GEOINT 2011 to focus on integrated intelligence

The GEOINT 2011 Symposium will be held Oct. 16-19 in San Antonio, Texas, and Defense Systems staff will be at the show to provide timely and detailed coverage of speeches and presentations by top military and civilian government geospatial experts.

This year’s theme is Forging Integrated Intelligence. The event will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in The Alamo City.

Our reporters will cover panels and breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics, including on-demand capabilities, human geography, intelligence integration, open-source geospatial intelligence, crowd-source intelligence, international commercial satellite imagery and intelligence storage in the cloud.

Among the military and civilian government experts scheduled to speak at the event are:

  • Army Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.
  • James Clapper, director of the National Security Agency.
  • Air Force Gen. Douglas Fraser, commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
  • Craig Fugate, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Air Force Gen. Robert Kehler, commander, U.S. Strategic Command.
  • Letitia Long, director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

Conference exhibits will feature tools and techniques for image processing and analysis, location-based services, mapping and visualization, airborne and reconnaissance capabilities, commercial satellite imaging, geographic information systems, and Global Positioning System hardware and software.

Reader Comments

Tue, Oct 18, 2011

If Integration is considered so crucial to maintaining capabilities across the intelligence community (not just GEOINT) as budgets are being slashed, why did DOD cut Empire Challenge, the ONLY event in DOD that demonstrated and assessed U.S. and coalition partner ISR integration and interoperability?

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