08 Dec 2010
Directions Magazine Webinar: A Paradigm Shift in Geospatial Intelligence? Challenges for a New Generation of Analysts
Is the GEOINT paradigm shifting from the technologically centric “find, fix and finish” warfare to a more anticipatory posture focused on human interests? Is today’s GEOINT community prepared for the analytic challenge of including cultural, population, economic and political geographies? What are the implications for the tradecraft and the geospatial intelligence professional? We believe changes are underway, and this webinar addresses what those changes mean to those who work in, support or are training in this field. USGIF and a panel of experts dive into this topic in a webinar taking place December 9th at 2 p.m. Read more about it in this post.
Disease, famine and water insecurity; continuing insurgencies and terrorism; and humanitarian disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes – these global threats require a deep contextual understanding of place that incorporates history, economics and human geography. Examined through the spatial-temporal lens that defines GEOINT, trends, patterns, signatures and correlations will provide new understandings of our environment.
Most agree that future success will include a focus on human geography and require a different weave of technology, skills, analytic methods and teamwork. This is a call to action for a new inclusive professional development enterprise that joins together the analyst, technologist, trainer, educator and mentor.
• Todd Bacastow, Professor of Practice for Geospatial Intelligence, Penn State University
• Ted Cope, Special Function Executive, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
• Susan Kalweit, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
• Max Baber, Director of Academic Programs, USGIF
Who should attend:
People involved in any facet of GEOINT who are interested in a discussion of the changing national security landscape, impacts of this change on geospatial intelligence, and the implications of these changes on professional development.
Click here to learn more and sign up for the webinar.