Time Event
USGIF Awards Program Presentations (8:00a - 8:15a, Osceola Ballroom C-D)
Master of Ceremonies — MG (Ret.) John M. Custer III, Director, Federal Strategic Missions and Programs, EMC (8:15a - 8:30a, Osceola Ballroom C&D)

Major General USA (Ret.) John M. Custer is the Director of EMC’s Federal Strategic Missions and Programs. Custer has more than three decades of government experience with intelligence, secure communications architectures, information technology and surveillance operations. As Director of Intelligence for US Central Command he supervised intelligence operations in twenty-seven nations across the Middle East and oversaw all ISR operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, and the remainder of the Middle East. General Custer commanded at every level and served as the primary Intelligence Staff Officer (S2/G2/J2) at Battalion, Brigade, Division, Corps and Joint Command echelons.

Keynote — Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander, Joint Forces Command, U.K. MoD (8:30a - 9:15a, Osceola Ballroom C&D)

Sir Stuart Peach was appointed Commander, Joint Forces Command on 15 September 2011 and took up post in December 2011 on promotion to Air Chief Marshal. As Commander JFC, Air Marshal Peach has responsibility for commanding and generating the joint capabilities allocated to it and setting the framework for joint enablers that sit in the Single Services. Air Chief Marshal Peach commanded the Air Warfare Centre at RAF Waddington from 2000 to 2003, was Director General Intelligence Collection in the Ministry of Defence from 2003 to 2006, and Chief of Defence Intelligence and Deputy Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee from 2006 to 2009. He assumed his appointment as Chief of Joint Operations at Permanent Joint Headquarters (UK) in March 2009.

Young Professionals and the Converged Future of GEOINT — Todd Huffman, Private Consultant; Alex Cooper, SAIC; Shay Har-Noy, Tomnod; and Shadrock Roberts, USAID (9:15a - 10:15a, Osceola Ballroom C&D)

Entrepreneurs and innovators are building the future vision of GEOINT today. This panel will investigate how the converging worlds of Crisis Mapping, Geosocial Networks, Open Data and Location based Analytics are creating new data sets and tools. This change is being lead by a new generation of dynamic thinkers and geodigital natives who are applying emerging technologies and analytical techniques to vast data sets.

  • Moderator – Todd Huffman, Private Consultant
  • Alex Cooper, Senior Systems Engineer, SAIC
  • Shay Har-Noy, CEO, Tomnod
  • Shadrock Roberts, Senior GIS Analyst, USAID
Networking Break (10:15a - 10:45a, Osceola Foyer)
Keynote — LTG Michael Flynn, Director, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) (10:45a - 11:35a, Osceola Ballroom C&D)

Michael T. Flynn graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1981 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence. His first assignment was as a paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Since that time he has served in a variety of command and staff positions to include, Commander, 313th Military Intelligence Battalion and G2, 82nd Airborne Division; G2, 18th Airborne Corps, CJ2, CJTF-180 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan; Commander, 111th Military Intelligence Brigade at the Army’s Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona; Director of Intelligence, Joint Special Operations Command with duty in OEF and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command with duty in OEF and OIF; Director of Intelligence, the Joint Staff; Director of Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan and US Forces-Afghanistan, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2; and Assistant Director of National Intelligence, Partner Engagement.

Interoperability Tech Talks (11:00a - 12:30p, Innovation Pavilion, Exhibit Hall Booth #2003)

Have you battled through developing and implementing interoperable services and solutions? Do you want to hear lessons learned, best practices, or just tips and tricks for standing up capabilities and functioning in an interoperable environment? Learn from other’s experience and knowledge by attending the Interoperability Tech Talks.

Exhibit Hall Open (11:00a - 6:00p, Exhibit Hall)

Come see the products, services and solutions the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security has to offer. GEOINT 2012 will deliver more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits from more than 250 exhibiting organizations.

Keynote — The Honorable Michael Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD(I) (11:35a - 12:15p, Osceola Ballroom C&D)

Michael G. (“Mike”) Vickers was nominated by President Barack Obama as the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI) on September 29, 2010, and was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate on March 17, 2011. Secretary Vickers served as Acting USDI from January 28, 2011, to March 17, 2011, and as first and only Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/LowIntensity & Interdependent Capabilities (ASD SO/LIC&IC) from July 23, 2007 to March 17, 2011. His service has spanned the administrations of both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.

