Agenda

Time Event
All Sessions Take Place in the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
8:00a
Allder Golf Classic (8:00a - 4:00p, Stonebridge Golf Club)

Tee up your week at the GEOINT 2010 Symposium with a round of golf and innumerable networking opportunities at the Allder Golf Classic. Named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., the golf tournament proceeds help fund the annual USGIF Scholarship Program, which supports students pursuing education excellence in fields related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

10:00a
Academic Track - Filling the K-16 Pipeline with Geospatial Students: Education Challenges and Opportunities — Moderator: Dr. Max Baber, Director of Academic Programs, USGIF (10:00a - 12:00p, Room 272)

This session presents information about programs that are exciting interest in geospatial technologies among high school, community college, and liberal arts students, and session attendees will learn how to support such endeavors as advocates for geospatial education.

Participants include:
• Stewart Bruce, GIS Program Coordinator, Center for Environment & Society, Washington College
• Chuck Benton, Technology Education Specialist and Chair, Practical Arts Department, Dover Area High School (PA)
• Dr. Michael Krimmer, Associate Professor and Head, Geospatial Studies Program, Northern Virginia Community College
• Jeanette Allen, Senior Remote Sensing Education Specialist, Sigma Space Corporation, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Technology Track - IC S&T Innovation — Moderator - Mr. Edward T. Cope, NSG RDT&E, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (10:00a - 12:00p, Room 265)

The IC is working hard to highlight the power of commercial IT, GPS industry, visualization, gaming, academia, and the evolving internet as real drivers that the government needs to harness. To do that it is imperative the IC innovate processes from end to end, from contracting for R&D through the methodologies used for analysis and production of GEOINT data and services.

Participants Include:
• Dr. H. Gregory Smith, Deputy Director, InnoVision Directorate and Chief Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• Mr. Thomas Ager, Lead SAR Engineer, Acquisition Engineering Office, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• Mr. Michael Mestrovich, Senior Technology Officer for Innovation, Directorate for Information Management and Chief Information Officer, Defense Intelligence Agency
• Mr. Mark E. Sturgell, Chief, Cognitive Modeling and Agents, 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
• Mr. David Waldrup, Director of Intelligence Community Support, In-Q-Tel

12:00p
Academic Track - USGIF Accreditation of University Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Programs — Moderator: David L. Sterling, Project Manager for GEOINT Programs, Everest Technology Solutions (12:00p - 1:00p, Room 272)

USGIF is accrediting university Geospatial Intelligence certificate programs as we partner with government and industry to grow the GEOINT workforce. Panelists will share perspectives from industry and higher education on the value of USGIF accreditation. The USGIF accreditation process and guidelines will be detailed, impact on university geospatial programs will be reviewed, and benefits to industry staffing will be discussed.

Participants Include:
• Dr. Tony Stefanidis, Associate Professor, Department of Geography & Geoinformation Sciences, College of Science, GMU
• Larry Hill, SVP, Acting General Manager I SAIC, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group
• Dr. Max Baber, Director of Academic Programs, USGIF

1:00p
Academic Track - Service Academy Roundtable: Advancing the Geospatial Intelligence Mission — Moderator: John Moeller, Senior Principal Engineer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology (1:00p - 2:30p, Room 272)

USGIF Academic Programs and the Tradecraft Subcommittee host this roundtable session showcasing the Geospatial Intelligence programs of U.S. service academies, offering presentations about academic, tradecraft and research elements of their geospatial programs and providing opportunity for session attendees to interact directly with these representatives.

Participants Include:
• Col Steve Fleming , Academy Professor, Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering, U.S. Military Academy
• Lt Col Kenneth Hart, Director of Geosciences, Department of Economics & Geosciences, United States Air Force Academy
• Dr. Peter Guth, Professor, Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy
• Carl Zimmerman, Instructor, Homeland Security Program, U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Technology Track - Activity-Based Intelligence (1:00p - 3:00p, Room 265)

Activity-Based Intelligence is an evolving strategy for developing intelligence using the combined capabilities of persistent surveillance, tailored collection management, multi-INT analytic tradecraft and flexible and discoverable data management.

Activity-Based Intelligence enables analysts to:
• Collect, characterize and locate activities and transactions
• Identify and locate actors conducting the activities and transactions
• Identify and locate networks of these actors
• Understand the relationships between networks
• Develop patterns of life

This tutorial will present a conceptual overview of Activity-Based Intelligence, with real-world use cases and technology demonstrations of the concepts in military and civilian applications. Distinguished panelists will include speakers from NGA, DHS, USD, and the MITRE Corporation.

2:30p
Academic Track - Academic Research Program Presentations — Moderators: Mike Dean, Principal Engineer, Raytheon BBN Technologies and Gabe Chang, Senior Consulting Client IT Architect, IBM (2:30p - 4:00p, Room 272)

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) conducts a multidisciplinary program of basic research in geospatial intelligence topics through grants and fellowships to the nation’s leading investigators at institutions of higher learning via NGA University Research Initiatives (NURI), Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions Grants, Service Academy Research Grants, Intelligence Community Centers of Academic Excellence, Intelligence Community Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships, and the Visiting Scientist Program. This research provides fundamental science support for NGA’s basic, applied, and advanced research programs.

Participants Include:
• Dr. David W. Messinger, Associate Research Professor and Director, Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, RIT
• Dr. Christopher Rozell, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
• Dr. Marc Verhagen, Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science Department, Brandeis University
• Dr. Dennis Bellafiore, Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography, John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, Pennsylvania State University (USGIF Academic Research Award Winner)

3:00p
Technology Track - NCTC Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) (3:00p - 4:00p, Room 265)

The National Counterterrorism Center has launched the next generation of the Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) and would like to present WITS NextGen at GEOINT 2010. Available to the public on the Internet, WITS is the US Government’s authoritative database of terrorist attacks compiled exclusively from open source information. With WITS NextGen, users can run reports and queries to retrieve analytic information related to terrorist attacks worldwide.

NCTC will showcase WITS NextGen at GEOINT 2010 by providing a presentation that:
- Demonstrates the new geospatial functions
- Explains the underlying WITS methodology that ensures rigor in the data
- Shows how Government analysts and academics are using WITS in their research
- Shares a WITS promotional video (2-3 minutes)

Participating in this event is, Wesley Wilson, Senior Intelligence Officer, Chief Information and Incidents Analysis Group, National Counterterrorism Center.

7:00p
Taste of New Orleans Welcome Reception at Generations Hall with Chef Paul Prudhomme (7:00p - 10:00p, Generations Hall)

Jazz. Gumbo. Parades. Crawfish. Mardi Gras. Zydeco. It’s all here in New Orleans. Begin your GEOINT 2010 experience on Monday evening with the Taste of New Orleans Welcome Reception at Generations Hall.

Catered by local celebrity chef and Louisiana cuisine pioneer Chef Paul Prudhomme, the welcome reception will feature the great food for which the Crescent City is famous.

Come casual and enjoy a night of fun.