Agenda

Time Event
6:30a
Allder Golf Classic (6:30a - 4:00p, Grand Cypress Golf Club, Orlando, FL)

Tee up your week at the GEOINT 2012 Symposium with a round of golf and innumerable networking opportunities at the Allder Golf Classic. Named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., the golf tournament proceeds help fund the annual USGIF Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing education excellence in fields related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Buses depart at 6:30 a.m.

Shotgun start at 8 a.m.

8:00a
GEOINT Foreword Welcome — Dr. Jim Ellsworth & Dr. Max Baber, USGIF (8:00a - 8:15a, Sun Ballroom A-B)
8:15a
GEOINT Foreword Keynote — Ted Cope, Director Basic and Applied Research, InnoVision, NGA (8:15a - 8:45a, Sun Ballroom A-B)

Mr. Cope is the Director, Basic and Applied Research at NGA. In this role he is responsible for conceptualizing, communicating, and actively exploring innovative strategies to conduct basic and applied research and development for GEOINT that supports future science and technologies in core multidisciplinary areas such as geodesy and geophysics (gravity models, World Geodetic System), sensors (remote sensing), image science (photogrammetry), information technology (massive data challenge), as well spatial aspects of social sciences in support of human geography applications.

8:45a
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (8:45a - 9:15a, Sun Ballroom Foyer)
9:15a
GEOINT Foreword — Open Source Software: Increasing Access and Decreasing Cost (9:15a - 10:45a, Sun Ballroom D)

Software is slowly becoming a commodity, via increased use of Open Source Software (PSS). This session will detail some of the tactical uses of OSS both inside private industry and inside the government GEOINT domain—where agencies from the Army Corps of Engineers to NSA to NGA have discovered the practical benefits of OSS, and how adopting an open strategy can better meet the needs of their stakeholders and address the realities of declining budgets.

Moderator – Roger Yee, Vice President, BRTRC

Panelists
• Lt Col Christopher Quaid, U.S. Air Force, Chief, Applied TECHINT, NRO
• Ben Tuttle, Ph.D., Project Scientist & GIAT Apps Team Lead,
NGA/Innovision
• Jason Kahn, Program Manager, IC Applications Mall, NSA
• Robert Ellis, Software Engineering Lead, DCGS-MC INC 1, U.S. Navy
• Ollie Guinan, Vice President, Ground Systems, Skybox
• Joel Schlagel, Physical Scientist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

GEOINT Foreword — Human Geography Data Collection (9:15a - 10:45a, Sun Ballroom C)

Hollow tools with incomplete data can’t help the decision maker: collecting the data to drive Human Geography analysis remains a challenge. Can the Human Geography data collection process be streamlined, and more easily trained? This session will provide a snapshot of both proven and evolving data collection techniques that leverage mobile devices. Panelists will address how the data can be collected and loaded from anywhere, anytime. In addition, panel experts will discuss data integrity, backed by proven theory and grounded in unique case studies.

Moderator – Bruce Heinlein, Director, HG Joint Program Office, NGA

Panelists
• Tony Quartararo, President & CEO, Spatial Networks
• Mark Polyak, Director, Analytic Strategy, Courage Services
• Liz Lyon, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
• Clint Watts, Consultant, Navanti Group
• Sam Striker, Social Scientist, Hollin-Phoenix

10:45a
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (10:45a - 11:15a, Sun Ballroom Foyer)
11:15a
GEOINT Foreword — Open Source Software Can't Do Everything ... Yet (11:15a - 12:45p, Sun Ballroom D)

Open Source Software (OSS) has moved from being a backroom, developers-only domain to a frontline component inside key military capabilities. OSS isn’t doing everything—yet—but it is slowly commoditizing key strategic parts of geospatial infrastructure, from perating systems to databases to applications. In this session, key government program managers will discuss where and how they see OSS moving to solve warfighter needs, as well as assess the gaps in OSS investment and capabilities.

Moderator – John Scott, Senior Systems Engineer & Open Tech Lead,
RadiantBlue

Panelists
• John Snevely, DCGS Enterprise Steering Group Chair
• Col Stephen Hoogasian, U.S. Air Force, Program Manager, NRO
• Keith Barber, Senior Advisor, Agile Acquisition Strategic Initiative, NGA
• John Marshall, Chief Technology Officer, J2, Joint Staff
• Dan Risacher, Developer Advocate, Office of the Chief Information
Officer, DoD
• Josh Campbell, GIS Architect, Office of the Geographer & Global Issues,
State Department

GEOINT Foreword — Human Geography Data Storage (11:15a - 12:45p, Sun Ballroom C)

The research, analytic, and operations communities have been searching for ways to efficiently and effectively access human geography data. To fully understand the nature of any data stored spatially, it is important to understand the relationship between the stored data and the real world it depicts. Data storage is not a one size fits all solution, but a complex interwoven tapestry composed of theory, technology, innovation, and lessons learned. This session brings together a diverse set of individuals who address components of storing Human Geography information, presenting a series of challenges for the audience to grapple with how to further innovate, extend existing platforms, and learn from the past.

