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Credentialing Manager Hired to Lead Professionalization of GEOINT Tradecraft

Posted on October 22, 2014 with 0 comments

Professional certification and the larger umbrella of credentialing is gaining traction in the GEOINT Community. Though professional certifications and designations have been around for some time in related fields such as GIS and remote sensing, a larger credentialing effort for the GEOINT Community has only just begun.

USGIF has a variety of credentialing efforts in development, and the Foundation recently hired Ayana T. Nickerson for the newly formed position of credentialing manager to aggressively move forward with these initiatives.

Nickerson has more than a decade of credentialing experience as well as familiarity with trade associations and nonprofits. Her two most recent positions include director of certification programs for the National Waste & Recycling Association and director of certification and administration for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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NGA Director Robert Cardillo's Open Letter to Industry

Posted on October 21, 2014 with 0 comments

On October 21, the new director of NGA, Robert Cardillo, issued a letter to industry committing his support to a lasting partnership with the commercial sector.

“We count on you to provide the sound tools, advanced technology, sophisticated techniques, and specialized expertise that enable Team NGA to provide decisive mission consequence for our customers … All of our efforts should be focused on providing our customers with the insights, understanding, foreknowledge, and meaningful results that allow them to succeed in their mission,” said Cardillo.

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Homeland Security and Defense Geospatial Community Exchange Nov. 20

Posted on October 20, 2014 with 0 comments

Help drive collaboration between government, industry, private and academic sectors supporting homeland security and defense missions by attending USGIF’s Homeland Security and Defense Geospatial Community Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 20.

See more than 30 exhibits and hear speakers representing DHS, the Components, and other federal agencies.

View the agenda, exhibit & register today!

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