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March 26, 2014
USGIF Adds National Security Workshop to GEOINT 2013* Agenda

Herndon, Va., March 20, 2014—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announces the addition of a National Security Workshop to the GEOINT 2013* Symposium agenda. The workshop will be held Tuesday, April 15, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel.

The National Security Workshop will outline how GEOINT enables critical infrastructure protection and shared situational awareness for multi-agency national security missions, including how government, first responders, and the private sector can benefit from geospatial applications.

The workshop agenda (subject to change) includes a wide variety of prominent figures from the public safety and national security communities:

  • 1330-1340 – Welcome & Introduction: Maj. Gen. William N. Reddel III, Adjutant General, New Hampshire
  • 1340-1410 – Keynote: "Geospatial Transformation" by Jack Dangermond, President, Esri
  • 1410-1440 – Demo: "Virtual Port, the Port of Long Beach" by Ed Carubis, Esri & Carl Walter, Esri
  • 1440-1500 –"Securing the Super Bowl" by Capt. Steve Pollackov, Commanding Officer, GIS Unit, Fire Department City of New York
  • 1500-1520 – "Tampa RNC 2012—Benefits of Common Geo Foundation Data" by Dr. Robert Austin, Manager, Enterprise Applications Integration, City of Tampa
  • 1520-1545 – Networking Break
  • 1545-1610 – "The Exemplar City" by City of Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle
  • 1610-1630 – “Geospatial Policy for Firefighter Safety” by E. Thomas Hicks IV Chief Programs Officer and Assistant Executive Director, International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • 1630-1700 – "DHS, Geo Information Infrastructure & HIFLD" by David Alexander, Director of the Geospatial Management Office, Department of Homeland Security (Invited)

The workshop will conclude with an open panel discussion and audience participation.

Attendees must be registered for the GEOINT Symposium and RSVP to attend this workshop. There is no additional cost to attend the workshop for those with Full Symposium registration or a One-Day Expo-Only Pass for Tuesday, April 15. To add this workshop to an existing registration, please login and modify your record.

The workshop and all additional GEOINT 2013* Symposium events are free for government personnel, active duty military, police, fire, and first responders.

About USGIF

USGIF is a non-profit 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. USGIF’s mission is to build the community, advance the tradecraft and accelerate innovation. The GEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF.

For more information, please visit www.USGIF.org and follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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