Time Event
USGIF Awards Presentation — Keith J. Masback, USGIF President (8:00a - 8:15a, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds.

The Intelligence Achievement Awards recognize outstanding accomplishments in the tradecraft by an individual or team from the military, government and industry. The Academic Achievement Award commends the achievements of a top graduate of a nationally recognized geospatial intelligence academic program. The Academic Research Award commends an organization that demonstrates the top geospatial intelligence program or project.

Recipients are acknowledged on stage during the general session of the annual GEOINT Symposium.

Master of Ceremonies - MG John M. Custer, U.S. Army (Ret.) (8:15a - 8:30a, Ballroom A)

Maj. Gen. John M. Custer is the Director of Federal Missions and Programs, EMC Corp. He assumed his current position in June 2011. Before his retirement from the military he served as commander of the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center and School and prior to that he spent more than four years as the director of intelligence (J2) United States Central Command.
Maj. Gen. Custer is responsible for leading all aspects of strategy, business development and program execution for EMC Corporation’s Federal Business Division. His background with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations as well as intelligence training will be crucial as EMC leads the federal government and Department of Defense in its Journey to the Cloud.” Custer has more than three decades of government experience with intelligence, secure communications architectures, information technology and surveillance operations. As director of intelligence for U.S. Central Command he supervised intelligence operations in twenty-seven nations across the Middle East and oversaw all ISR operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and the remainder of the Middle East. During his military career General Custer commanded at every level and served as the primary intelligence staff officer (S2/G2/J2) at Battalion, Brigade, Division, Corps and Joint Command echelons.

Gen. Douglas Fraser, USAF, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) (8:30a - 9:15a, Ballroom A)
Interoperability Tech Talks (9:00a - 10:15a, Tech Talks Theater, Exhibit Hall B)

Have you battled through developing and implementing interoperable services and solutions? Do you want to hear lessons learned, best practices, or just tips and tricks for standing up capabilities and functioning in an interoperable environment? Learn from others experience and knowledge by attending the Interoperability Tech Talks at the GEOINT Symposium.

9 a.m.
Harvesting Named Geographic Features from Raster Maps
Craig A. Knoblock, USC

9:15 a.m.
Accessing Massive 3D Image Datasets
Geoffrey Peters, Urban Robotics

9:30 a.m.
Harvesting Open-Source Geospatial Information with Open-Source Tools
Denise Bleakly, Karl Horak, Michael McDaniel, Sandia National Labs

9:45 a.m.
Large Scale Fault Tolerant Preprocessing and Distribution of Map Imagery
Andrew Levine, TASC/TexelTek

10 a.m.
Effectively Managing Tremendous Data Growth with Limited Resources
Pat Thomas, Quantum

Integrating Intelligence (9:15a - 10:15a, Ballroom A)

The theme of GEOINT 2011 is “Forging Intelligence Integration.” The demand that we in the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities must do more with less while accomplishing our National Security objectives is never more real than now. To be more effective and efficient we need to ensure intelligence is being integrated in all that we do. This panel will take a holistic approach to intelligence integration and how it can better enable us to succeed in our collective mission. This idea of Forging Integrated Intelligence isn’t DNI- or even IC-centric but rather applicable and beneficial to all charged with protecting the interests of the United States and its Allies.

Moderator: MG John M Custer, U.S. Army (Ret.)


  • James G. Clark, Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Innovations; Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR, Headquarters U.S. Air Force
  • MG Mary A. Legere, U.S. Army, Commanding General, United States Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM)
  • Ed Mornston, Director, Joint Intelligence Task Force – Combating Terrorism, Directorate for Analysis, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
  • Douglas J. Naquin, Director, DNI Open Source Center
  • Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)
Networking Break (10:15a - 10:45a, Ballroom A Lobby)
The Honorable W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (10:45a - 11:30a, Ballroom A)
Exhibit Hall Open (11:00a - 6:00p, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Halls A&B)

Come see the products, services and solutions the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security has to offer. GEOINT 2011 delivers more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits from over 200 exhibiting organizations

