July 1, 2015
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USGIF collaborated with OGSystems to develop an Industry Solutions Marketspace (ISM) community. ISM is a digital, personal experience for industry and academia to showcase the functionality and interoperability of their solutions. ISM creates a channel—allowing anyone from industry and academia with or without government contracting experience—to show existing solutions to real-world GEOINT problems, all while protecting intellectual property.
There are two user types within the community: Explorers (potential customers) and Solution Providers. Explorers provide mission needs, challenges, and interaction with suppliers through crowdsource-style projects and challenges.
This environment fosters and proliferates transparency and marketing, online collaboration, immersive solution assessment, and business process modernization.
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Read more about ISM in USGIF’s trajectory magazine.
June 25, 2015
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This morning, USGIF announced Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff for the U.K. Royal Air Force (RAF), as the 2015 recipient of the USGIF Arthur C. Lundahl–Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Peach is the 11th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized during the GEOINT 2015 Symposium general session.
Peach was unable to attend the Symposium, and instead sent a video of his acceptance speech to be played for the audience.
“Thank you so much for honoring me with this award,” said Peach. “It is of course not for me, it is for all of the members of the United Kingdom intelligence services past, present, and hopefully future who worked so closely in partnership with you for so many years. …I’m proud to be part of the reconnaissance gang, I’m very proud to be part of the Intelligence Community. I see in so many of my predecessors on this hall of fame great friends and particularly great mentors. I would just simply highlight two—the great intelligencer Johnny Allen and my lifelong friend and mentor Jim Clapper. Both mean a lot to me and both mean a lot to their friends in the United Kingdom. To join them makes me humble.”