Trainings - Monday, May 16

Afternoon Training Sessions
2-4 p.m.

Trainings are add-ons and not included in the Symposium Pass registration. Each training session is $25 for USGIF Members and $30 for USGIF Non-Members. Sign up for training during the registration process.

Leveraging Critical Thinking in Applying Activity-Based Intelligence MethodologyBAE Systems
Osceola Breakout Room 1

This course will cover the philosophy of activity-based intelligence (ABI) and how critical thinking can be used to enhance the analytical application of this methodology. Guided discussions will walk attendees through the process of mitigating cognitive biases to achieve the maximum potential offered by the implementation of ABI analytic methodology.


Activity-Based Intelligence In-Action: Nontraditional GEOINT and the Future of AnalysisLearning Tree International
Osceola Breakout Room 2

This course will demonstrate the core concepts of activity-based intelligence (ABI) as a methodology for technology-enabled problem solving through the use of real-world vignettes, leveraging nontraditional GEOINT sources.


The Five Habits of the Master ThinkerPherson Associates
Osceola Breakout Room 3

This educational session will lay out the five critical thinking skills all geospatial professionals should master to protect against biased thinking, spur imagination, and collaborate across agencies and disciplines to best protect our national security. The five core skills are understanding context, checking key assumptions, considering alternative explanations, seeking inconsistent data, and focusing on drivers and indicators.


Building Intelligence From The Ground Up: Analyzing Seaport Risk Using Open-Source DataTEXTRON Systems
Osceola Breakout Room 4

This training session will explore workflow techniques for exploiting and fusing open-source data into foundational GEOINT products that can be used to help port managers address security concerns. Participants will learn about data acquisition, processing methodology, analysis, and dissemination using the Port of Seattle as a real-world example.


Linking Geospatial Data in Space and TimeIBM
Osceola Breakout Room 5

This class will present the required tools, framework, and steps for Big Data curation, spatial and temporal alignment, and indexing of data layers. The basics of developing spatial-temporal analytics using open-source tools like Python and R and combining it with SPARK will be presented.


Open-Source Exploitation Methodologies and Techniques for Targeting Financial Networks, Forecasting Instability, and Tactical MonitoringLeidos
Osceola Breakout Room 6

This course will focus on managing the volume, variety, velocity, and veracity issues with open sources, tailoring data acquisition strategy to be mission relevant, developing unified data models, and configuring analytics to innovate at the speed of mission.


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