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USGIF Scholarship Program Deadline Approaching

April 25, 2017

USGIF is accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Applicants have until May 15 to apply and be considered for a USGIF scholarship.

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.

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The New Trajectory Online

April 20, 2017

Trajectory Magazine online has a new look!

The updated provides the best content experience from any device and includes new sections and more related features.

We hope you enjoy the fresh format and will share feedback with us.


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GEOINTeraction Tuesday - May 9

April 18, 2017

Don’t miss our bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event will take place May 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Springfield in Springfield, Va.

Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the United States, U.S. Department of State, will be speaking at the event.

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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Celebrating Earth Day with Moorefield Station Elementary

April 14, 2017

In honor of Earth Day, USGIF and Esri are teaming up April 21 to introduce a mapping activity with classrooms at Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.

Third and fifth grade students will get to explore Esri’s ArcGIS platform to ultimately create a Story Map with their class. Each classroom will examine different issues in the community to include population, food, health and fitness, economic status, and more. The activity is meant for students to learn to gather data, create a map, and draw conclusions in order to make informed decisions.

Not only will the students gain valuable skills in GEOINT, they will also help make a difference in their community in time for Earth Day.

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USGIF Launches Initiative to Grow GEOINT Workforce in St. Louis

April 12, 2017

USGIF launched the “St. Louis Initiative” to expand the geospatial intelligence workforce pipeline in the city of St. Louis. As the city experiences an innovation boom and NGA prepares to build its new Western campus in north St. Louis, it’s more important than ever to discuss the future of the city’s GEOINT profession.

The initiative formally kicked off March 28 at a visioneering session held in St. Louis in partnership with USGIF Organizational Member OGSystems. Hosted at the T-REX in downtown St. Louis, the visioneering session was dedicated to capturing a discussion about the future GEOINT workforce in the city via graphic recording and visual thinking. More than 30 stakeholders from the St. Louis region attended, including representatives from NGA, Boundless, the City of St. Louis, Washington University, and many others from academia, government, and industry.

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Congratulations to the GEOINT 2017 Golden Ticket Winners

April 10, 2017

USGIF selected 26 up-and-coming GEOINTers for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals—35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community—to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2017 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from activities such as networking receptions, a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

Click to see the 2017 Golden Ticket winners.

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USGIF Confirms Keynotes for GEOINT 2017 Symposium

April 5, 2017

USGIF is less than two months away from its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

Confirmed speakers for GEOINT 2017 include:

Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Dr. Todd Lowery, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)
Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) (GEOINT Foreword keynote)
Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, NGA Research (GEOINT Foreword keynote)

Visit to register for the Symposium.

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Registration Closes This Week for GEOINT Analytics Workshop

April 3, 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

April 3, 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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GEOINT 2017 Early Bird Rate Ends March 31

March 31, 2017

Be sure to register by midnight tonight, Friday, March 31 to save up to $450 on GEOINT 2017 Symposium registration!

Rates will increase starting April 1, so take advantage of this opportunity to save!

While at GEOINT 2017, hear from nearly 100 speakers; see 200+ exhibiting organizations; take part in GEOINT Foreword; and network with thousands of academia, government, industry, and military in the GEOINT Community.

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