Moderator – Justin Poole, Deputy Director, Online GEOINT Services (OGS)

Panelists
• Al DiLeonardo, President & CEO, HumanGEO
• Brian Doyle, Geographic Intelligence Analyst, USCENTCOM
• Dr. Brian Efird, Senior Research Scientist, NDU/Center for Technology
& National Security Policy
• Tara Genkinger, Human Terrain Analyst, Skope, USSOCOM
• Jason Patti, Principal Analyst, Courage Services

12:45p
GEOINT Foreword Lunch Keynote — Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, IBM Entity Analytics Group, and IBM Distinguished Engineer (12:45p - 2:00p, Sun Ballroom A-B)

Jeff Jonas is chief scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. The IBM Entity Analytics group was formed based on technologies developed by Systems Research & Development (SRD), founded by Jonas in 1984 and acquired by IBM in January 2005. Prior to the IBM’s acquisition of SRD, Jonas lead it through the design and development of a number of extraordinary systems including technology used by the surveillance intelligence arm of the gaming industry. Leveraging facial recognition, this technology enabled the gaming industry to protect itself from aggressive card count teams, the most notable known as the MIT team and the subject of the book “Bringing Down the House” as well as the recent movie “21.” Today, possibly half the casinos in the world use technology created by Jonas and his SRD team. This work is frequently featured on the Discovery Channel, Learning Channel, and the Travel Channel.

2:00p
GEOINT Foreword — Gaming Technologies for GEOINT (2:00p - 3:30p, Sun Ballroom D)

This session brings together forward thinkers across academia, industry, and government to discuss the innovative uses of Gaming Technologies in GEOINT. This session will begin with four, fifteen minute, talks followed by a panel discussion comprised of our four speakers. The speakers will present their creative uses of gaming technologies in the pursuit of better intelligence. The goal of this session is to broaden the audience’s awareness far beyond what is conjured to mind by the word “gaming” and to shine a light on the wide range of applications to national security and intelligence activities. This session will address technical and research programs associated with the use of gaming technologies and the potential improvements and changes to the intelligence process in government, developer, and academic contexts.

Moderators
• Mike Campanelli, Senior Systems Engineer, RadiantBlue Technologies
• Jack Greenspan, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
• Dr. Karen Kemp, Professor of Practice, Spatial Sciences,
University of Southern California

Panelists
• Dr. Ola Ahlqvist, Associate Professor, Ohio State University
• Dr. Joeanna Arthur, Project Scientist, Basic & Applied Research, NGA
• Klee Dienes, President, Hadron Industries
• Stacy Lovell Pfautz, Senior Scientist, Aptima
• John VonBokel, Software Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton

GEOINT Foreword — GEOINT Lessons Learned from the Arab Spring (2:00p - 3:30p, Sun Ballroom C)

This session engages a dialogue on existing and missing analytic/technology approaches and solutions for addressing and understanding the space/time progression of socio-cultural events that occurred across the Arab world beginning in December 2010. US government viewpoints will be shared on the relevant national security issues that need to be addressed pointing to the priorities for research and development to addressing the needs, acadmics will discuss relevant research that provides a promise to solving the problem, and industry representatives will describe current practices in approaching these and similar national security challenges. Session attendees will have opportunity during Q&A to address the problems/needs/gaps, as well as explore connections between academia and industry towards filling those gaps.

Moderators
• Sue Kalweit, Booz Allen Hamilton
• Terrence A. Kanka, Software Systems Engineer, Principal Staff, The MITRE Corporation
• Dr. May Yuan, Professor and Director,
Center for Spatial Analysis, University of Oklahoma

Panelists
• Eric Nischan, Chief, Research & Analysis, OSC Geospatial Service Program
• Dr. Philip Schrodt, Professor of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
• Dr. Kathleen Carley, Professor of Computer Science and Director, Center
for Computational Analysis of Social & Organizational Systems, Carnegie
Mellon University
• Barry Costa, Senior Principal Engineer, The MITRE Corporation
• Marissa Allison, Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

3:30p
GEOINT Foreword — Networking Break (3:30p - 4:00p, Sun Ballroom Foyer)
4:00p
GEOINT Foreword — GEOINTstant Lightning Talks (4:00p - 5:00p, Sun Ballroom A-B)

Join some of GEOINT’s most innovative minds for these fun, fast-paced talks on the trends and technologies facing our profession. Each talk lasts five minutes, giving participants just enough time to energize their minds on topics of interest, before two hours of free time to pursue any conversations that interest you in a more sociable environment!

Moderator – Mike Howard, Vice President, SSE Business Unit, QinetiQ

Speakers and Topics
• George Menhorn, GTRI, “Embracing New Technologies in FalconView”
• Will LaForest, 10gen Federal, “Scaling for Geospatial Big Data”
• Chris Tucker, Yale House Ventures, “MapStory: Demystifying the Power
of Geographic Visualization”
• Chris Rasmussen, NGA, “The Limits of Informal Collaboration & Why
Changing the Official Process Matters”
• Todd Bacastow, Pennsylvania State University, “GEOINT’s Holy Grail”
• Jon Estridge, NGA, “Mission Benefits of the Cloud”
• Sue Kalweit, Booz Allen Hamilton, “GEOINT Certification Implications
for Industry”
• Stewart Bruce, Washington College, “Virtual Worlds and 3D Visualization”
• Keith L. Barber, NGA, “Agility – Architectures – Open Source and Balance…”

7:00p
GEOINT 2012 Havana Nights Welcome Reception: Remembering the Cuban Missile Crisis — Casual Attire Recommended (7:00p - 10:00p, Emerald Plaza & Wrecker's Sports Bar)

Join your colleagues for the GEOINT 2012 Welcome Reception. USGIF welcomes you on Monday with a delightful evening of all the sights, sounds and flavors of Havana as we pay homage to the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.