Workshop on GIS Capabilities for Civil Government Agencies

Workshop on GIS Capabilities for Civil Government Agencies

GIS event poster
On October 19, 2006, the Office of Space Commercialization and the Space Enterprise Council of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce co-hosted a public workshop on “GIS Capabilities for Civil Government Agencies: Building a Bridge to a Safe, Secure, and Prosperous Future.”

The event brought together commercial providers and civilian government users of GIS technology. Over 100 participants attended the event.

Speakers included:

  • David Logsdon, Executive Director, Space Enterprise Council, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Ann Beauchesne, Executive Director, Homeland Security Division, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Robert Zitz, Deputy Under Secretary for Preparedness, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Ed Morris, Director, Office of Space Commercialization, NOAA
  • Michael Beavin, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Space Commercialization
  • Glenn Bethel, Senior Remote Sensing Advisor, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • CAPT Curt Dubay, Chief, Office of Systems and Architecture, Maritime Domain Awareness, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Emma McNamara, Director, Information Access Division, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Carol Brandt, Geospatial Information Program Manager and Acting Assistant Director for Information Systems, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Miki Schmidt, Branch Chief, Costal Geospatial Services, NOAA Coastal Services Center
  • Eve Douglas, Senior Program Analyst, Office of Space Commercialization
  • Jill Smith, CEO, DigitalGlobe
  • Matt O’Connell, CEO, GeoEye
  • George May, CEO, Institute for Technology Development
  • Mark Schultz, Director of Intelligence, ESRI
  • Bruce Peetz, Vice President Advanced Technology, Trimble Navigation Limited
  • Brian Patton, Director of Asset Management, City of Seattle Public Utilities
  • Douglas McGovern, Chief, Commercial Solutions Division, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • John Palatiello, Executive Director, MAPPS
  • Barbara Ryan, Associate Director for Geography, U.S. Geological Survey

Presentation materials are available upon request.