The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has announced the keynote speakers for its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

Confirmed 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, 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 exciting agenda of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and breakout tracks.

About USGIF

USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges.