Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is the Foundation’s arm that is responsible for delivering the Foundation’s message to our public and private partners as well as reaching out to the policy and decision makers to ensure the Foundation is best supporting the community and tradecraft.

The Outreach Committee is also responsible for the USGIF Awards Program. Awards are presented for outstanding academic studies, research and development; achievement in the military, government, and industry sectors; and dedication to the tradecraft through the Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Outreach Subcommittees include the Awards Subcommittee, Congressional Subcommittee, Inter-Agency Working Group and Public Relations Subcommittee.

Awards Subcommittee

Three awards categories fall under the Awards Subcommittee to recognize outstanding achievements and innovations made within the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. The Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Awards and Geospatial Academic Achievement Awards are presented to those nominated by the community and selected by the Awards Subcommittee. The Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is nominated and selected by the USGIF Board of Directors.

The Intelligence Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the tradecraft by an individual or team from the military, government and industry sectors.

The Geospatial Administrative/Support Award recognize outstanding administrative or support accomplishments in the tradecraft by an individual or team from the military, government and industry sectors.

The Academic Achievement Award commends the achievements of a top graduate of a nationally recognized geospatial intelligence academic program as well as an organization that demonstrates the top geospatial intelligence program or project.

The Academic Research Award commends an organization that demonstrates the top geospatial intelligence program or project.

Visit the USGIF Awards Program page to apply or nominate.

The Arthur C. Lundahl Lifetime Achievement Award is presented, upon selection by the USGIF board, to an influential member of the geospatial intelligence community who has dedicated much of his or her work to the tradecraft.

Questions? Please contact the Awards Subcommittee at awards@usgif.org.

Congressional Subcommittee

The mission of the Congressional Subcommittee is to facilitate support, educational advocacy, and promote the utility of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft to members of congress, staffers, and other federal agencies. Please note, USGIF does not participate in any lobbying activities.

Inter-Agency Working Group

The IAWG serves as a forum for facilitating better industry-government coordination on geospatial intelligence policies and technology sharing within the growing GEOINT Community of Interest. Its responsibilities include:

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