Monday, November 16, 2015 – NGA’s NCE, Springfield, VA
USGIF is excited to announce that it is hosting a Small Satellite Workshop as the opening event for this year’s GEOINT Community Week. The day-long agenda will include keynotes and panels from top leaders in government and industry as well as a number of displays, demonstrations, and learning opportunities from subject matter experts and industry innovators. Advances in sensors, processing, communications, miniaturization, and manufacturing have fueled remarkable growth in the development of small satellites. Once the purview of universities and laboratories, small satellites are proving value to the commercial sector with some forecasts calling for hundreds of small satellites by the end of this decade. Meanwhile NASA, the military, and the Intelligence Community are examining smaller, low cost, and rapidly delivered satellites as a way to conduct both primary and supplementary missions in support of both national and tactical needs. NGA leadership sees the use of small satellites as a key aspect of the agency’s future. If you are currently working with small satellites in any capacity, this is the event for you! Join industry leaders and sign up for either a classified or unclassified exhibit space. Branding opportunities are available and serve as a great way to be viewed as a leader in the small satellite market. Please note, USGIF is considering hosting a classified portion to this event on Tuesday, November 17. If USGIF decides to do so, any organization exhibiting on Monday, November 16, 2015 will be able to exhibit on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 on a complimentary basis.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – NGA’s NCE, Springfield, VAUSGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase East is a full-day, classified event that offers attendees the opportunity to listen to briefings and see NGA-led demos inside and around NGA’s facilities and workspaces. Attendees will learn what challenges NGA is working on, what business opportunities are coming, and how your company can help NGA accomplish its mission. To view the available options for both the Small Satellite Workshop and NGA Tech Showcase East, please click HERE.