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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Working Group Holds First Meeting

Posted on March 22, 2017 with 0 comments

USGIF’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group (MLAIWG) held its inaugural meeting March 16 at Riverside Research’s office in Arlington, Va.

Nearly 30 government and industry participants engaged in energetic discussions and heard from speakers representing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The group specifically talked about federal agency needs, the implications of machines performing roles previously performed by people, and how emerging capabilities can be brought to bear on near-term hard problems facing the Intelligence Community. MLAIWG members are in the process of finalizing the working group’s charter as well as the group’s schedule of activities for the GEOINT 2017 Symposium.

“I was very encouraged by the turnout at our inaugural meeting,” said Ted Josue, MLAIWG co-chair. “After hearing from the government representatives, I am more convinced than ever of the need and relevance of this working group for the GEOINT Community.”

Contact if you are interested in learning more or being involved with the new working group.

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Join USGIF April 13 for an Unclassified Small Sats Workshop

Posted on March 21, 2017 with 0 comments

How can and should the government use commercial GEOINT from small sats along with new commercial analytic capabilities to solve problems and advance our understanding of relevant intelligence questions and concerns?

Join us April 13 at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. for a day-long discussion featuring speakers from industry and government. We’ll discuss current capabilities and the art of the possible while engaging with analysts to highlight their wants and needs.

Check out the agenda and exhibitors.

Registration will close April 6 at 3 p.m. EST.

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Don't Miss the GEOINT 2017 Sneak Peek & Golf Tournament April 17

Posted on March 20, 2017 with 0 comments

USGIF is hosting two events on April 17 at the Belmont County Club in Ashburn, Va. that are not to be missed!

The GEOINT 2017 Symposium is just a few months away. Join us for the GEOINT 2017 Sneak Peek to learn what some IC agencies would like to see from industry during the Symposium and what you can expect from them during the event.

During the afternoon, be sure to take part in the USGIF Invitational Golf Tournament in support of the Foundation’s educational activities.

Both events require separate registration.



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SmallSat Working Group Meeting

Event date: March 22, 2017

We encourage as many folks as possible to attend in person as we have two guest speakers for next week’s session:

  • Congressman (Ret) Jim Longley, R-ME, Chair of the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association
  • Ms. Natalie Laudier, Army PM from the Army Geospatial Center

Additionally we will have time for industry updates and discuss GEOINT 2017.

Learn more about this working group


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