The GEOINT Fusion Grand Challenge Classified Session at the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference

San Diego, California – April 27, 2010

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is delighted to be hosting an all-day classified session on April 27, 2010 in conjunction with the ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference. The purpose of this session is to engage and solicit from attendees their views, ideas, approaches, and solutions for the GEOINT Fusion Grand Challenge. Fusion is considered the act or process of combining two or more pieces of data or information regarding one or more entities in order to improve or provide new capabilities for the detection, identification, or characterization of those entities. With active participation and engagement, this one-time collaborative session will be informative, invigorating, and thought provoking.

Classification Level: This session will be held at the SECRET//NOFORN level.

Meeting Format: Morning Session(s) will offer presentations addressing cutting-edge scientific research and technologies on GEOINT fusion.

Afternoon Session(s) will be devoted to in-depth round table discussions addressing key challenges and potential solutions on important GEOINT Fusion problems focused on creative problem formulations, state-of-the-art and practices elucidations, innovative ideas, ingenious approaches, and imaginative research alternatives.

Call for Papers and Call for Topics: A Call for Papers and a Call for Topics for the GEOINT Fusion Grand Challenge session will be available in the near future. If you would like to receive the announcement directly, please forward your interest and contact information to the

Location: Auditorium in BAE Systems’ new Liberty Station facility, 2305 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, California 92106.

Clearances: Attendees must be U.S. citizens and possess a minimum SECRET clearance to attend. By April 16, 2010, clearance certifications must be either passed via JPAS to SMO Code 12436-4 or faxed to the BAE Systems Security Office: 858-592-5734. Information must include the event:

ASPRS 2010 Classified Session and the POC: Stewart Walker (858-592-1764). Receipt can be verified at 858-592-5459.

NGA Contact for information: