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GEOINT Symposium 2021

GEOINT Symposium 2021

October 5-8
St. Louis, Missouri

The GEOINT Symposium is the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation, offering training and education opportunities, meetings for focused communities of interest and more.

Visit us at Booth 513

We exist to "show the way."
It is our time to lead ─ together, we can and will win!

Vice Adm. Robert D. Sharp
Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

About NGA

GEOINT Symposium 2021

October 5-8
St. Louis, Missouri

The GEOINT Symposium is the largest annual gathering of geospatial intelligence professionals in the nation, offering training and education opportunities, meetings for focused communities of interest and more.

Visit us at Booth 513

We exist to "show the way."
It is our time to lead ─ together, we can and will win!

Vice Adm. Robert D. Sharp
Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Featured Speakers

  • Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, NGA

    Keynote

    Wednesday, October 6

    11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. CT

  • Cynthia Snyder, Associate Director for Support, NGA

    Future of the GEOINT Workforce

    Wednesday, October 6

    3:30 – 4 p.m. CT

  • Sue Pollmann, West Executive

    Preparing the Workforce for Tomorrow’s National Security Challenges

    Thursday, October 7

    1 – 1:50 p.m. CT

Agenda

GEOINT FOREWORD | PRE-SYMPOSIUM EVENT

Tuesday, October 5

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.                      Climate Change: Following the Science for a More Secure Nation

  • Nicholas Henschel, Director, Office of Geomatics, Source Operations and Management Directorate (NGA panelist)

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.                      Closing Keynote

  • Dr. Cindy Daniell, Director, Research

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.               Keynote: VADM Robert Sharp, Director, NGA

Thursday, October 7

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                 GEOINT and JADC2

  • Mark Andress, Chief Information Officer and Director, CIO-T (NGA panelist)

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

Kiosk 1

Kiosk 2

Engaging with NGA

N2W Flyover

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

LiDAR/EO-Derived Point Clouds

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NGA Corporate (Small Business)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nitrous Oxide Monitoring

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

NSG Open Mapping Enclave (NOME)

1 - 3 p.m.

NGA St. Louis (Moonshot Labs)

12:30 - 3 p.m.

Virtual Reality Warfighter Support

3 - 5 p.m.

Spectral Water Indicators by Month

3:30 - 5 p.m.

NGA Source (Bailments)

3 - 5 p.m.

NGA recruiters: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OmniGlobe demos: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.

Thursday, October 7

Kiosk 1

Kiosk 2

Engaging with NGA

Virtual Reality Warfighter Support

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Spectral Water Indicators by Month

10 - 11:30 a.m.

NGA Research (Agile Acquisitions)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.       

Nitrous Oxide Monitoring

1 - 3 p.m.

LiDAR/EO-Derived Point Clouds

12 - 2:30 p.m.

Engaging with Analysis (Analytic Workflow Modernization)

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

N2W Flyover

3:30 - 5 p.m.

NSG Open Mapping Enclave (NOME)

3 - 5 p.m.

NGA Corporate (Small Business)

3 - 5 p.m.

NGA recruiters: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

OmniGlobe demos: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 5 p.m.

Friday, October 8

Kiosk 1

Kiosk 2

Engaging with NGA

NSG Open Mapping Enclave (NOME)

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

LiDAR/EO-Derived Point Clouds

10 - 11:30 a.m.

NGA St. Louis (Moonshot Labs)

10 - 11:30 a.m.

N2W Flyover

12:30 - 2 p.m.

Spectral Water Indicators by Month

12 - 2 p.m.

NGA Corporate (Small Business)

12 - 2 p.m.

NGA recruiters: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

OmniGlobe demos: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

1:15 – 1:45 p.m.                      Mission Imperative: Assured Positioning, Navigation, Timing, and Targeting

  • J.N. Markiel, Senior GEOINT Authority for Geomatics, Source

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.                      Mission Imperative: Data Access and Integrity

  • Moderator: Sarah Campbell, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, Research
  • Deepak Kundal, Chief Data Officer
  • Rachael Martin, Director, AI, Automation and Augmentation (AAA)
  • Kate Curtis, Senior Data Engineer, Data and Digital Innovation

