SPRINGFIELD, Va. —The Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking (co-chaired by the Department of State, Department of Interior, and Department of Justice) in cooperation with the Office of Director of National Intelligence and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will host the Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking Symposium Tuesday, June 28 at NGA's Springfield, Va. campus.
The agenda includes 8:30 a.m. welcome remarks by NGA Director Robert Cardillo, and keynote remarks from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mr. Dan Ashe.
The focus of the symposium is to foster discussions concerning illegal wildlife trafficking and how collaborative relationships across government, civil sector, academia, international partners, and non-government organizations will identify fundamental geospatial data and its implications within a human geography framework. The symposium aims to advance the goals set forth in the Combating Wildlife Trafficking (CWT) Executive Order and National Strategy Implementation Plan in cooperation with the U.S. Government, the Intelligence Community, International Partners, and Non-Governmental Organizations.
A news conference is scheduled from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m., following the morning keynotes. All media interested in attending the event and/or the news conference, please contact the NGA office of Corporate Communications at the information listed below to ensure access to the facility and appropriate credentialing.