Strategic Research Institute presents
the U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Industry Conference, December 1 & 2, 2003,
in Washington, D.C. ( This forum will analyze
current and future opportunities and explore key issues within the U.S.
commercial remote sensing industry, including its relationship to system and
technology partners and value-added product and service providers.

Like the new U.S. commercial remote sensing policy, this conference
intends to provide a discussion about the new framework for remote sensing
decisions, and a forum in which to create additional relationships between
government and industry decision-makers who are looking to understand the new
opportunities and challenges of commercial remote sensing. The presentations
and panels aspire to generate valuable discussion on a myriad of business
discussions related to the future of U.S. commercial remote sensing. Remote
Sensing company decision makers are invited to interact with representatives
from NASA, NOAA, NIMA, USGS, USDA, and other federal agencies during this
business-focused and information-rich, networking event. Chaired by Kevin
O’Connell, Director, Intelligence Policy Center, RAND Corporation. Keynote
presentations include a White House perspective and NIMA’s government
initiatives to promote the growing relationship between Federal Government and
the U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Industry.


  • Geoff Gabbott, Contracting Officer, USDA
  • Matthew O’Connell, President & CEO, Orbimage
  • Gene Colabatistto, President, Space Imaging LLC
  • Charles Murphy, Senior Analyst, Futron Corporation
  • Terry Ackman, Clean Water Team Leader, Department of Energy
  • Ed Harne, Geographic Sciences Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, DOI
  • Ron Birk, Director of Earth Science Applications Division, NASA
  • Dr. K. Thirumalai, Chief Engineer, Department of Transportation
  • Kimberly T. Nelson, Assistant Administrator and Chief Information Officer, EPA
  • RJ Thompson, Chief, EROS Data Center, USGS
  • Barbara Ryan, Associate Director for Geography, USGS
  • Gerald Kinn, Senior Advisor & Technical Director, Emerge
  • Charles Mondello, Sr. VP, Corporate Development, Pictometry, Inc.
  • Dr. Joanne Gabrynowicz, Director, National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center
  • Ray Williamson, Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, G.W. University Space Policy Institute
  • Timothy Stryker, Remote Sensing Licensing Coordinator and ACCRES Designated Federal Officer, NOAA
  • Steve Grundman, Director, Aerospace & Defense Consulting, Charles River Associates

Earth Observation America (along with publisher GITC America) serves as
the official publication of this year’s event.


An early-bird discount is offered to those who register by October 6. A
discount is also offered to all members of ASPRS. To register, please log
onto:, call 888-666-8514, or
e-mail Please mention priority code DPR000696 when

For more information on the conference, please contact Valerie Connolly,
Conference Director, at 212-967-0095 x222 or For
sponsorship or exhibit information, please contact: Michelle Castonguay,
Business Development Director, at 212-967-0095 x269 or