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Join USGIF For GEOINTeraction Tuesday Today May 3

May 3, 2016

Network while discovering business opportunities at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday May 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Magianno’s at Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va. This edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday is sponsored by Deloitte.

Speaking at this event will be David J. Gauthier, Director, Office of Strategic Operations, NGA. Gauthier will discuss principles driving the new release of the NGA Strategy and the NGA GEOINT Concept of Operations 2022.

Please note this GEOINTeraction Tuesday is occurring the first Tuesday of the month.

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LAST WEEK to Apply for the USGIF Scholarship Program - Deadline May 6

May 2, 2016

The application deadline for the USGIF Scholarship Program and the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing has been extended to Friday, May 6.

The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school seniors studying GEOINT, GIS, geography, and related fields.

The Ken Miller Scholarship is a new scholarship this year, created in partnership between USGIF and Riverside Research. It’s a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Visit usgif.org/education/scholarships to download the applications and learn more.

Applications due Friday, May 6!

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NOVA IMS First International GEOINT Program to Achieve USGIF Accreditation

April 26, 2016

USGIF is excited to announce the addition of NOVA Information Management School of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA IMS), located in Lisbon, Portugal, to its growing list of USGIF-accredited GEOINT programs.

Through the USGIF Academic Accreditation program, colleges and universities around the globe have the opportunity to receive accreditation of their geospatial intelligence programs accompanying a college degree. Students who meet high academic standards and graduate from accredited programs receive USGIF’s GEOINT Certificate, which helps ensure the GEOINT Community has a robust workforce now and in the future. To date, nearly 600 students have graduated with USGIF GEOINT Certificates.

NOVA IMS is the first non-U.S. school to receive USGIF academic accreditation. The inclusion of NOVA IMS represents a major step for USGIF and signals the broadening of GEOINT as a globally recognized professional discipline. NOVA IMS’s GEOINT curriculum was developed collaboratively across its federated university structure and is truly interdisciplinary in its design.

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Support Geospatial Education at Allder Golf Classic May 15

April 25, 2016

Join the Community for a day of networking on the links at USGIF’s Allder Golf Classic, Sunday, May 15, at an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, Fla.

The Allder Golf Classic, named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., helps fund USGIF educational programs, such as the USGIF Scholarship Program. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $891,000 in scholarships to deserving students pursuing educational excellence in fields related to the GEOINT tradecraft.

The Allder Golf Classic coincides with the GEOINT 2016 Symposium. If you are not attending GEOINT 2016 but would like to golf, email golf@usgif.org to sign up. If attending GEOINT 2016, you may add the Allder Golf Classic to your registration.

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Still Time to Register for USGIF's Data Analytics Forum April 25

April 25, 2016

Register onsite for USGIF’s Data Analytics Forum today at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.

This forum brings together a diverse group of government, industry, and academia to discuss challenges and success stories related to how geospatial intelligence can be derived from and enhanced by data analytics. Learn how your organization can better support the Community and benefit from various strategies, technologies, and methodologies.

Hear a keynote from Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group, IBM; a keynote from Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Vice President and Director of CosmiQ Works, In-Q-Tel; panel discussions on analytic challenges, deep learning, and anticipatory analytics; lightning talks; exhibiting organizations; and networking. Check out the full agenda at a glance

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Earn Up to $10,000 With USGIF Scholarship - Apps Due Today!

April 22, 2016

The USGIF Scholarship Program and the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing are accepting applications for 2016.

The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school seniors studying GEOINT, GIS, geography, and related fields.

The Ken Miller Scholarship is a new scholarship this year, created in partnership between USGIF and Riverside Research. It’s a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Visit usgif.org/education/scholarships to download the applications and learn more.

Applications due Friday, April 22!

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Get a Sneak Peek of USGIF's Data Analytics Forum April 25

April 18, 2016

USGIF is once again bringing together data analysis thought leaders for a day of presentations and discussions in a Data Analytics Forum April 25, in Herndon, Va. This year’s agenda includes speakers from IBM, DigitalGlobe, Oracle, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, CIA, and many more.

The Foundation hosted its first data analytics event in 2014, and analytic capabilities have since continued to expand to help absorb the tidal wave of data facing the Intelligence Community. The April forum will discuss challenges and success stories related to how geospatial intelligence can be derived from and enhanced by data analytics.

Read the full sneak peek at trajectorymagazine.com

Register today!

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USGIF Membership Exceeds 1,000 Individuals & 260 Organizations

April 4, 2016

The continued expansion of the GEOINT Community and the critical importance of a professional organization representing a global geospatial intelligence workforce is evident. More than 1,000 individuals have become members of USGIF since it launched a new Individual Membership program in June 2015. Additionally, USGIF this month surpassed 260 Organizational Members including industry, government, and academic organizations. This increase is a reflection of USGIF’s value as it executes its vision and commitment to build the community, advance the tradecraft, and accelerate innovation.

“It’s gratifying and humbling to have 262 organizations and more than 1,000 individuals join USGIF,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback. “People and organizations vote with their feet and their dollars, and our growth validates the original premise of establishing USGIF as a nonprofit educational foundation."

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USGIF Seeks Director of Academic Development

March 28, 2016

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is seeking qualified applicants for Director of Academic Development to steward the foundation’s established collegiate Geospatial Intelligence Accreditation Program and support workforce development activities.

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Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter explaining why they want the position to careers@usgif.org.

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NRO's Jimmy Comfort Speaks at USGIF GEOINTeraction Tuesday

March 25, 2016

While much of the GEOINT Community embraces the potential of commercial imagery and next generation remote sensing systems, the National Reconnaissance Office’s (NRO) Jimmy Comfort shared a cautionary viewpoint March 8, at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event.

More than 100 individuals attended the event, sponsored and hosted by OGSystems headquarters in Chantilly, Va. Attendees had the opportunity to network with colleagues, watch demos by OGSystems, and hear from guest speaker Comfort, who is deputy and technical director of NRO’s Imagery Intelligence Systems Acquisition Directorate.

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