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USGIF CEO to Give Keynote at NWGIS Conference

August 25, 2016

USGIF’s CEO Keith Masback has been invited to give a keynote address at the 2016 Northwest GIS User Group Conference, Oct. 17-21, in Salem, Oregon.

This is the 31st annual NWGIS conference and brings together GIS professionals from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. The Northwest GIS User Group is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for training, exchange of knowledge, techniques, and data among the users of Esri software and related GIS products and services. Learn more about the organization and event.

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Register for GEOINTeraction Tuesday - Sept. 13

August 23, 2016

Join USGIF for its September edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. GEOINTeraction Tuesday is sponsored by Esri and will be held at their office in Vienna, Va.

Held the second Tuesday of every other month, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities. Each event features a guest speaker from the Defense, Intelligence, or Homeland Security Community who shares their views on current issues and answers audience questions.

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A Night in 3D with VRICON - Aug. 25

August 22, 2016

USGIF’s YPG and young professionals of the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) are invited to network and view a demo hosted by VRICON at the company’s office in McLean, Va, Aug. 25 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

VRICON will give a half-hour demo of its “Globe in 3D” technology. Following the demo, attendees are invited to join VRICON and continue networking at Tyson’s Biergarten (five-minute walk from VRICON’s office).

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Like USGIF on Facebook

August 19, 2016

USGIF has a new nonprofit Facebook page. Be sure to find us @USGIF and “like” our page to the get the latest updates on USGIF events and programming.

While you’re at it, be sure to like trajectory magazine’s Facebook page to keep updated on GEOINT Community news and the GEOINT Symposium Facebook page to keep informed on the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7 in San Antonio.

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Looking to Further Your Education and Training?

August 15, 2016

Looking to further your GEOINT education and training and take the next step in career advancement?

USGIF’s Universal GEOINT Certification is the first-of-its-kind, transparent, and transportable professional designation that proves your deep and balanced understanding of the GEOINT tradecraft.

Register now for one or more of the Universal GEOINT Certification exams and demonstrate your knowledge in the tradecraft!

Learn more about the program!

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2016 USGIF Membership Directory Now Available

August 3, 2016

Get the full list of USGIF Organizational Members and their capabilities in the 2016 USGIF Membership Directory. Published by trajectory magazine, this alphabetical directory contains brief descriptions and contact information for each USGIF Sustaining Member organization. We encourage you to refer to the directory as a valuable resource.

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YPG Hosted Small Sat Talk with Leidos

July 29, 2016

On July 28, approximately 30 young professionals gathered at the Leidos Conference Center in Reston, Va. to hear about small satellites (small sats). The event was held by USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) and sponsored by Leidos.

The presentation was given by Leidos Senior Vice President and USGIF Small Satellite Working Group Co-Chair Robert Zitz. Zitz gave an overview of what small sats are and how they’re changing the game in the satellite imagery. After the presentation, attendees had the chance to network and enjoy refreshments.

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Connecting with the IC

July 28, 2016

USGIF CEO Keith Masback joined other Intelligence Community (IC) leaders July 21 in a panel discussion about doing business with the IC. The panel was hosted by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce as part of its GovCon Series, a monthly event offering educational enrichment opportunities to emerging and middle-market government contractors and entrepreneurs. July’s panel discussion focused on how organizations, particularly small businesses, can gain opportunities with the Intelligence Community.

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GEOINT 2016 Embraces the GEOINT Revolution

July 15, 2016

Bringing together more than 3,500 attendees and 265 exhibiting organizations, USGIF hosted its GEOINT 2016 Symposium for the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges.

GEOINT 2016, held May 15-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., was the 12th annual Symposium and this year’s theme was “The GEOINT Revolution.” The Symposium focused on how adjacent markets and emerging technologies are influencing the GEOINT Community while at the same time geospatial intelligence is playing an increasing role in everything from the Internet of Things and augmented reality to mobile technology and data analytics.

“There was palpable energy at this year’s Symposium,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback. “The discussions and level of engagement were on par with or exceeded any event in the Foundation’s history. There was genuine excitement surrounding the tremendous opportunity afforded to our Community by the advent of the GEOINT Revolution.”

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Take the Trajectory Magazine Reader Survey

July 13, 2016

How do you like USGIF’s trajectory magazine? Let us know by taking the 2016 Trajectory Annual Reader Survey. This survey helps inform the stories we pursue, updates we make to the magazine’s website, and much more.

Upon completing the survey, you will be entered for the chance to win one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

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