December 10, 2013
The USGIF Africa Working Group invites you on Tuesday, Dec. 17, to join us for a special event, “GEOINT: Beyond the IC.”
Both USGIF Members and nonmembers are welcome from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pixia Corp. headquarters located on the 18th floor of 11951 Freedom Drive in Reston, VA, to hear from Kevin Alie and Beth Allgood of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
IFAW has established a global network of information sources tracking animal poaching, to include Africa. Alie and Allgood will be speaking about the group’s “Criminal Nature” findings and how illicit trade in wildlife could be a genuine and increasing threat to national and global security.
December 9, 2013
The USGIF Commercial Electro-Optical Imagery Working Group (EOWG) seeks to fill a co-chair position. The EOWG is established for the purpose of furthering the USGIF Mission of promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focused around the development and application of geospatial intelligence.
USGIF is accepting nominations for this co-chair role. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague. Nominations should be sent to EOWG@usgif.org. Nominees must be from a USGIF Member Organization. Nominations will be accepted until December 20.
December 6, 2013
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) Modeling and Simulation Working Group and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) hosted a demonstration of new standards developments that provide the capability to rapidly discover, transform, and stream geospatial data from the Internet into modeling and simulation (M&S) applications on Dec. 4.
November 28, 2013
USGIF and two-dozen other companies and organizations came together to co-sponsor the fourth annual Giving Thanks 5k road race in Vienna, VA, on Thanksgiving morning. This is the third year in a row USGIF has co-sponsored the event.
With the help of 550 runners who faced temperatures in the low 30s this morning, the co-sponsors and participants were able to raise more than $13,000 for the Fisher House and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
Today we are thankful for all those who served and continue to serve.
November 18, 2013
November 18, 2013
The USGIF Small Business Advisory Working Group (SBAWG) seeks to fill a co-chair position. The SBAWG’s primary objective is to help small business members gain traction in the GEOINT Community by facilitating access and opportunities to build relationships with the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, civil agencies, prime contractors, and other small businesses. The SBAWG conducts monthly meetings and hosts quarterly luncheons featuring key decision makers, acquisition officials, and small business program office representatives from government and military agencies.
USGIF is accepting nominations for this co-chair role. Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by a colleague, and nominees must be from a USGIF Member Organization. Nominations should be sent to email@example.com by November 27.
November 13, 2013
USGIF is pleased to announce two new committee co-chairs. Elizabeth “Lisa” Bishop, a Principal with Booz Allen Hamilton, was elected co-chair of the Foundation’s Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee, while Barry Barlow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of The SI Organization, has been named co-chair of the Technical Committee.
November 12, 2013
UPDATED November 1
Unfortunately, housing updates have taken longer than expected and will not be available November 1. We have been working actively with the hotels to get those details ready to launch as quickly as possible. Our first priority was to to ensure all prior room deposits were refunded and as of October 31, all official hotels are refunding deposits.
We will use all communication mediums to notify you of a new housing open date. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Dear GEOINT 2013 Attendee,
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we’ve sorted out the details. The USGIF staff has been working to provide you as many details on the impacts and how to move forward with the new Spring date. We know everyone is anxious, so included below is a comprehensive response for as many questions as we have answers for at this time.
November 12, 2013
USGIF will be hosting its bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event Tuesday, November 12 at Maggiano’s in McLean, Virginia.
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.
Guest speaking at GEOINTeraction Tuesday will be Ms. Tina Harrington, Director, Systems Engineering Directorate (SED), National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
If interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
(Preferred, but not required)
October 31, 2013
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has announced its six winners of the 2013 USGIF Awards Program. This year’s recipients include the Dover Area High School’s Geospatial Technology Program (Academic Achievement); Richard M. Medina, George Mason University (Academic Research); Melissa Martz, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Administrative/Support); Robert L. Arbetter, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Government Achievement); Pixia Corp. (Industry); and the TacSat-3 Exploitation Team (Military Achievement). The winners will be recognized and receive their awards at the GEOINT Symposium in spring 2014.