May 21, 2015
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USGIF is holding its first-ever GEOINT Hackathon June 12-14!
The purpose of this event is to expose both non-GEOINT and GEOINT-savvy coders to interesting problems that require inventive coding solutions. The goal is to gain participation from the non-GEOINT coding world, while the end result will be a working code base that performs a specifically requested set of functions. The winning team will receive a significant cash prize!
See event details and how to register.
May 19, 2015
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More than 120 people attended GEOINTeraction Tuesday May 12 for National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Deputy Director Susan M. Gordon first USGIF speaking event.
Having joined NGA in January, Gordon has a career rooted in innovation, and noted her favorite accomplishment thus far was leading the development of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s nonprofit arm that works to identify and invest in startups. She added her In-Q-Tel experience has helped her better connect with industry. Gordon said the pressure to drive innovation is on NGA, but the challenge also lies with industry to buck nontraditional methods and seek new and better practices.
“This is a great moment and NGA is so excited about the potential,” Gordon said. “The vision [Cardillo] has articulated is the right one—I know it as sure as I stand in front of you. I have no doubt we’re going to achieve it. Keep putting the pressure on us, but fair warning, our team is going to put the pressure on you.”
Small Satellite Working Group Meeting
Event date: May 27, 2015
The USGIF Small Sat Working Group will meet on Wednesday, May 27 at 1PM at USGIF Headquarters located at 2325 Dulles Corner Blvd, STE 450 in Herndon, VA.
The May 27, 2015 meeting of the USGIF Small Satellite Working Group will begin with a presentation by Dr. Siegfried Janson, Senior Scientist at The Aerospace Corporation. Dr. Janson is one of our nation’s foremost experts in MEMS design and fabrication, small satellite and subsystem design, space mission analysis, orbital mechanics and physics, and electric propulsion. Dr. Janson will discuss small satellite capabilities including past and upcoming missions from industry, academia and government. He will also discuss the user interfaces and ground components needed to use the data, including examples of systems in work and already in place. He will round out the presentation with information regarding technical and policy challenges for small satellites. Please don’t miss this opportunity to interact with Seigfried Janson.
The meeting will conclude with brief updates regarding the Working Group’s participation in the June 22 USGIF GEOINT Symposium, the August AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference, the September AMOS Conference, and planning for a November Small Satellite Day at NGA HQ.
Learn more about this working group