USGIF Announces First Keynote Speakers for GEOINT 2011 Symposium

March 22, 2011

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced the first keynote speakers for its eighth annual GEOINT Symposium.

Confirming their participation in GEOINT 2011 are Gen. Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army, commander, U.S. Cyber Command and director, National Security Agency (NSA); Bruce Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO); the Honorable James R. Clapper Jr., Director of National Intelligence; Gen. Douglas Fraser, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM); Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler, U.S. Air Force, commander, U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM); Letitia A. Long, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA); and Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld Jr., U.S. Navy, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and commander, United States Northern Command (NORTHCOM).

“USGIF is committed to delivering another meaningful GEOINT Symposium in 2011 in line with our goal to help build the community,” said USGIF President Keith J Masback. “Coming off last year’s superb event, marked by record setting attendance of over 4,000, the early acceptance of seven keynote speakers for GEOINT 2011, including four combatant commanders, is truly exciting. We eagerly look forward to delivering another world-class event in San Antonio this year.”

The GEOINT 2011 Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year and takes place Oct. 16-19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Last year more than 4,000 total attendees were attracted to GEOINT 2010 to hear speakers discuss multi-INT topics and see the latest technologies from over 220 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit hall. This year’s Symposium will capture attendees’ interest with intriguing keynote speakers, panel discussions and breakout tracks covering topics from across the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security Communities. GEOINT 2011 also promises networking opportunities through multiple receptions and evening events like the Allder Golf Classic, Welcome Reception at St. Paul Square’s Sunset Station, GEOWalk Corporate Hospitality Night and the Closing Celebration.

Video from the GEOINT 2010 Symposium can be found at and more information about GEOINT 2011 is available at

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 whose mission is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. For more information, please visit