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.