Committees & Working Groups

USGIF is governed by five committees with the Strategic Committee setting the direction of the other four. Members make up and direct these committees, with the exception of the Strategic Committee, which is led by the USGIF CEO and comprises only Strategic Member Partner representatives. These Committees make decisions regarding all USGIF events, as well as the Scholarship Program, Geospatial Certificate Program and Awards Program.

In addition to these committees, USGIF also has several working groups made up of members for various needs and interests across the community.

Volunteer Representatives

Are you an employee of a USGIF Organizational Member? You are eligible to become a Volunteer Representative at no additional cost!

Volunteer Representatives are able to participate in USGIF Committees and Working Groups on behalf of their organization. In order to receive discounts to attend USGIF events or have access to members-only events, volunteer representatives must join as an individual member. Sign up as a volunteer representative or join as an individual member in the USGIF Online Store.

Please Note: Volunteer Representatives must enroll using a work email address, as this email address will be used to verify employment with the USGIF Organizational Member. Additionally, Volunteer Representatives DO NOT receive membership benefits.


Academic Committee
Outreach Committee
Planning Committee
Strategic Committee
Technical Committee
Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee

Working Groups

Activity-Based Intelligence Working Group
Africa Working Group
Commercial Electro Optical Imagery Working Group
Commercial SAR Satellite Working Group
Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group
Modeling & Simulation Working Group
NGA Advisory Working Group
NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group
Small Business Advisory Working Group
Small Satellite Working Group
Young Professionals Working Group

Task Forces

Innovation Task Force


Committee & Working Group Co-Chair Volunteer Resources