The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), announced the Honorable Gilman Louie as the 2023 Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award.
USGIF will present him with the award in recognition of his groundbreaking role in bridging the gap between U.S. intelligence agencies and the commercial technology sector. The award ceremony will be Nov. 30th at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, during USGIF’s annual GEOGala.
With more than 30 years of national security and investment experience, Louie served as an early CEO of In-Q-Tel—the pioneering technology investment firm funded by the CIA—from 1999-2006, as an expert and Special Government Employee to the Defense Innovation Board from 2016-2020, and as a Commissioner on the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence from 2018-2021.
As CEO of In-Q-Tel, Louie played a crucial role in identifying and investing in cutting-edge technologies that had the potential to benefit the Intelligence Community. Louie's leadership helped establish In-Q-Tel as a prominent player in the venture capital community, driving technology advancements in service to intelligence and national security.
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