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Golden Ticket Program Deadline Feb. 28

February 20, 2018

USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium Golden Ticket Program is now open and accepting applications. Each year, USGIF offers the Golden Ticket program as an opportunity for young professionals to win free registration to the GEOINT Symposium and an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT world in a personal setting.

Application deadline is Feb. 28 See program details.


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GEOINTeraction Monday: SXSW Edition

February 14, 2018

Join us in Austin, Texas for another GEOINTeraction Tuesday Monday on March 12 at South By Southwest (SXSW)! We are excited to invite you to this FREE networking opportunity with food, drinks, and good music.

Learn about the #hardproblems with technology and innovation with our guestspeakers, Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Director of the UT Austin Innovation Center, and Teresa Smetzer, Director of CIA Digital Futures.

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Call for GEOINT 2018 Lightning Talks

February 12, 2018

USGIF invites you to participate in Lightning Talks during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium in Tampa, Fla.

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2018 theme: Driving Data to Decisions and Action. Lightning Talks are seven minutes in length and can be supported by visuals, graphics, or slides. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. Lightning Talks must focus on GEOINT applications conducted by scientists, academia, analysts, and other community professionals.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 26.

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USGIF’s Small Sats Workshop Rescheduled To March 6-7

February 9, 2018

Due to last week’s government shutdown, USGIF rescheduled the Small Sats Workshop for March 6 and 7.

USGIF and its SmallSat Working Group is once again hosting a Small Sats Workshop at NGA Campus East, March 6-7. The focus is “Evolving Capabilities” and will feature speakers and demos. March 6 (Day 1) will be unclassified and March 7 (Day 2) is classified and requires TS//SI/TK REL FVEY clearance.

Keynote speakers include the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Stephen L. Kitay, NGA Associate Director of Capabilities Anthony Vinci, and Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

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2018 State and Future of GEOINT Report Now Available

February 9, 2018

What is the current “State of GEOINT” and what waits on the horizon? USGIF proudly presents the 2018 State and Future of GEOINT report to help answer these essential questions.

This annual report is an unclassified document that contains a series of concise descriptions of problems, achievements, and merging issues and technologies as a guide to better understand the GEOINT mission.

Download the 2018 report

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LAST DAY: Provide Your Expertise for the Certified GEOINT Professional Exams

February 9, 2018

USGIF is conducting an Item Validation and Standard Setting Working Group for its NCCA-accredited Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP) exams:
• Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D)
GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G)
• Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R)

One Standard Setting Working Group will meet virtually for each of the three CGP exams. This opportunity is open to all GEOINT professionals ranging in experience, whether you are CGP certified or not. A total of eight SMEs will be selected for each Standard Setting Working Group.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please provide your contact information no later than Friday, Feb. 9.

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GEOINT 2018 Sneak Peek - February 28

February 5, 2018

Before we gather for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking, USGIF wants to share with you what our partners in government will be looking for and what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2018.

Join us for breakfast at Maggiano’s on Wednesday, Feb. 28, to hear from NGA and other government agencies.

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USGIF to Receive Loudoun County Partners in Education Award

January 30, 2018

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) announced last week USGIF won a “Partners in Education” award for the Foundation’s partnership with Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.

“USGIF is thrilled to receive this recognition for our K-12 outreach,” said Lindsay Mitchell, USGIF’s lead educational manager. “Moorefield was the first school we worked with to offer quarterly GEOINT activities, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to see the students get excited about GEOINT and the different career opportunities the field offers.”

USGIF will accept the Partners in Education Award March 9 at LCPS’ annual Loudoun County Business Partnership breakfast. To learn more about USGIF’s K-12 program, please visit

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Explore Pathways to GEOINT Professionalism Webinar

January 26, 2018

Are you a geospatial professional or do you aspire to become one? Are you interested in understanding the credentialing landscape and why you should be paying careful attention to your own credentials?

If so, check out Directions Magazine recorded webinar exploring credentialing and career opportunities in geospatial intelligence, geospatial sciences and related fields with USGIF’s VP of Professional Development, Darryl Murdock.

View recording now.

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Apply for USGIF Scholarship Program

January 25, 2018

The 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program is accepting applications! USGIF’s Scholarship Program annually awards students studying geospatial intelligence and related fields with financial assistance. Scholarships include:

K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship – $15,000

Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications – $10,000

RGi Scholarship for Geospatial & Engineering – $10,000

USGIF also awards 15-25 scholarships at the doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school senior levels. $5,000 is given to doctoral, graduate, and undergraduates, while high school seniors receive $2,000.

Learn more and download the application

Deadline to submit an application is Monday, Feb. 26.

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