GEOINT 2005 to Offer Top Speakers, Unparalleled Educational and Networking Opportunities

GEOINT 2005 to Offer Top Speakers, Unparalleled Educational and Networking Opportunities

September 1, 2005

OAK HILL, Va., – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced today panel sessions, events and keynote speakers for its GEOINT 2005 Symposium to be held October 30-November 2 in San Antonio, TX. GEOINT 2005 is the premier platform for individuals, organizations, companies, academics, and government agencies involved in geospatial intelligence to exchange ideas, uncover new technologies, and network.

Featured keynote speakers include Gen. Michael V. Hayden, USAF, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence (invited); Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); and the Hon. R. James Woolsey, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and Former Director of Central Intelligence.
Symposium panels will include “Threats in an Era of Transformation;” “National Policy and Decision Making;” “GEOINT to the Last Tactical Mile;” and “Maintaining the Competitive Edge.” The “Interoperability Demonstration: GEOINT technologies and future opportunities for the national security community” panel will build upon the highly successful demonstration of interoperability and geospatial intelligence presented at GEOINT 2004, while focusing on new achievements in this area.

“Building on the success of last year’s GEOINT Symposium, GEOINT 2005 promises to be a highly substantive event,” said K. Stuart Shea, chairman of the board of directors, USGIF. “Along with this substance, our members and other participants will also enjoy strong opportunities for networking and relationship building.”

The symposium will also offer a number of special events, including a special opening night reception at La Villita, the William R. Allder, Jr. Golf Classic at Canyon Springs Golf Club, a GEOcaching scavenger hunt, the GEOWalk Hospitality Night, Hall of Fame dinner and awards ceremony, and more.

Other confirmed guest speakers and panelists for GEOINT 2005 include:
LTG William G. Boykin, USA, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (Intelligence and Warfighting Support)
• Col. Brian Cullis, USAF, Executive Manager, Defense Installation, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Installation and Environment
• Dr. W. Art Decker, Director, Acquisition Directorate, NGA
• Joanne O. Isham, Deputy Director, NGA
• Barbara Ryan, Associate Director for Geography, USGS
• Dr. Pete Rustan, Director of Advanced Science and Technology, NRO
• Carl Stuekerjuergen, Chief, Geospatial Analysis Center
• Brig. Gen. Dale C. Waters, USAF, Military Executive, NGA
• Robert A. Weber, Director, Office of International Policy, NGA
• Michele R. Weslander, Deputy, Technical Executive, NGA
• Robert S. Zitz, Technical Executive, NGA
• Dr. William L. Ballhaus, President, National Security Solutions, BAE Systems
• Dr. Anthony Cordesman, Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic & International Studies
• Jack Dangermond, President, ESRI
• Martin C. Faga, President and CEO, The MITRE Corporation
• Paul L. Graziani, President & CEO, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
• Hon. Keith Hall, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space and Director of the NRO
• Hon. Jeffrey K. Harris, Corporate Vice President and Managing Director, Situational Awareness, Lockheed Martin Corporation and Former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space and Director of the NRO
• Richard L. Haver, Vice President for Intelligence Strategy, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
• Leo A. Hazlewood, General Manager, Mission Integration Business Unit, Science Applications International Corporation
• Brig. Gen. Michael G. Lee, USAF (Ret.), Executive Director and Vice President Special Services Division (SSD), American Systems Corporation
• Dr. David McQueeney, CTO, IBM Federal
• Mark Reichardt, President, Open Geospatial Consortium
• Herbert F. Satterlee III, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, DigitalGlobe, Inc.
• Mike Swetnam, CEO, Potomac Institute of Policy Studies
• Michael M. Thomas, VP & GM, Geospatial-Intelligence Solutions, Lockheed Martin

With its theme, “Securing Freedom, Defeating Threats,” GEOINT 2005 will address how geospatial technologies can further the national security agenda in a time of geopolitical change and intelligence community transformation. For more information on GEOINT 2005, visit www.geoint2005.com.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is a Virginia-based nonstock, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academic and professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.usgif.org.

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