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November 16, 2012

GEOINT 2012 Symposium Continues to Surpass Expectations

USGIF’s GEOINT 2012 Symposium proves to be an added value to the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) last month concluded its 9th annual GEOINT Symposium, attracting 4,300 attendees from 27 countries. Despite federal cuts and pending legislation, the symposium had the broadest representation of government ever. Attendees at the event, which took place October 8-11 in Orlando, FL, had an opportunity to explore the latest technologies from a record breaking 264 exhibitors and were able to hear from and meet with key Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Community leadership.

“These are important metrics. Companies aren’t rolling around in cash wondering where to spend it,” said Keith J. Masback, president, USGIF. “We don’t do numbers to brag. Our numbers show that we are adding value to our community.”

Over 100 industry speakers guided the audience through discussions focused on this year’s theme, “Creating the Innovation Advantage.” The theme is indicative of the idea that innovation has always been at the heart of what it means to be American and was captured in the symposium’s extraordinary opening video.

Official Press Release

October 18, 2012

GEOINTv and Show Dailies Available Online

This year’s GEOINT Symposium was filled with rich training and education opportunities, insightful keynote speakers and panelists, engaging breakout sessions and lunch roundtables, critical products and services, and beneficial networking opportunities.

If you couldn’t be in Orlando GEOINT 2012 or need to revisit some of the sessions or information from the Symposium, USGIF has you covered.

All of the keynotes and much of the other content was captured on video and posted online. And, our very own trajectory magazine produced five show dailies, which are also now online.

October 12, 2012

Penman R. Gilliam Named Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced Penman R. Gilliam as the recipient of the 2012 Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award. Gilliam was presented the award on the main stage during the last day of the GEOINT 2012 Symposium.

Gilliam is a highly recognized leader who laid the foundation for the digital innovations that drive the GEOINT tradecraft today. He served the geospatial industry, both in government and industry, for 50 years.

“Penman was an exceptionally strong leader who cultivated a true understanding of customers’ needs and fundamentally changed the way we support them,” said K. Stuart Shea, chairman, USGIF.

Thank You to our GEOINT 2012 Sponsors