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Thank You for Attending GEOINT Community Week!

November 21, 2014

USGIF would like to thank all the attendees, participants and sponsors who supported the 2014 GEOINT Community Week November 17-21. There was a phenomenal turnout throughout the week, and the Foundation could not have made it possible without your help.

The Foundation is looking to host GEOINT Community Week this time next year to coincide with Geography Awareness Week.

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USGIF's Jeff Ley Named Show Manager of the Year

November 21, 2014

USGIF is pleased to announce Jeff Ley, USGIF vice president of business development and exhibitions, was named a 2014 Expo Group Show Manager of the Year (SMOTY).

Ley was named SMOTY for tier IV events—those with 701 to 1,500 booths—and received his award Nov. 15 at the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) Awards Gala at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

“This award appropriately reflects Jeff’s dedication and hard work year after year for all USGIF events, not the least of which was working through the challenges presented with the postponement of the GEOINT 2013 Symposium as a result of the federal government shutdown,” said USGIF COO Aimee McGranahan. “Jeff continues to raise the bar each year, and our team is very proud that he is being honored with the SMOTY Award. It is very well deserved.”

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Purchase Your Copy of the USGIF Monograph

November 20, 2014

USGIF’s monograph “Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Challenges to Global Security” is available for purchase!

Released in April 2014, this is the first publication of the USGIF Monograph Series. The book features a collection of articles from thought leaders and leading human geography practitioners from around the globe. Topics include water security, social media, political geography, ABI and more.

The monograph is available in paperback editions on the USGIF website, AmazonSmile, and at select USGIF events. It is also now available on Amazon Kindle.

Purchase your copy today!

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Ten Years Later: Looking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

November 19, 2014

Ten Years Later: Looking at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall, Gettysburg College, PA

Ten years ago, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (The 9/11 Commission) issued a detailed report, including a recommendation that “the current position of Director of Central Intelligence should be replaced by a National Intelligence Director with two main areas of responsibility.

USGIF is proud to assist the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College with its Intelligence & National Security Series, and promote some of the events during GEOINT Community Week.

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Homeland Security and Defense Geospatial Community Exchange

November 19, 2014

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration and check-in open 7 a.m. in the Independence Center A foyer.

Help drive collaboration between government, industry, private and academic sectors supporting homeland security and defense missions by attending USGIF’s Homeland Security and Defense Geospatial Community Exchange on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Hyatt Crystal City in Arlington, VA.

See multiple exhibits from DHS Components, Directorates, and Offices alongside numerous industry exhibitors. Hear speakers representing DHS, FEMA, NGA, and more.

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Wednesday: Geography 2050 to Explore Trends Shaping the World's Future

November 18, 2014

“Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future” is the inaugural event in a multi-year strategic dialogue meant to help decision makers and the public alike understand the major trends that will reshape the nation and planet between now and 2050.

Geography 2050 is the fall conference of the American Geographical Society. Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, with the support of USGIF, and other partners and sponsors, this one-day event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the historic Low Memorial Library, NYC, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony.


To register or for more information about Geography 2050, please visit the event website: To learn more about USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week, visit

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Today! USGIF GEOINT Community Job Fair

November 17, 2014

Join USGIF at its GEOINT Community Job Fair on Monday, November 17, as part of USGIF’s annual GEOINT Community Week. The job fair will take place at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Virginia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The GEOINT Community continues to grow and cleared, qualified employees are in high demand. As the industry continues to expand, career fairs provide the perfect opportunity to connect face-to-face with cleared applicants actively seeking employment.

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group is providing complimentary professional headshots at the event from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Companies interested in participating in the job fair can learn more here.

No registration required for this event.

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Attendance Doubles at USGIF's NGA Tech Showcase West

November 6, 2014

Data immersion, industry partnership, and a site modernization plan were recurring themes Oct. 22-23 at USGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase West event in St. Louis, Mo. A record turnout of more than 200 attendees participated in the annual classified event at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western campus.

The two-day showcase kicked off Oct. 22 with discussion of the NGA West Facilities Modernization (WFM) program, an initiative to relocate from 2nd Street to a new site. Panelists from NGA and industry discussed the successes, challenges, and application of the WFM program; lessons learned from the NGA Campus East relocation; and immersive environment and IT needs in the future workplace.

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Reg Ends 11/6: Multi-INT Tradecraft Community Innovation Exchange

November 3, 2014

The Multi-INT Tradecraft (MINT-T) Community of Practice invites analysts, collection officers, and technical subject matter experts to come participate in the Multi-INT Tradecraft Community Innovation Exchange to address and solve the most complex intelligence issues Monday, Nov. 17 through Friday, Nov. 21 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center in Chantilly, VA. This event is in conjunction with USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week.

The event requires each attendee to hold a TS//SI/TK level clearance.

Registration Closes Thursday, Nov. 6!

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Credentialing Manager Hired to Lead Professionalization of GEOINT Tradecraft

October 22, 2014

Professional certification and the larger umbrella of credentialing is gaining traction in the GEOINT Community. Though professional certifications and designations have been around for some time in related fields such as GIS and remote sensing, a larger credentialing effort for the GEOINT Community has only just begun.

USGIF has a variety of credentialing efforts in development, and the Foundation recently hired Ayana T. Nickerson for the newly formed position of credentialing manager to aggressively move forward with these initiatives.

Nickerson has more than a decade of credentialing experience as well as familiarity with trade associations and nonprofits. Her two most recent positions include director of certification programs for the National Waste & Recycling Association and director of certification and administration for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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