Forging Collaboration in the Coalition Environment (11:30a - 12:30p, Ballroom A)

Forging intelligence integration is not only an issue for the security of the United States, but also for our coalition and allied partners. Enabling coalition operations is critical to successful operations in every major U.S. Military operation today. Creating a sustainable network and a fully integrated intelligence environment for real time collection and analysis to impact operations is achievable. The concept of “Need to Share” overrides the concept of “Need to Know” in order to create effective partners and successful coalition operations. MG Michael Flynn will lead a panel of senior officers from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, as they discuss the challenges faced integrating intelligence in the Afghanistan coalition environment.

Moderator – LTG Michael T. Flynn, U.S. Army, Assistant
Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement, ODNI

Brigadier Nick R. Davies, CBE MC, Commander, Intelligence Collection Group, United Kingdom

Brigadier David Colin Gillian, CDFLO to U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Australia

Major-General Vance J.H., OMM, MSC, CD, Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, Canada

Lunchtime Workshop: Commercial SAR Satellite Imagery (12:30p - 2:00p, Room 202)

USGIF’s Commercial Synthetic Aperture Radar Satellite Working Group (CSARS WG) will present an overview about the latest developments in SAR satellite imaging and natural coherence of radar illumination. The general SAR user will gain an understanding of how SAR produces images and the generation of sophisticated products such as elevation models, subsidence maps or change detection applications. Attendees will also be presented an integrated overview of the three commercial SAR systems – COSMO-SkyMed, TerraSAR-X and RADARSAT.

Moderator: John Moeller, John Moeller, President, JJ Moeller & Associates


  • Dr. Oliver Lang, Senior Application Development Manager, Astrium GEO-Information Services – Infoterra GmbH
  • Sam Park, Ph.D., Director, Radar Products & Services, Geospatial Division, MDA Information Systems Inc.
  • Luca Pietranera, Head, COSMO-SkyMed Product Innovation and Technical Support, e-GEOS
Lunchtime Workshop: Maritime ISR (12:30p - 2:00p, Room 204)

The maritime workshop addresses future GEOINT trends and opportunities associated with the Maritime domain. Topics will include digital production and distribution of Safety of Navigation and Notice to Mariners data, the Maritime Watch, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance in the Maritime and Expeditionary operations; Tasking, Collection, Exploitation, Processing and Dissemination for warfighters afloat and ashore; and new concepts of operations and the technologies the Maritime Intelligence Community anticipates will address current and future challenges. This panel offers GEOINT 2011 attendees the opportunity to converse with senior US government officials, examine the latest trends in Maritime GEOINT, and interact directly to senior leaders in the Maritime Intelligence Community.

Moderator: Paul Sartorius, Lead, Maritime and Expeditionary Systems Integration, Information Systems & Global Services–National, Advanced Programs, Lockheed Martin


  • CAPT Raymond E. Chartier Jr., U.S. Navy, Director, Maritime Safety Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
  • CAPT Jose Nieves., U.S. Coast Guard, Deputy Director, National Maritime Intelligence Center (NMIC)
  • Mark Mohler, Vice President, Programs, Acquisition and Engineering, TAPE
  • J. Terry Simpson, Chief Technology Officer and Intelligence Enterprise Information Management Officer, Headquarters, Marine Corps
Lunch in Exhbit Hall (12:30p - 2:00p, Exhibit Halls A & B)
Crowd Sourcing Intelligence: A Look at International Disaster Relief & Recovery (2:00p - 4:00p, Room 001)

The concept of “human sensors” is quickly becoming reality as mobile devices become globally ubiquitous and increasingly enabled with GPS and Internet connectivity. This panel will explore the implications of this rapidly evolving geospatial technology for disaster and humanitarian relief efforts.

