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Registration Open for NGA Tech Showcase East

October 18, 2017

Join USGIF and NGA for Tech Showcase East during GEOINT Community Week. Taking place at NGA Campus East on Wednesday, Nov. 15, attendees will be able to listen to briefings and see demos during the classified event. Also, learn what challenges NGA is working on as well as more about upcoming business opportunities.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop Nov. 13

October 16, 2017

Join USGIF and its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group as we discuss current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence.

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Creating Pathways for GEOINT Careers

October 12, 2017

USGIF hosted a GEOAcademic Summit in October at its headquarters in Herndon, Va., bringing together nearly 30 members of academia to discuss ideas, resources, achievements, and challenges. The summit was structured as an interactive forum for leaders in GEOINT higher education.

In attendance were representatives from colleges and universities affiliated with USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program as well as experts from several guest schools.

“This was my first year organizing and coordinating this event,” said USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor. “While I already had several opportunities to meet with academics from USGIF-accredited schools, the summit allowed me to feel the strong ties that unify this select group of leaders who have built successful GEOINT certificate programs and continue to contribute to the growth of the discipline.”

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Help Update the Universal GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge

October 11, 2017

The Universal GEOINT Certification Governance Board requests participation from the GEOINT Community to update the Universal GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK).

Please complete this 15-20 minute survey and be entered for the chance to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards. Your input will help USGIF identify and describe the knowledge and skills critical for the GEOINT profession. The EBK serves as the foundation for all USGIF-sponsored professional development initiatives and influences the broader GEOINT Community.


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USGIF Launches Second EdGEOcation Giving Campaign

October 11, 2017

USGIF launched its second annual EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, with the goal of raising funding and awareness for USGIF educational programming. The Foundation aims to raise $12,000 by Jan. 12.

“Geospatial intelligence has become a key component in providing relief for humanitarian issues and natural disasters, assisting law enforcement and first responders, better understanding weather and climate change, and much more,” said USGIF COO Aimee McGranahan. “Donations to the EdGEOcation Giving Campaign help educate the next generation of GEOINTers that will be serving in these fields to help make our world a better, safer place.”

Donations may be made via PayPal, check, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), AmazonSmile, and onsite at USGIF events. You may also donate $5 by texting “GEOINT” to 27722. Additionally, you may not donate via, USGIF’s online transaction portal.

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Last Day to Register for Day 2 of Tech Showcase West

October 11, 2017

Join USGIF for this exciting two-day agenda to learn about the unique work of industry and NGA employees in St. Louis. Tech Showcase West will kick off with an unclassified day of conversations about innovation and the benefits of public-private partnerships.

Day two, NGA Tech Showcase West, is a classified event that will include an update on the new campus construction, demos, engagement and interaction with NGA St. Louis employees, and a reception at Anheuser-Busch. NGA Tech Showcase West (Oct. 18) requires a TS//SI/TK clearance. Clearances must be passed and registration completed no later than Oct. 11 at 3 p.m. ET.


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DUE TODAY: GEOINT 2018 Symposium Call for Training

September 29, 2017

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium, April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, FL.

USGIF organizational members, accredited programs, and working groups may apply to present a two-hour class related to global GEOINT topics with a focus on human security and national or homeland security.

The purpose of these training sessions are for geospatial intelligence subject matter experts to provide updates on new topics, applications, technology, policy, and tradecraft. All training sessions are learning opportunities for attendees. Organizational promotion by presenters is not permitted.

The deadline to submit is no later than today, Friday, Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. PDT.

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USGIF Partners with Harris Geospatial Solutions to Offer Analysis Software for Scholarship Winners

September 25, 2017

USGIF has partnered with Organizational Member Harris Geospatial Solutions to grant 12-month student ENVI+IDL licenses to the 2017 USGIF scholarship recipients.

The ENVI+IDL license allows students access to Harris imagery analysis software, supporting their academic coursework and research while preparing them for careers in commercial, government, and defense organizations.

“Harris has a long history of supporting the academic community, and we are thrilled to be contributing ENVI+IDL licenses to the USGIF Scholarship winners,” said Robert Laudati, managing director of Harris Geospatial Solutions. “Our industry needs more bright minds to help tackle today’s biggest geospatial challenges, and with ENVI+IDL these students gain hands-on experience with the industry’s leading image science software for geospatial analytics. They will be able to answer the most difficult GEOINT questions—whether they arise in the classroom, in the lab, or later on the job.”

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Hack for Change: Donate Your Time & Skills Tomorrow

September 22, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Maria resulted in unprecendented impacts on our Nation, but digital volunteers can also be a powerful force in helping with the response efforts! Come celebrate and participate in the 2017 National Day of Civic Hacking this Saturday, September 23 at Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub,
5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016.

This national event connects public servants, people with technology skills, graphic designers, journalists, problem solvers, and community organizers to show how government can work in the 21st century when we all build it together. Join this Hack for Change movement to do good during times of crisis.

You don’t have to donate money to help save lives. Donate your time and skills to help emergency responders and managers respond to the recent hurricanes.

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Special Discount to AR & The Future of Work Online Course

September 21, 2017

Shel Israel and Robert Scoble, authors of The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything, will be hosting a live online training course on “Augmented Reality and the Future of Work,” Oct. 2, 10 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PT.

This course is for executives who are looking to understand how and why AR is going to transform their businesses. Get a special $20 discount to this online course by registering and using the promo code GSIF1.

Register for the course here.

Scoble and Israel gave a joint keynote at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium in June. Check out their talk here.

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