Thursday, June 19, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
The demand for GEOINT knowledge, information and data continues to grow. While NGA focuses on providing unique analytical content and anticipatory intelligence, the agency will increasingly nurture partnerships with other GEOINT stakeholders, including those in industry, to develop innovative solutions for moving the agency toward its envisioned future state. Deputy Director Rodrigue will discuss NGA’s envisioned future and highlight potential areas for government-industry collaboration.
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
NGA recently evolved the way it manages its programs, resources, priorities and investments. Chief Operating Officer Ellen McCarthy will summarize the five portfolios the agency now uses to manage 100 percent of its resources: Analytic Capabilities, Content, Customer Service, Open IT and Business Services. Each portfolio houses two key strategic initiatives, which are deemed essential for the agency to reach its envisioned future state.
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
NGA continues to advance its analytic tradecraft through the implementation of advanced analytic techniques and processes that are applied to the full spectrum of GEOINT. Speakers in this session will focus on Activity Based Intelligence and Structured Observation Management, two key initiatives within the portfolio. They also will discuss how the agency increasingly is looking to partner with industry for innovative big data solutions to help analysts leverage and navigate new large-volume data sources.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Collecting and presenting timely and reliable GEOINT content is at the core of NGA’s mission. NGA’s seamless, dynamic Map of the World (MoW) enables users to visualize and access integrated intelligence content fixed to accurate geographic features on the Earth. Speakers in this session will discuss NGA’s needs regarding next-generation content collection.
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
NGA’s vision is to provide timely, relevant and accurate GEOINT wherever and whenever it is needed. This session's speakers will discuss the agency’s vision for ensuring any customer – whether warfighter or policymaker, homeland security operator or first responder – can easily discover and use NGA’s GEOINT offerings through various stationary and mobile devices and security domains. Highlighted in his discussion will be the agency’s progress toward developing a new online customer engagement framework called The Globe. The speakers will also discuss how the agency will use business analytics to improve the NGA customer experience.
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
A common set of IT services and infrastructure commodities is necessary for integrating intelligence across the defense and intelligence communities. Mr. White, manager of the Open IT portfolio, and team will discuss NGA’s plans to build a unified technology stack and a unified data strategy to enable mission capabilities across the National and Allied Systems for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG/ASG). The agency will nurture business partnerships to secure systems and services that are open and accessible, yet secure, and have the potential to reduce architecture complexity.
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
NGA’s Business Services portfolio will lead the agency’s realization of the business model underlying its Strategy and Vision. Speakers in this session will discuss NGA’s efforts to align people, processes and technologies to achieve efficiencies and effectiveness across a range of disciplines spanning security to financial management and more. The agency will nurture partnerships that lead to creative solutions for improving processes and identifying and sharing best practices across the enterprise.
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
This session's speakers will provide an overview of items of interest to both small and large businesses including RFP
evaluation criteria and new approaches to increasing partnerships between small and large businesses.
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ms. Tonya Crawford, NGA Senior Procurement Executive will provide industry with the latest information on upcoming NGA business opportunities to include timelines for future RFIs and RFPs.
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Partnering for innovative solutions to complex challenges is an ongoing theme for NGA and other federal agencies as the intelligence and defense communities strive to ensure effectiveness and efficiency within an austere economic climate. To help industry better understand areas of need and opportunity, Mr. David Burns, NGA’s Component Acquisition Executive, will summarize the agency’s acquisition trends.