Moderator: Terrence Busch, Senior Intelligence Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)


  • John Crowley, Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Crisis Dynamics Program; Analyst, National Defense University (NDU)
  • Todd Huffman, Private Consultant
  • Carl J. Stuekerjuergen, Senior Technical Advisor, Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Nathaniel Wolpert, Disaster Response Team Lead, Domestic Operations East/Homeland Security Division, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
GEOINT in Support of Homeland Security (2:00p - 4:00p, Room 103)

Coordination between Federal, States, Local, and Commercial organizations for response to domestic issues, such as natural disasters and homeland protection, is still a challenge. Data sharing and cooperation among these organizations has increased; however, the interactions between each agencies systems/databases are still not always defined, data models are not established to promote easy sharing of data, and data is not seamlessly used between applications.

Moderator: Mr. Douglas R. Cavileer, Chair, Interagency Council for Applied Homeland Security Technology (ICAHST)


  • Dr. Suzette Kimball, Deputy Director, U.S. Geological Survey and Chair, Civil Applications Committee (CAC) (invited)
  • Dr. John S. Morgan, Command Science Advisor, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC)
  • Maj Gen William N. Reddel III, U.S. Air Force, Adjutant General, New Hampshire National Guard
Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) (2:00p - 4:00p, Ballroom A)

Mr. Kevin Meiners, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Portfolio, Programs and Resources), will introduce a panel to answer the most “frequently asked questions” regarding DI2E and to share insights about the DI2E framework.  Panel members will include representatives from OSD, the Military Services, Combat Support Agencies, and the Intelligence Community. The panel will respond to questions such as:  What is the DI2E;  how do I plug into it; and how will cloud computing be leveraged to build the objective capability?

Moderator – Kevin Meiners, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Portfolio, Programs and Resources)


  • Edward Lane, Director of the Information Sharing Group, Office of Mission Framework & Services, Ground Enterprise Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Richard E. Matthews, Deputy Director, Exploitation and Collaboration Division, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force
  • Richard H. Radcliffe, Director, International Intelligence Technology and Architectures, OUSDI/ISPE
  • John A. Snevely Jr., DCGS Family of Systems, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
  • Neill Tipton, Director, Information Sharing and Collaboration, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Task Force
  • Kevin L. West, Deputy Director, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise Programs, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence)
Interoperability Tech Talks (4:00p - 5:15p, Tech Talks Theater, Exhibit Hall B)

Have you battled through developing and implementing interoperable services and solutions? Do you want to hear lessons learned, best practices, or just tips and tricks for standing up capabilities and functioning in an interoperable environment? Learn from others experience and knowledge by attending the Interoperability Tech Talks at the GEOINT Symposium.

4 p.m.
Building an open application framework for the aggregation, analysis and dissemination of spatially referenced data sets
Matt McCue, Woolpert Inc.

4:15 p.m.
Architectures for Decision Making
Aristos Dimitriou and Dr. John Carbone, Raytheon

4:30 p.m.
Harmonizing Data to Meet Requirements for NIEM Data Exchange
Don Murray, Safe Software

4:45 p.m.
A Human Factors Analysis of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Web Presence
Maura C. Lohrenz, Michael E. Trenchard and Stephanie A. Myrick, NRL

5 p.m.
U.S. Geological Survey and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Data Processing and Delivery Partnership
Terry B. Bobbie, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies

Exhibit Hall Networking Reception (4:00p - 6:00p, Exhibit Halls A & B)
GEOWalk Corporate Hospitality Night (7:00p - 11:00p, San Antonio River Walk)

Open to Exhibitors and Attendees alike, the annual GEOWalk Corporate Hospitality Night provides a wonderful opportunity to socialize outside the exhibit hall. Numerous venues along the San Antonio River Walk will provide guests food, refreshments and entertainment to complement the company of your peers.

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Rio Plaza, 245 East Commerce St #100
sponsored by The Boeing Co. and General Dynamics

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Howl at the Moon, 111 West Crockett St
sponsored by BAE Systems and L-3 Communications

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Vault, 209 North Presa St
sponsored by Esri and ITT

7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Iron Cactus, 200 River Walk St #100
sponsored by Sotera

8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Buckhorn Saloon, 318 East Houston Street
sponsored by DigitalGlobe and MDA