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USGIF Presents GEOINT Award to Local High School Student

March 24, 2017

USGIF participated in the 2017 Loudoun County Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 23 in Leesburg, Va. USGIF Senior Operations Executive Chris Viselli participated as a judge to select the winner of USGIF’s Special Achievement in Geospatial Intelligence Award. The award recognizes a student demonstrating the best use of geospatial intelligence to solve a real-world problem or issue in his or her project.

USGIF selected Jonathan Kerr, a student from Broad Run High School, as the winner of the award. In his project, “Remote and Autonomous Seismic Vulnerability Evaluation Using Satellite Imagery,” Kerr developed a methodology to sequence geo-processing in Esri’s ArcGIS platform to examine several physical and geographic characteristics that may lead to earthquake vulnerability.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Working Group Holds First Meeting

March 22, 2017

USGIF’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group (MLAIWG) held its inaugural meeting March 16 at Riverside Research’s office in Arlington, Va.

Nearly 30 government and industry participants engaged in energetic discussions and heard from speakers representing the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). The group specifically talked about federal agency needs, the implications of machines performing roles previously performed by people, and how emerging capabilities can be brought to bear on near-term hard problems facing the Intelligence Community.

Contact if you are interested in learning more or being involved with the new working group.

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Join USGIF April 13 for an Unclassified Small Sats Workshop

March 21, 2017

How can and should the government use commercial GEOINT from small sats along with new commercial analytic capabilities to solve problems and advance our understanding of relevant intelligence questions and concerns?

Join us April 13 at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. for a day-long discussion featuring speakers from industry and government. We’ll discuss current capabilities and the art of the possible while engaging with analysts to highlight their wants and needs.

Check out the agenda and exhibitors.

Registration will close April 6 at 3 p.m. EST.

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Don't Miss the GEOINT 2017 Sneak Peek & Golf Tournament April 17

March 20, 2017

USGIF is hosting two events on April 17 at the Belmont County Club in Ashburn, Va. that are not to be missed!

The GEOINT 2017 Symposium is just a few months away. Join us for the GEOINT 2017 Sneak Peek to learn what some IC agencies would like to see from industry during the Symposium and what you can expect from them during the event.

During the afternoon, be sure to take part in the USGIF Invitational Golf Tournament in support of the Foundation’s educational activities.

Both events require separate registration.



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LAST DAY to Apply for the Golden Ticket Program

March 20, 2017

Don’t miss the opportunity earn complimentary registration to GEOINT 2017! USGIF’s Young Professionals Group is offering its (YPG) Golden Ticket Program for the GEOINT 2017 Symposium. The Golden Ticket program is a chance for young professionals to gain the exclusive opportunity to attend the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7, in San Antonio, Texas, to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT Community.

The Foundation selects up to 25 individuals to participate in this exclusive opportunity, which includes complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT Symposium registration as well as activities such as a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the exclusive USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

Learn more about the Golden Ticket rules and how to apply.

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendations is Monday, March 20.

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GSX Seeking Beta Testers for Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification

March 10, 2017

The Department of Defense (DoD) is building an “Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification" (IFPC) as an entry-level certification for all personnel engaged in or supporting DoD Intelligence operations and activities.

GSX, who helped USGIF build its Universal GEOINT Professional Certification Program, is helping build the IFPC. GSX is looking for a beta target audience that includes DoD personnel of diverse grade/rank and years of experience who perform intelligence functions or support to intelligence functions. Affiliated industry and academia are also welcome to participate.

GSX is hosting two test sessions, 9AM-12PM and 1PM-4PM, every weekday between now and March 17 at its offices in Alexandria, Va.

Individuals interested in taking the test should email Chris Anderson and Marisa Benack.

See IFPC Pilot Testing Guidelines

See IFPC Best Testing Fact Sheet

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GEOINT 2017 Registration & Housing Open

March 1, 2017

USGIF’s GEOINT 2017 Symposium is just over three months away. Symposium early bird pricing is available through the end of March, but rooms in our official housing block are selling quickly.

Only a few hundred rooms remain after USGIF Members had early access to book their Symposium accommodations. USGIF has seen very high demand for GEOINT 2017 housing in the initial weeks since Members began registering. We encourage everyone not to delay reserving your hotel room, booking your flight, or registering for the nation’s premier geospatial intelligence event of the year.

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USGIF Accepting Nominations for 2017 Awards Program

February 16, 2017

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the global geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and most innovative organizations. The program shines a spotlight on outstanding geospatial intelligence achievements in five categories: academia, community support, government, industry, and military.

Nomination forms can be downloaded here and the application deadline is April 7.

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Apply for USGIF Scholarship Program

February 13, 2017

USGIF is now accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

The program provides promising students pursuing degrees in the geospatial sciences or a related field with scholarship funds to help further their educations and the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

USGIF is again offering this year the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, which is a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Download scholarship applications here.

Apply by Monday, May 15.

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Download the 2017 State and Future of GEOINT Report

February 9, 2017

USGIF’s 2017 State and Future of GEOINT Report is now available. The report explores a wide range of topics, including deep learning, analytics-as-a-service, training and education, small sats, UAVs, the GEOINT of Things, and much more.

In 2017, USGIF changed the name of the State of GEOINT Report to “The State and Future of GEOINT,” which more accurately reflects the content received from our authors and provides the global GEOINT Community with a continuing forum for future casting. The 2017 report was developed following four State and Future of GEOINT Content Exchanges that occurred in Fairfax, Va.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Denver, Colo.

Download the full report here.

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