Reimagining Unclassified Work and Platforms: A Geographically Agnostic GEOINT Enterprise

Transitioning More Data and Analytic Capabilities—and the Humans Who Use Them—to Unclassified, Accessible, and Interoperable Systems


This USGIF white paper is intended for government and industry leaders involved in the defense, intelligence, and geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) communities interested in reimagining unclassified work and platforms. The paper identifies opportunities for the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to learn from organizational practices built during the COVID-19 pandemic, which required unclassified work to happen outside of classified environments, and examines the potential benefits of workflows that maximize geographically agnostic unclassified contributions to the GEOINT Enterprise.


Todd Bacastow, Maxar Technologies
Keith Barber, ActioLux
Bradley M. Battista, Tanzle
Justin Bennett, GeodataIT
Gregory Black, Deep Water Point LLC
Victoria Hall, Guidehouse
Lexi Marten, Guidehouse
Tara Mott, Esri
Ingrid Peterson, Guidehouse
Elyse Ping Medvigy, Guidehouse
Sekhar Prabhakar, CEdge Inc.
Steven Thomas, Freedom Consulting
Barry Tilton, Maxar Technologies
Samuel Unger, S2 Analytical Solutions