National security workshop added to GEOINT 2013* agenda

The U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation announced on Thursday that a national security workshop will be added to the agenda for the GEOINT 2013* Symposium.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel in Tampa, Florida. The event will outline how geospatial intelligence allows for critical infrastructure protection and shared situational awareness for multi-agency national security missions.

Speakers who will be on hand for the event include Maj. Gen. William Reddell III, the adjutant general for the state of New Hampshire, Capt. Steve Pollackov, the commanding officer for the geographic information systems unit of the New York City Fire Department, and David Alexander, the director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Geospatial Management Office. The speakers will touch on a range of subjects from security at the Super Bowl to geospatial policy for firefighter safety.

The national security workshop will conclude with an open panel discussion and audience participation.

The GEOINT Symposium takes place on April 14-17 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. The event seeks to provide attendees with an agenda of speakers, discussions and breakout sessions led by experts in the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities. The symposium is hosted by the USGIF, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger geospatial intelligence community.