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Advancing GEOINT Capability Through Open Source Integration at the GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit

The 2018 GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit will focus on techniques and resources aimed at integrating open source technologies into today’s GEOINT landscape. This educational summit will engage US military commands, government agencies, and technology providers in a town-hall forum to highlight the impact of open source data combined with sensitive information to develop a holistic GEOINT picture.

Washington, DC, July 03, 2018 --( Defense Strategies Institute (DSI) is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual GEOINT & Open Source Analytics Summit, occurring September 18-19, 2018, at the Spire Events Center in Washington, D.C. This educational summit will bring members of the Intelligence Community, military intelligence organizations and industry partners together in a collaborative forum to discuss the current and future role of commercial providers and open source technology providers in the GEOINT landscape.

“In today’s technological era, the IC has been seeing increased importance and reliance on the ability to harness and exploit open source data to enhance GEOINT,” states Trina Chiodi, DSI Program Manager. “This forum will discuss the efforts to couple commercial open source data with classified information and how this combination improves the quality of GEOINT brought to key decision-makers.”

This summit will feature senior level discussions of the latest efforts by government agencies and organizations to utilize geospatial and open source data for critical missions. Such a dialogue in a non-attributed setting, will allow for solution providers and thought-leaders to join together in vital discussion regarding the advancements and progress of GEOINT resources and tools.

To that end, the two days will be filled with over 15 discussion sessions, to include:

-Incorporating the Rapid Pace of Technological Innovation into NGA’s Current and Future Missions Speaker: Christy Monaco Director, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA
- Harnessing the Power of Unclassified Sources with NGA’s Pathfinder Program
Speaker: Chris Rasmussen, Program Manager, Unclassified GEOINT Pathfinder, NGA
- Leveraging the Commercial GEOINT Activity to Enhance Technological Capabilities
Speaker: Pete Muend, Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA) Lead, National Reconnaissance Office
- Advancing Multi-Mission Maritime Intelligence and Situational Awareness
Speaker: CAPT Patrick Schreiber, USCG, Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center (ICC)
- Partnering with Commercial Agencies to Bring Silicon Valley Capabilities to the Warfighter
Speaker: COL David Robinson, USA, Army Service Lead, DIUx

Seating is limited
In order to allow for actionable discussion and dialogue amongst speaker and attendees, seating will be limited. Early Registration has now begun. Register now to reserve your seat. Active military, government and state personnel attend complimentary. Those interested in participating in the GEOINT & Open Source Summit can visit Defense Strategies Institute's website at

Anyone interested in learning more or sending questions contact Morgan at, 201-266-0058.

**Summit is closed to press / No recordings**
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