The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation yesterday announced the first keynote speakers for its annual GEOINT Symposium, which will include National Security Agency and Cyber Command head Gen. Keith B. Alexander and Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper.
Other confirmed speakers include National Reconnaissance Office Director Bruce Carlson; U.S. Southern Command’s Gen. Douglas Fraser; U.S. Strategic Command’s Gen. C. Robert “Bob” Kehler; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Letitia A. Long; and U.S Northern Command’s Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr.
“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 Symposium takes place Oct. 16-19 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to keynote speakers, the event will feature panel discussions and breakout tracks covering topics from across the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. There will also be networking opportunities through several 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.