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Sign Up for USGIF's Universal GEOINT Pilot Exams!

September 2, 2015

USGIF will be offering the Universal GEOINT Pilot Exams for four upcoming dates at USGIF Headquarters in Herndon, Va.

Testing will be held 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sept. 26, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5.

USGIF will be administering pilot exams for the Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis and GIS and Analysis Tools credential. Successfully passing each exam will result in being granted the appropriate USGIF Universal GEOINT Certificate and also counts toward award of the USGIF Universal GEOINT Certification.

Visit the Universal GEOINT Pilot Exams webpage to learn what the pilot exams will cover and how to register for each exam.

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Justin Poole to Speak at GEOINTeraction Tuesday Sept. 8

September 1, 2015

Join USGIF for its GEOINTeraction Tuesday event Sept. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy in McLean, Va. GEOINTeraction Tuesday is free for USGIF Members and $35 for Non-Members.

Speaking at this event will be NGA Director of Xperience Directorate Justin Poole. He is responsible for enhancing the users experience through online, on-demand GEOINT services that provide access to content, expertise, and applications. Mr. Poole is also NGA’s Customer Service Portfolio Manager.

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Contribute to the 2016 State of GEOINT Report - Oct. 6

August 31, 2015

Join USGIF Tuesday, October 6 for USGIF’s 2016 State of GEOINT content exchange at USGIF Headquarters in Herndon, Va. This half-day session will include GEOINT professionals from a mix of government, industry, and academia who will discuss and document current and future global geospatial intelligence trends. The discussions captured will be assembled into a written report to be published Q1 2016.

Participation is limited. If you would like to attend, please register at connect.usgif.org. You will need to log in or create a free account to register. You do not need to be an Individual Member to participate. Government participation is especially welcomed.

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NGA Operations Technology Solution Discovery Day - Sept. 14

August 31, 2015

NGA invites you to an NGA Operations Technology Solution Discovery Day Sept. 14, from 0800 to 1500 in the Allder Auditorium at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. This event will be hosted by Orrin Mills, Director, Source Operations Group, within NGA’s Source Operations and Management Directorate.

This event specifically aims to: Enhance dialogue with NGA private sector partners on the Next Generation (NextGen) initiative; provide an update on current capabilities; discuss gaps in services and technology; and enable collaborative problem solving.

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Register Today for MINT-T CoP CIE Sept. 21-25

August 27, 2015

The Multi-INT Tradecraft (MINT-T) Community of Practice (CoP) invites you to its Community Innovation Exchange (CIE) September 21-25 at the Vencore Conference center in Chantilly, VA.

Registration is free and now open.

Registration will close at 12 p.m. EDT on Sept. 4

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2015 USGIF Membership Directory Now Available

August 26, 2015

USGIF and trajectory magazine are pleased to offer the official 2015 USGIF Membership Directory.

This alphabetical directory contains brief descriptions and contact information for each USGIF Sustaining Member organization. The directory is also accompanied by a capabilities index, which lists more than 50 products and services. We encourage you to refer to the Membership Directory as a valuable resource.

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USGIF Announces New Membership Structure

August 19, 2015

With members’ feedback in mind, USGIF launched a new Individual Membership program and simplified its Organizational Membership. USGIF introduced the new structure at the GEOINT 2015 Symposium.

“These Membership program changes reflect the natural evolution and maturation of the Foundation and its members,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “It will set USGIF on a path to better serve our members and the GEOINT Community now and into the future.”

Individual Membership
From across the community USGIF has heard a desire for a more personal, individualized professional organization dedicated to the GEOINT tradecraft. All individuals will now be able to join USGIF and become part of the professional organization for GEOINT practitioners. USGIF’s new Individual Membership program offers more benefits at a lower price, including members-only activities, discounts on event registrations, subscription to trajectory magazine, training and education offerings, an affinity program, and more.

Organizational Membership
USGIF consolidated its Organizational Membership levels to three—Strategic Partner, Associate Partner, and Sustaining Partner—and added Small Business Partner and Academic Partner levels. The new structure makes selection of the right membership level easier to identify based on an organization’s objectives, business size or type, and desired level of participation.

To learn more about these changes, please read the USGIF Membership Restructure FAQs.

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Sign Up for the 7th Annual Dennis Fitzgerald Golf Tournament - Aug. 27

August 13, 2015

The 7th Annual Dennis Fitzgerald Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 at the Raspberry Falls Golf Club in Leesberg, Va. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to about 3 p.m. Continental breakfast, lunch, and raffle giveaways will also be available.

The golf tournament is an annual event part of the Dennis Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund. Dennis Fitzgerald (1943-2008) was a longtime member of the GEOINT Community, having served as the principal deputy director of the NRO. He also held previous positions with the U.S. Air Force and CIA.

Register today!

Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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USGIF & OGSystems Present Steve Blank this Friday, Aug. 14

August 11, 2015

What if you could innovate faster, better, and cheaper—and also reap 50x your investment? Steve Blank, the father of Lean Startup, has created a proven methodology that allows both government and industry to harness advancements in technology to adapt, disrupt, and innovate at a pace never before imaginable.

USGIF and OGSystems invite you to a presentation and networking opportunity with Blank on Friday, Aug. 14, from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at OGSystems new headquarters in Chantilly, Va. Hear from Blank about what inspired the Lean Startup Methodology, how and why it works, and how to incentivize the community to value and embrace continuous improvement and innovation.

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register today!

Create a free account or log in to USGIF Connect to register for this event.

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USGIF Seeking SMEs & Pilot Exam Test Takers - Aug. 14-15

August 7, 2015

USGIF is seeking geospatial professionals with 3-5 years of experience to take pilot exams, as part of USGIF’s upcoming Universal GEOINT Certification program, on Aug. 15 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. at USGIF headquarters in Herndon, Va. The two pilot exams will be focused on Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis and GIS & Analysis Tools.

USGIF is also looking for Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to participate in an in-person item writing workshop Aug. 14-15 at USGIF headquarters 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. Item writing is to develop and review test questions for the Universal GEOINT Certification program.

If you are interested in participating as a SME or would like to sign up for the pilot exams, contact USGIF’s Justin Franz at Justin.franz@usgif.org. The exams are limited to 20 individuals per session at no cost and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Learn more about the pilot exams, how to qualify as a SME, and the upcoming Universal GEOINT Certification program.

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