2nd GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit

“Leveraging New Collection Strategies to Enhance the Nation’s GEOINT Capability”


September 19 -20, 2017

The Mary M. Gates Learning Center, Alexandria, VA

The GEOINT and Open Source Analytics Summit allows US military commands, government agencies, academia, and technology providers the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation about the future of open-source technologies in the GEOINT landscape. The summit seeks to find solutions to the challenges promoted by the integration of open-source geospatial imagery with classified sources in order to provide the IC with the highest quality GEOINT data available.


2017 Confirmed Speakers to Include

David Gauthier Headshot

  • * David Gauthier, Director, Office of Strategic Operations, NGA


  • * Dr. Joseph Fontanella, Director, US Army Geospatial Center



  • * Patricia Guitard, Deputy CIO, Senior Technical Advisor for OSINT & Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2, US Army

Col Sean Larkin

  • * Col Sean Larkin, USAF, Commander, NASIC


Pete Muend

  • * Pete Muend, Commercial GEOINT Activity (CGA) Lead, NRO

Chris Rasmussen

  • * Chris Rasmussen, PM, Unclassified GEOINT Pathfinder PM & Public Open Source Software Development Lead, NGA


Download Agenda for 2017 Speakers & Sessions


  • Why Attend?
    • This educational summit enables the Intelligence Community, military intelligence organizations and the private sector to come together to address the latest efforts to improve the quality, availability, and analysis of geospatial and open source intelligence.
    • Open and commercially sourced data have proven their value and intelligence agencies are moving quickly to take advantage of new imagery sources. The challenge is integrating this information into existing streams and exploiting it in an effective and timely manner. Establishing a strategy and framework for the collection and analysis of this diverse set of data streams will be a key priority for the IC. 
    • This summit will feature senior level discussions on the latest efforts by government agencies and organizations to utilize geospatial and open source data to support a wide variety of mission sets. The applications of this data are many and this year’s summit will seek to highlight efforts towards the accomplishment of wide-ranging IC goals.
    • We encourage you to explore our site  more, give us a call if you have any questions, and we hope to welcome you in September!


Exhibiting & Sponsorship

    • This summit offers several distinct opportunities for a few organizations to demonstrate their technologies or solutions that address the summit subject matter, or to partake in a thought leadership role. 
    • If you are an organization that would like to learn more about how you can be involved, please visit us at the Sponsors and Supporters Page.

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New Topics for This Year’s Summit

  • – NGA’s efforts to utilize innovative capabilities developed and deployed by the private sector
  • – Leveraging open source analytics to support Multi-INT and activity based intelligence
  • – Current status of pilot projects and base programs designed to use publicly available information for GEOINT missions
  • – How an “analysis as a service” business model would support government analysts
  • – Technical challenges associated with real-time ingest, correlation, enrichment, security and use of open sources as either stand-alone architecture or as a fully integrated architecture
  • – Innovation and creativity in GEOINT for DoD
  • – The growing role of automation in GEOINT and open sources analysis
  • – How big data and deep learning solutions can lead to anticipatory intelligence
  • – How the commercial small satellite revolution supports the future GEOINT strategy
  • – Policy and security necessary to realize integrated GEOINT and open sources workflow
  • – Enhancing homeland security through open source intelligence collection, analysis and sharing


At our Summit You Will Have the Ability to

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing intelligence officers and analysts.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.


Operating Guidance for Government Attendees

  • DSI’s Summit directly supports DoD, IC, and Government priorities by providing a conduit for officials to efficiently reach audiences outside of their respective offices that directly impact their department’s mission success, at no charge to the government, and in an efficient expenditure of time.
  • DSI’s Summit will provide a forum to address and improve internal and external initiatives, meet with and hear from partner organizations, disseminate vital capability requirements to industry, increase visibility within the larger community, and generally support their mission.
  • The Summit is open and complimentary to all DoD and Federal employees and is considered an educational and training forum.
  • (Industry and academia members are charged a fee for admission)


  • Participating Organizations at Last Year’s Summit Included
  • NGA, US Army Geospatial Center, Adobe, AECOM, Aerojet Rocketdyne, AFRL/ Information, Directorate, AG/RPD, US Department of State, Airline Ambassadors International, BAE Systems, Bloomberg L.P., Blue Compass, LC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boundless, Cal Poly Office of Research & Economic Development, Carahsoft, CCRi, CollabraSpace, Compass, Inc., Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Continental Mapping, Consultants, Crunchy Data, CSRA, DAn Solutions, Inc., DeepSequence, DellEMC, DHS, DIA, Diffeo, Digital Reasoning, DigitalGlobe, DOE, Dun & Bradstreet, East View Geospatial, Envitia Inc, FEMA, First Mile Geo, General Dynamics IT, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Geographic Services, Harris Corporation, IBM, INA Solutions, Inc., Innovative Decisions, Inc., In-Q-Tel, Institute of World Politics, Janus Research Group, Jefferson Institute, KEYW Corporation, Inc., Leidos, Lockheed Martin, MacAulay Brown, Inc., MapLarge, MapR Technologies, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity, MarkLogic, NIST, Noblis NSP, Northrop Grumman, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Novetta, Oak Wood Controls, OG Systems, Open Source Enterprise, Organon Advisors, PAR Government, PixElement, PlanetRisk, Praescient Analytics, SAIC, SAS, SDL Government , Sentrana Inc, Software AG Government Solutions, The HumanGeo Group, The Radiant Group, The Sanbron Map Company, U.S. Navy, United States Geological Survey, Ursa Space Systems, UrtheCast, US Army, , Vencore, 377 Omega, Inc, and more!

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Advisory Board

DSI strives to provide the most up to date, mission relevant, topics and discussion points for our meetings.  In order to assure that we are providing the best subject content possible, our Advisory Board Members have volunteered to share their respective insight and expertise with us. We are truly grateful to have their support and guidance as we strive to continually create truly effective meetings and events for all.  Learn more about our Advisory Board Members.