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Be Sure to Donate to USGIF's EdGEOcation Giving Campaign by Dec. 31

December 6, 2016

Looking to give a donation this giving season? Consider contributing to USGIF’s EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, which supports the Foundation’s educational programs! We’re over halfway to our goal, but need your help to get to $5,000 by the end of the year.

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Please note all donations are tax-deductible

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Be Sure to Register for USGIF's Machine Learning Workshop - Jan. 10

December 2, 2016

USGIF is hosting a Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Jan. 10, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.

This is an opportunity for government, industry, and academia to come together to discuss the current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence.

The workshop also includes free access to USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event directly following the workshop.

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USGIF to Participate in GEOINT Activities at Local Elementary School

December 1, 2016

USGIF staff will assist several third grade classrooms with a geospatial activity at Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., Dec. 6-7. The school rented National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of Africa, a tool used for K-12 students to learn geography in a fun and interactive experience.

USGIF will lead an exciting activity in which students will interact with the 26-foot-by-35-foot map of Africa to identify cities across the continent. These simple lessons in satellite imagery will teach students how to think critically and spatially, all while introducing a topic they may not have learned about otherwise.

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Get Hired in the GEOINT Community

November 30, 2016

Looking for a job in the GEOINT Community or are you a company currently hiring?

Be sure to sign up for USGIF’s GEOINT Community Job Fair, Jan. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va. This event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities.

Send your resume to for participating employers to review and be sure to REGISTER TODAY!

Employers can reserve a table top by downloading the application or contacting Jeff Ley.

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Support USGIF on Giving Tuesday

November 29, 2016

Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday following Thanksgiving kicks off the charitable season with Giving Tuesday. This international day of giving is a movement encouraging people to give back to their local community.

Donating on Giving Tuesday will help USGIF reach its $5,000 EdGEOcation Giving Campaign goal in support of GEOINT educational programs. These programs include offering STEM materials to K-12 classrooms, providing scholarships and GEOINT certificates to college students, and awarding professional certifications.

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NGA's Many Opportunities

November 28, 2016

Maj. Gen. Linda Urrutia-Varhall, director of operations for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), spoke to 140 people at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event Nov. 15 during the Foundation’s 2016 GEOINT Community Week. NGA Deputy Director of Plans and Programs Heidi Smith also gave remarks.

Urrutia-Varhall, who came to NGA in June from her position as assistant deputy chief of staff for ISR at the Pentagon, began her speech by sharing how excited and energized she is to be in her new role.

“I have wanted to be at NGA for the last three assignments,” Urrutia-Varhall said, adding that she personally called NGA Director Cardillo and requested to be considered for the relatively new position. Upon joining NGA, she asked to stay for at least a couple of years to “define and codify” NGA’s director of operations position.

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Amazing GEOINT Community Week Educates the Community

November 23, 2016

USGIF would like to thank all the 2016 GEOINT Community Week attendees, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors for contributing to last week’s success.

It was an amazing six days of workshops, presentations, STEM activities, keynotes, classified briefings, demos, future forecasts, exhibits, networking, and celebration.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop - Jan. 10

November 21, 2016

Join USGIF for its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Jan. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.

The workshop will bring together a diverse group of individuals from government, industry, and academia to discuss current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence. We will be joined by today’s visionary leaders in AI to explore this rapidly evolving and disruptive technology.

Interested in sponsorship for the workshop? Fill out the sponsorship application and return to Jeff Ley or Ashley Jones.

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USGIF Seeking Director of Academic Programs

November 16, 2016

Would you like to join the USGIF team? The Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for its Director of Academic Programs position to steward the foundation’s established collegiate Geospatial Intelligence accreditation program and support workforce development and outreach activities.

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Support USGIF this Giving Season

November 15, 2016

USGIF has launched the first EdGEOcation Giving Campaign in support of USGIF’s educational programs. Help us reach our goal of $5,000 by Dec. 31. As the giving season approaches, we would love to have your support.

Learn how you can give.

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