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USGIF & OGSystems Present Steve Blank - Aug. 14

Posted on August 4, 2015 with 0 comments

What if you could innovate faster, better, and cheaper—and also reap 50x your investment? Steve Blank, the father of Lean Startup, has created a proven methodology that allows both government and industry to harness advancements in technology to adapt, disrupt, and innovate at a pace never before imaginable.

USGIF and OGSystems invite you to a presentation and networking opportunity with Blank on Friday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. at OGSystems new headquarters in Chantilly, Va. Hear from Blank about what inspired the Lean Startup Methodology, how and why it works, and how to incentivize the community to value and embrace continuous improvement and innovation.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register today!

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USGIF Seeking SMEs & Pilot Exam Test Takers - Aug. 14-15

Posted on August 3, 2015 with 0 comments

USGIF is seeking geospatial professionals with 3-5 years of experience to take pilot exams, as part of USGIF’s upcoming Universal GEOINT Certification program, on Aug. 15 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at USGIF headquarters in Herndon, Va. The two pilot exams will be focused on Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis and GIS & Analysis Tools.

USGIF is also looking for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to participate in an in-person item writing workshop Aug. 14-15 at USGIF headquarters 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Item writing is to develop and review test questions for the Universal GEOINT Certification program.

If you are interested in participating as a SME or would like to sign up for the pilot exams, contact USGIF’s Justin Franz at The exams are limited to 20 individuals per session at no cost and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about the pilot exams, how to qualify as a SME, and the upcoming Universal GEOINT Certification program.

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SmallSat in the GEOINT Architecture Panel - Aug. 12

Posted on August 3, 2015 with 0 comments

The USGIF SmallSat Working Group is hosting a panel during the Small Satellite Conference at Utah State University in Logan, UT. The panel will take place Aug. 12 from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. at the university in the Eccles Science and Learning Center in Room 007.

The panel, titled “SmallSats in the GEOINT Architecture,” focuses on how small satellites fit into the GEOINT Community. The panelists will discuss what GEOINT is and how the community is starting to adopt the small satellite paradigm. Come learn about how the SmallSat community and GEOINT Community overlap!

This side meeting is open to anyone interested in learning more about what GEOINT is and how small satellites could play a larger role in the community. No RSVP necessary.

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