GEOINT 2017 keynote speakers announced

April 4, 2017  - By
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The GEOINT 2017 Symposium, sponsored by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

Confirmed keynote speakers for GEOINT 2017 include:

  • Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Todd Lowery, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)

USGIF will host GEOINT Foreword, its pre-symposium science and technology-focused day, on June 4. GEOINT Foreword brings together government, academia, and industry to discuss innovation and advances in the GEOINT tradecraft. The 2017 GEOINT Foreword agenda includes presentations, poster sessions, a live unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstration, and keynote addresses by:

  • Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
  • Peter Highnam, Director, NGA Research

GEOINT Foreword requires separate registration to attend. More GEOINT 2017 speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The GEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF and offers the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities and other federal and civil GEOINT users and producers the opportunity to learn from senior leaders through an agenda of keynote speeches, panel discussions and breakout tracks.

GEOINT 2017 will feature an extensive exhibit hall with more than 200 organizations showcasing new technologies, solutions and services. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.