinds of innovative or disruptive technologies are on the horizon to advance USAF and USSF capabilities.  What are the potential mission applications of these technologies?  How are the USAF and USSF exploring such technologies, either through government R&D or leveraging commercial advances in novel ways? What might the hindrances to adoption of these technologies be, and how can USAF and USSF overcome these?

3:45-4:00  |  Closing Remarks: Christy Monaco, VP of Programs, USGIF

4:00-5:00  |  Networking Reception