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Become the next Tradecraft & Professional Development Committee Co-Chair

Posted on April 24, 2015 with 0 comments

USGIF is looking for volunteers to fill the committee co-chair position for the Tradecraft & Professional Development Committee.

The Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee discusses and implements ways to assess the needs for GEOINT professionals to support government, industry, and academia. In this role, the co-chair is responsible for working on Professional GEOINT Certification issues, developing key tradecraft topics for the GEOINT Symposium and GEOINT Community Week, and advising USGIF Members and staff on relevant professional development trends and activities.

Visit the committee webpage to see details on how to apply for the position.

Applications are due Monday, April 27.

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Participate in USGIF's GEOINT Hack-a-thon

Posted on April 22, 2015 with 0 comments

USGIF is holding its first-ever GEOINT Hack-a-thon 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 cash prize!

Interested in participating?
Contact USGIF Vice President of Professional Development Dr. Darryl Murdock at

Interested in sponsoring the Hack-a-thon?
Contact USGIF Vice President of Business Development and Exhibitions Jeffrey Ley at

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Call for GEOINT 2015 Lightning Talk Presentations

Posted on April 20, 2015 with 0 comments

The USGIF Emerging Technologies Subcommittee invites you to submit an abstract for the Emerging Technologies Subcommittee Lightning Talks to be presented during GEOINT Foreword, the science & technology forum scheduled for Monday, June 22, as preface to the GEOINT 2015 Symposium, June 22-25, in Washington, D.C.

Lightning Talk presentation proposals are open to any USGIF Member as an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on technical topics relevant to the GEOINT 2015 Symposium’s theme: Opening the Aperture; Charting New Paths. Lightning Talks are limited to five minutes each and will be presented from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. June 22 as a capstone to the GEOINT Foreword event. Lightning Talks must focus on advancing the GEOINT tradecraft for scientists, analysts, and other professionals.

The deadline to submit an abstract for consideration is Friday, May 1.

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