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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.

October 12, 2012

Show Daily No. 5 ... Friday

GEOINT 2012 wrapped up last night with the Sunshine State Closing Reception while the trajectory magazine staff was working to produce on more edition of the show daily.

Your fifth day of coverage from the GEOINT 2012 Show Daily, brought to you by trajectory magazine, is now online

October 10, 2012

New Location for Closing Celebration

GEOINT 2012 Sunshine State Closing Celebration, will now be held on the Coquina Lawn and Expo Hall A-C foyer and rotunda 7-10 p.m.

Throw on your flip flops, shorts and best Floridian shirt for a casual ending to the GEOINT 2012 Symposium.

We’ll be serving great food and drinks and music, so Join us under the glass dome of the Gaylord Palms for a final evening with friends and colleagues for a great opportunity to network and discuss the information you’ve absorbed during the week.

Sponsored by:
Boeing and Lockheed Martin

October 10, 2012

USGIF 2012 Awards Program Recipients Announced

The annual Awards Program recognizes the exceptional achievements of the GEOINT community’s brightest minds.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the recipients of its 2012 USGIF Awards Program. This year’s recipients are The Washington College, GIS Program (Academic Achievement), George Mason University, Center for Geospatial Intelligence (Academic Research), Humanitarian Information Unit, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Dept. of State (Government), U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, JPAC (Military), DigitalGlobe and the Satellite Sentinel Project (Industry) and for the newest award category, Helen “DeeDee” Demes (Administrative/Support).

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds.

October 9, 2012

GEOINT 2012 General Session Begins

The GEOINT 2012 Symposium kicked off Tuesday morning with a welcome by USGIF Chairman and CEO Stu Shea and was followed by keynotes from NGA Director Letitia Long and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

October 7, 2012

Onsite Registration Opens at 6 A.M. Monday

GEOINT 2012 Symposium takes place October 8-11 at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is “Creating the Innovation Advantage.”

We are excited to offer a $250 rate reduction, as compared to last year, for government employees and military service members for full-symposium registration.

Confirmed keynotes for the symposium include:

  • GEN Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, Director, National Security Agency/Chief, Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and Commander, United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)
  • The Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
  • LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Ms. Letitia A. Long, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Commander, Joint Forces Command, U.K. MoD
  • Michael G. Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

Register Now

October 4, 2012

Attend Free Commercial GEOINT Workshops

Just added: “DipFac & EGD” and “RR3 Crisis Response” briefings by DigitalGlobe … still seats available

The NGA Commercial GEOINT Solutions Group (S5) and the USGIF cordially invites you to attend free unclassified workshops co-sponsored with the USGIF’s Commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite (CSARS) and Earth Observation (EO) Working Groups. The workshop will be one hour long sessions geared to introduce participants to the latest developments in commercial SAR and electro optical satellite imaging and applications.

Date: October 8-11

Location: GEOINT 2012 Symposium, Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL

Room: Sarasota #3

Registration: Send your name, email, & requested session code to

View the full schedule

Registration required for GEOINT 2012 Symposium

September 28, 2012

Download the Official GEOINT 2012 App

Stay in the know by downloading the official GEOINT 2012 Symposium App through iTunes and Android app stores.

The mobile app puts comprehensive GEOINT 2012 show information in the palm of your hand, including a complete show agenda, keynote speaker information, floor maps, exhibitor directories, announcements, up-to-date symposium news and social media feeds.

Use these links to download the GEOINT 2012 Mobile Companion:

Android™ Mobile Device (Smartphones/Tablets)

iOS Mobile Devices (iPhone®/iPad®/iPod® Touch)

The GEOINT 2012 App is powered by Raytheon.