Symposium Lunch (12:00p - 2:00p, Exhibit Hall & Sun Ballroom)
Working Group Meeting: M&S — M&S Working Group Workshop (12:15p - 2:15p, Sun Ballroom 1-3)

USGIF established the Modeling and Simulation Geospatial Working Group (M&S WG) to promote the value and use of improved interoperability of tools and technologies, best practices, and increased sharing of geospatial data across the M&S and Geospatial Communities. This Special Workshop will be an opportunity for attendees to learn about the economic value of interoperability and data sharing; what makes simulation data different and technically challenging compared with geospatial data; some best practices for the integration of modeling and simulation and geospatial programs in today’s collaborative environment; and potential activities for the USGIF M&S WG.

Breakout Session — Activity Based Intelligence: Delivering Contextualized GEOINT (2:30p - 4:00p, Osceola Ballroom A)

This break out session will explore integrating data and information sources to create context for a given observed activity [i.e., activity based intelligence] – context that is spatially and temporally registered. Experts from various knowledge sectors will examine how different aspects of human existence and interactions might provide repeatable and verifiable signatures which could be integrated into a common operating picture, thereby providing ‘context’ to the activity that originally motivated the question. Experts from Academia, Government, and Social/Cultural Media will come together to discuss how one might add ‘context’ to activity based intelligence.

  • Welcome: Barry C. Tilton, P.E., NRO Senior Technical Advisor, Integrity Applications Incorporated
  • Moderator: John Morris, RRI
  • MG Steve Fogarty, Commanding General, INSCOM
  • Mr. Mark J. Choiniere, NGA Liaison to the Advanced Systems & Technology Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Dr. Gary Condon, Science and Technology Advisor, ISR Task Force, OUSD
  • David J. Gauthier, Chief of Strategic Capabilities, Office of Special Programs, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • Mr. Samuel Oliver Jr., Chief, ISR PED and Applications Division, U.S. Air Force
Breakout Session — Threats in the GEOINT Industrial Security Enterprise (2:30p - 4:00p, Osceola Ballroom B)

The stakes are high in the battle against foreign collection efforts and espionage that target U.S. technology, intellectual property, trade secrets and proprietary information. Our national security relies on our collective success at thwarting these persistent attacks. Every time our adversaries gain access to sensitive or classified information and technology, it jeopardizes the lives of our warfighters, since these adversaries can exploit the information and technology to develop more lethal weapons or countermeasures to our systems. Our national security is also at risk in the potential loss of our technological edge, which is closely tied to the economic success of the cleared contractor community and the well being of our economy. The DSS Panel on Threats in the GEOINT Industrial Security Enterprise, led by Mr. Stan Sims, Director, Defense Security Service (DSS), will bring together experts from Industrial Security, Counterintelligence, Cyber and Industry to discuss the management of risk, as a function of threat, vulnerability and consequence, across the GEOINT cleared industrial base. Panel members include subject matter experts from DSS, NGA, NSA and key GEOINT industry partners.

  • Introductory Keynote and Moderator: Mr. Stan Sims, Director, Defense Security Service (DSS)
  • Chris Forrest, Chief, Industrial Security Field Operations, NCR DSS
  • Jennifer Gabeler, Assistant Deputy Director, Intel DSS CI
  • Scott Hicar, CIO, Digital Globe
  • Scott O’Connell, Director, NGA Threat Mitigation Center
  • G. Rick Wilson, Deputy Special Assistant for Cyber – NSA Cyber Task Force (CTF) and DoD Co-Lead for DHS-DoD Joint Coordination Element (JCE)
Interoperability Tech Talks (4:00p - 6:00p, Innovation Pavilion, Exhibit Hall Booth #2003)

Have you battled through developing and implementing interoperable services and solutions? Do you want to hear lessons learned, best practices, or just tips and tricks for standing up capabilities and functioning in an interoperable environment? Learn from other’s experience and knowledge by attending the Interoperability Tech Talks.

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception (4:00p - 6:00p, Exhibit Hall)
Free Shuttles to Downtown Disney (6:30p - 11:30p, Walt Disney World)

Looking for something to do on Wednesday night?

Grab your “got geoint?” wristband from your attendee bag and catch the free busing to Downtown Disney.

From 7 P.M. to 11 P.M. on Wednesday night, attendees and exhibitors wearing the blue “got geoint?” wristbands or the symposium badge receive discounts on food and drinks at the following venues:

  • Bongos (20% off food and beverage)
  • House of Blues (20% off food and beverage)
  • Raglan Road (20% off food and beverage)
  • Planet Hollywood (15% off food, beverage, and retail)
  • Fulton’s (10% of dinning, groups or 20+ receive complimentary appetizer course)
  • Portobello (10% of dinning, groups or 20+ receive complimentary appetizer course)
  • Grand Cafe by Wolfgang Puck (10% of dinning, groups or 20+ receive complimentary appetizer course)

Buses depart Gaylord Palms and Caribe and run continuously from 6:30 P.M. to 11:30 P.M. for this optional night out.