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USGIF Extern Shares GEOINT 2016 Experience

Posted on September 29, 2016 with 0 comments

Taylor Beck, an undergraduate student studying political science at Gettysburg College, recently shared her USGIF externship experience in a News@Gettysburg article.

Beck attended USGIF’s four-day GEOINT 2016 Symposium in May and worked as a personal assistant to USGIF CEO Keith Masback, a Gettysburg College alumni. Through the externship, Beck had the opportunity to learn more about the Intelligence Community (IC) and career possibilities in the field. She also got the chance to meet IC leaders like Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo, in addition to CNN’s National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and countless other defense and intelligence leaders.

“I went into that symposium not knowing much about the intelligence field and left realizing that I wanted to go into national security law. It really showed me how important this field is and how it is shaping U.S. national security in the future,” Beck said in the article.

Read more about Beck’s USGIF externship.

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Participate in the 2017 State of GEOINT Content Exchange

Posted on September 28, 2016 with 0 comments

USGIF is hosting three, free opportunities to contribute to the 2017 State of GEOINT Report. A 2017 State of GEOINT Content Exchange will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Fairfax, VA, Monday, Oct. 17 in Denver, Colo., and Tuesday, Oct. 18 in St. Louis, Mo.

Participation is open to government, industry, and academia, to include analysts, technologists, researchers, policy experts, academics, business developers, and others from the community. Each half-day, unclassified session will discuss and document current and future global geospatial intelligence trends and challenges. Teams will self-select to further develop topics of interest into short articles for inclusion in USGIF’s 2017 State of GEOINT report.

Learn more about the State of GEOINT report and content exchange in a trajectory magazine podcast with USGIF’s Dr. Darryl Murdock.


REGISTER FOR OCT. 17 – St. Louis, MO


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Register for Tech Showcase West (Oct. 18-19)

Posted on September 26, 2016 with 0 comments

Register for Tech Showcase West, Oct. 18-19 in St. Louis!

USGIF offers a great opportunity to see the unique work of NGA employees in St. Louis. This year, Tech Showcase West will kick off with USGIF Innovation Day, a day focused on industry-government hybrid collaboration at @4240 in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community (CIC) campus downtown. Day two will be at NGA’s building on Second Street and feature approximately 25 demos and presentations throughout NCW workspaces to gain business insight on NGA’s emerging requirements and future challenges.

Be sure to check out the agenda, demo descriptions, sponsorship opportunities, and hotel and travel information.

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GEOAcademic Week

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