Congressman Rogers and Congressman Ruppersberger Confirm for Joint Keynote Presentation at the GEOINT 2011 Symposium

July 2, 2011

Herndon, Va., April 11, 2011—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today announced Rep. Mike Rogers, Mich-8, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence, and Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, Md-2, ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence, will provide a joint keynote presentation during the eighth annual GEOINT Symposium.

The GEOINT Symposium is the nation’s largest intelligence event of the year. GEOINT 2011 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.

Rep. Rogers and Rep. Ruppersberger confirm their participation along with 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).

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 a multitude of networking opportunities through receptions and evening events like the Allder Golf Classic, the Welcome Reception at 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

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