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USGIF's YPG Participates in Spy Fest

Posted on February 11, 2016 with 0 comments

From analyzing fingerprints to building a satellite, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., had much to offer children Jan. 29 at its annual Spy Fest, which attracted more than 350 attendees. Spy Fest is an educational family event offering kids and parents a rare glimpse into the secret world of espionage through interactive activities.

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) participated in the event with an “Eyes in the Sky” exhibit, at which YPG volunteers educated the public on satellites and imagery. Volunteers showed families a model of DigitalGlobe’s GeoEye-2 satellite, explained how a satellite works, and demonstrated imagery analysis by having participants identify locations in satellite images.

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USGIF Scholarship Program Now Open

Posted on February 9, 2016 with 0 comments

The USGIF Scholarship Program and the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing are now open and accepting applications.

The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school seniors studying GEOINT, GIS, geography, and related fields.

The Ken Miller Scholarship is a new scholarship this year, created in partnership between USGIF and Riverside Research. It’s a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Visit to download the applications and learn more.

Applications due by April 22!

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Join USGIF for GEOINTeraction Tuesday March 8!

Posted on February 8, 2016 with 0 comments

Network while discovering new business opportunities at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday March 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m. This edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday is sponsored by OGSystems and will be held at their headquarters in Chantilly, Va.

James “Jimmy” Comfort, Deputy and Technical Director of the Imagery Intelligence Systems Acquisition Directorate (IMINT), NRO. will be the guest speaker.

Held the second Tuesday of every other month, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships and exchange ideas. Each event features a guest speaker from the Defense, Intelligence or Homeland Security Community who shares their views on current issues and answers audience questions.

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Canceled: Planning Committee Meeting

Event date: February 11, 2016

Today’s Planning Committee Meeting is Canceled. Slides will still be sent for reference.

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