It is said that perhaps one of the biggest challenges to a truly global space program is determining how much information can, and should, be shared among the parties involved. A key track session at the Strategic Space Symposium will examine the balancing acts regularly performed between national security and public awareness, between military and commercial entities, and among the nations that share space in space...
...The International Data Sharing Challenges breakout session will be led by William Schuster, chief operating officer of GeoEye, Inc., a worldwide supplier of geospatial imagery products. Schuster has broad industry experience coupled with a number of years with the Central Intelligence Agency.
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GeoEye’s products and services enable timely, accurate, and accessible location intelligence. The company is recognized as one of the geospatial industry's most trusted imagery experts, delivering reliable service and exceptional quality imagery products and solutions to customers around the world. GeoEye has developed an advanced information technology infrastructure for collecting, receiving, processing and distributing imagery information products and processing services to the U.S. Government including the national security community as well as international governments and commercial customers. These products serve applications including defense and intelligence, precision mapping, on-line mapping, infrastructure development, planning and monitoring, and environmental assessment. The company collects tens of millions of square kilometers of imagery per year with its existing satellites and aerial assets, which includes GeoEye-1, the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite. The company also provides support to academic institutions and non-governmental organizations through the GeoEye Foundation (http://www.geoeyefoundation.org). Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, GeoEye is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol GEOY. It maintains a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) and has achieved company-wide ISO accreditation.