Academic Committee

The Academic Committee is responsible for USGIF’s educational initiatives. In addition to providing scholarships for high school, undergraduate and graduate students, the committee spearheads an accreditation program at the university and college level. USGIF accreditation of collegiate Geospatial Intelligence certificate programs supports vital national security interests by assuring that students are prepared for careers within the growing GEOINT enterprise.

The Academic Subcommittees include the Accreditation Subcommittee and Scholarship Subcommittee.

Committee Contact
Darryl Murdock, or at 703-793-0109 x128

Accreditation Subcommittee

In 2005, USGIF formed an Accreditation panel that over an 18-month period established, published, and verified standards for learning objectives supporting the tradecraft. Following a review and public comment phase, the USGIF will accredit courses and programs; Universities and Colleges confer the Geospatial Intelligence Certificate to successful students. Please contact or Find out more here.

Scholarship Subcommittee

USGIF is dedicated to further the advancement of the geospatial intelligence trade. One way the Foundation is accomplishing this is by awarding annual scholarships to promising graduate, undergraduate, and high schools who are studying or plan to study geospatial intelligence related fields at the university or college level. Please contact

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