USGIF Host Three Day Virtual GEOINT Community Forum

USGIF Host Three Day Virtual GEOINT Community Forum

GEOINT Community Forum will offer discussions on current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of commercial technology and innovation

Herndon, Virginia (November 6, 2020)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will host a three-day virtual forum from Nov. 16th – 18th on the convergence of commercial content with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to provide clarity. 

The GEOINT Community Forum: AI/ML will offer discussions on current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of commercial technology and innovation including artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, augmentation, cognitive computing, computer vision, and commercial data sources in geospatial intelligence.

“GEOINT is the foundation for national security, and USGIF’s GEOINT Community Forum brings together the best and brightest the community has to offer. This live event is a must-see. It’s a three-day journey, a carefully constructed conversation that you won’t want to miss. Join us!” said USGIF’s Chief Executive Officer, Ronda Schrenk.

Some confirmed speakers of the GEOINT Community Forum include:

  • The Honorable Ellen McCarthy, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State 
  • Stacey Dixon, Ph.D., Deputy Director, NGA
  • The Honorable Susan Gordon, Former Principle Deputy Director of National Intelligence, ODNI
  • Dustin Gard-Weiss, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Policy and Capabilities, ODNI 
  • Peter Muend, Director, Commercial Systems Program Office, NRO
  • Brigadier General Steven Butow- Space Portfolio Director, Defense Innovation Unit

Through keynote speakers, panel discussions, innovation lightning talks, and exhibitors, the forum explores the burgeoning and complex relationship between commercial technologies and the GEOINT tradecraft.

Visit USGIF to see the entire three-day agenda and to register for the GEOINT Community Forum.

About USGIF 

USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community among government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF achieves its mission via its strategic pillars: Build the Community | Advance the Tradecraft | Accelerate Innovation. 

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


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