Time Event
Exhibit Hall Hours: Monday 10a-5p, Tuesday 10a-5p, Wednesday 10a-3p
Training & Education Sessions (7:00a - 9:00a, Osceola Breakout Rooms 1-6, Gaylord Palms)
GEOINT 2016 Opening Ceremonies — Presentation of Colors and National Anthem (9:00a - 9:15a, Osceola Ballroom CD, Gaylord Palms)
Welcome Remarks — The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris, Chairman of the Board, USGIF (9:15a - 9:30a, Osceola Ballroom CD, Gaylord Palms)
Master of Ceremonies — The Honorable Joan Dempsey, USGIF Board of Directors, and Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton (9:30a - 9:45a, Osceola Ballroom CD, Gaylord Palms)
Keynote: The Honorable Marcel Lettre, USD(I) (9:45a - 10:15a, Osceola Ballroom CD, Gaylord Palms)
Networking Break (10:15a - 10:45a, Osceola Foyer, Gaylord Palms)
Keynote: Robert Cardillo, Director, NGA (11:30a - 12:30p, Osceola Ballroom CD, Gaylord Palms)
Lunch & Exhibit Hall (12:30p - 2:00p, Florida Exhibition Hall A-F, Gaylord Palms)
USGIF NGA Advisory Working Group/NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group Discussion (12:30p - 2:00p, Osceola A, Gaylord Palms)

Evolving to a Sustainable, Government/Industry Business Model in an IC-ITE and Cloud-based environment

Under USGIF sponsorship, two industry working groups produced findings and recommendations for consideration. The NRO ASP Industry Advisory Group (IAWG) focused on NRO software licensing approaches, use of open source software, and requirements evolution. The NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) focused on acquisition transparency, RFP clarity & quality, and how contracting techniques might be used to better deliver innovation. Side by side review of NAWG and IAWG findings revealed common themes that suggest broader applicability of IAWG/NAWG recommendations and that merit further discussion aimed at increasing NRO and NGA benefits.

Government Pavilion Stage (1:30p - 4:00p, Exhibit Hall F, Booth 2317, Gaylord Palms)
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m. – Professional Certification by Tim Hegarty, Chief Learning Officer, Human Development, NGA; and Dr. Darryl Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, USGIF
  • 2:00-2:30 p.m. – NSG Strategic Intent by Robert Cardillo, GEOINT Functional Manager; Dustin Gard-Weiss, GEOCOM Chair; Monique Yates, Co-Chair, Training and Development Subcommittee; Dr. Joseph Fontanella, Co-Chair, GEOINT Analysis and Production Subcommittee; and David Cacner, Co-Chair, Information Systems Architecture
  • 2:30-3:00 p.m. – Terry Busch, Chief, Integrated Analysis and Methodologies Division, DIA
  • 3:00-3:30 p.m. – Dave Lilley, Deputy Director, Geospatial Management Office, DHS
  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. – GEOINT Pathfinder by Erik Makowsky, NGA; and Chris Rasmussen, Source Software Development Lead, NGA Pathfinder, NGA
Training & Education Sessions (2:00p - 4:00p, Osceola Breakout Rooms 1-6)
USGIF YPG Panel: Experiencing M&A (2:30p - 3:30p, Gainesville 1-2, Gaylord Palms)

Experiencing M&A: Taking Your Startup to the Next Level

What is it like to follow the dream of owning your own business and to watch that dream become a reality as it grows into something brilliant? What happens next?
Join our panel of entrepreneurs as they share their experience of turning a dream into reality and how they made the decision to take their business to the next level through mergers and acquisitions.


  • Moderator: Josh Hartman, USGIF Board of Directors and Managing Partner with Renaissance Strategic Advisors
  • Omar Balkissoon, CEO & Co-Founder, OGSystems
  • John Fenwick, Spacecraft Operations Manager, Google
  • Shay Har-Noy, VP & General Manager, Platform, DigitalGlobe
Exhibit Hall Networking Reception (4:00p - 5:00p, Florida Exhibition Hall A-F, Gaylord Palms)