2:15 – 3 p.m.                           Delivering DevSecOps at NGA

  • Moderator: Alex Loehr, Chief Technology Officer, CIO-T
  • Andy Curtis, Technical lead for DevSecOps Tooling, CIO-T
  • Marianne Offholter, Division Chief, DevSecOps Tooling, CIO-T
  • Maggie Bollone, DevSecOps Lead, Foundation GEOINT Integrated Program Office, CIO-T

3:30 – 4 p.m.                           Future of the GEOINT Workforce

  • Cynthia Snyder, Associate Director for Support
  • Shelby Pierson, Deputy Director, Source
  • Dennis Bowerman, Director of Analytic Operations, Analysis

Thursday, October 7

1 – 1:30 p.m.                           GEOINT AI Initiatives in the DoD

  • Jim McCool, Director, Data and Digital Innovation (NGA panelist)
  • Rachael Martin, Director, AI, Automation and Augmentation (AAA) (NGA panelist)

1:30 – 2 p.m.                           Commercial GEOINT: Strength in Community

  • Dave Gauthier, Director, Commercial and Business Operations, Source

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.                      GEOINT Strategic Futures

  • Gary Dunow, Associate Director for Enterprise (NGA panelist)

Friday, October 8

1:15 – 2 p.m.                           NGA Moonshot: How It All Comes Together

  • Moderator: Ronda Schrenk, CEO, USGIF
  • Phil Chudoba, Associate Director for Capabilities
  • Brian Lessenberry, Deputy Associate Director for Operations
  • Mark Andress, Chief Information Officer

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.                      University of Missouri-St. Louis and NGA Educational Partnership Agreement

  • VADM Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
  • Kristin Sobolik, PhD, Chancellor, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thursday, October 7

1 – 1:50 p.m.                           Preparing the Workforce for Tomorrow’s National Security Challenges

  • Sue Pollmann, West Executive (NGA panelist)
  • J.N. Markiel, Senior GEOINT Authority for Geomatics, Source (NGA panelist)

Friday, October 8

1 – 2 p.m.                                N2W IT Modernization

  • Mark Chatelain, Associate Chief Information Officer
  • Chris Ashabranner, Associate Deputy Program Director, IT & Readiness, N2W
  • Scott Gum, Assistant Program Manager, IT, N2W

Thursday, October 7

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

3:10 p.m.                                 E-Talk, Augmenting Human Cognition

  • Joeanna Arthur, Research

 

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

1:30 p.m.                                 Optimizing the Human Machine Team: Breakthroughs Still Needed

  • Amanda Bright, Source

1:40 p.m.                                 Boost Your Computer Vision Model Performance with GEOTriage!

  • Ramona Rubalcava, Analysis, NGA & Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory

1:50 p.m.                                 The RFI Killer: Using Data Models and Dashboards to Stop Repetitive Production

  • Ben Arnosti, Analysis

3:30 p.m.                                 Engaging with NGA Research through the Boosting Innovative GEOINT Research Broad Agency Announcement (BIG-R BAA)

  • Ashley S. Eilers-Lupton, Research

3:40 p.m.                                 HCG, Answer to IC’s Data Problem

  • Eric Lohmann, NGA

Thursday, October 7

12:50 p.m.                               2035 GEOINT CONOPS: A Strategic Vision for the Next 15 Years

  • Dawn Campbell, OSO

1:30 p.m.                                 Ecosystem Engagement at NGA

  • Christine Woodard, Research/N2W

2:10 p.m.                                 How NGA is Using a Technology Accelerator to Connect with Industry

  • Michael Fitzpatrick, Research

2:50 p.m.                                 VIIRS Temporal Radiometric Trending to Detect COVID Patterns

  • Joshua F. Magarick, Research

3:15 p.m.                                 Tearline: Growing Authoritative Content, Analytic Outreach, and Public Trust

  • Chris Rasmussen, CIO-T

Wednesday, October 6

NGA Activities

*All times are Central Time

2 – 2:50 p.m.                           Digital First and the Future of GEOINT

  • Jean Donohue, Deputy Director, GEOINT Information Office, Source (NGA panelist)

3 – 3:50 p.m.                           GEOINT’s Golden Age of Creativity

  • Sean Hannan, Industry and Innovation Lead, Analytic Tradecraft and Technology Group (NGA panelist)

Friday, October 8

12 – 12:50 p.m.                       Entrepreneur to Employee: How a Scrappy Startup Mentality Can Help

  • Chris Rasmussen, Tearline Program Manger, CIO-T (NGA panelist)