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Join USGIF for GEOINTeraction Tuesday March 10

March 2, 2015

USGIF is hosting its bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event on March 10 at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Corner, VA from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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.

Speaking at the event will be David Alexander, geospatial information officer and director of the geospatial management office at the Department of Homeland Security. He will be discussing the department’s geospatial strategy that aims to improve national preparedness and resilience across the entire spectrum of the Nation: from federal, to state, local, territorial, and tribal governments, to private sector and community organizations, academia, the research, and development industry and citizens.

RSVP to rsvp@usgif.org today to attend!

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USGIF Publishes 2015 State of GEOINT Report

February 25, 2015

What is the current “State of GEOINT” and what waits on the horizon? The answers are essential for professional agility in an era of accelerated GEOINT innovation. USGIF presents the 2015 State of GEOINT Report to help answer these questions and support GEOINT Community interests and professional requirements.

This inaugural report began with a diverse gathering of more than 50 geospatial intelligence practitioners Oct. 7, 2014, at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, Va. Participants were from academia, U.S. government, and large and small businesses. USGIF asked attendees to continue the dialogue by writing short essays to capture the essence of their discussions, forming the basis of the State of GEOINT report.

Read the report here.

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University of Southern California Receives USGIF GEOINT Accreditation

February 23, 2015

USGIF announced the online graduate certificate in geospatial intelligence from the Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) at the University of Southern California (USC) as the 12th collegiate program to receive USGIF accreditation.

SSI launched in 2010 and now offers students a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in geodesign, geospatial intelligence, geospatial leadership, geohealth, spatial studies, and geographic information science and technology.

“We’re well-situated to present a cutting edge and vibrant set of academic programs and research to achieve measurable success,” said Dr. John Wilson, SSI director as well as a professor at the institute. “Everything we do at SSI is interdisciplinary and we are dedicated to helping students look outward for opportunities, especially in geospatial intelligence.”

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Apply for the USGIF 2015 Awards Program!

February 23, 2015

USGIF is accepting nominations for the USGIF 2015 Awards Program!

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds. The program acknowledges outstanding accomplishments in four categories: geospatial intelligence achievement (military, government, and industry); geospatial administrative/support; academic achievement; and academic research.

Anyone associated with the GEOINT Community may apply for or nominate an individual or team for an achievement award. Nomination forms for each category can be downloaded here.

Applications are due Friday, March 27 at 5 p.m. EST.

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2015 USGIF Scholarship Program Now Open

February 23, 2015

The 2015 USGIF Scholarship Program is now open and accepting applications!

In an effort to help further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assisting doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school seniors interested in the geospatial sciences with scholarship awards.

Since the program began in 2004, the USGIF Scholarship Program has awarded $792,000 in scholarships, helping further the education of more than 170 GEOINT students.

Applications are due by April 20!

Apply today!

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Feature Data Working Group Exploratory Meeting Feb. 24

February 23, 2015

USGIF is considering the development of a Feature Data Working Group. USGIF Members and government employees are invited to join the Foundation on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. for an exploratory meeting at USGIF Headquarters in Herndon, VA.

The purpose of this meeting is to gauge interest in a working group that will actively develop work products to educate users on how to more effectively use feature data and tools to which they already have access.

RSVP today!

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Innovation Task Force Networking Event Feb. 24

February 13, 2015

Join USGIF’s newly formed Innovation Task Force for its first event on Feb. 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the USGIF Headquarters in Herndon, VA! Just like the task force’s mission, the event is focused on “accelerating innovation” in the GEOINT Community.

Guest speaking at this event is Chris Rasmussen, NGA lead for public open-source software development. He will be speaking about innovative ways to accelerate GEOINT based on his experience of driving the initiative that made NGA the first intelligence agency to post its open-source software on GitHub and launch apps via iTunes and Google Play.

Learn more about this event and RSVP today!

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LAST DAY to Submit a Training or Education Session for GEOINT 2015

February 12, 2015

USGIF is offering Member organizations the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2015 Symposium, 22-25 June at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

USGIF organizational members, individual members, and working groups are invited to apply to present 2- to 4-hour sessions on topics related to global GEOINT, national security, and homeland security. The purpose of these sessions is to provide professional development courses that allow participants to learn from top subject matter experts in relevant areas within the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Submit training materials by Feb. 12.

See Submission Guidelines & How to Apply.

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USGIF Participates at the Esri Federal GIS Conference

February 9, 2015

USGIF is taking part in the 2015 Esri Federal GIS Conference Feb. 9-10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

As part of the conference agenda, USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) will be co-sponsoring a happy hour with Esri’s Young Professionals Group on Feb. 9 at Lost & Found (1240 9th Street Northwest, Washington, DC) at 6:30 p.m. Learn more about USGIF YPG’s involvement at the Esri Federal GIS Conference.

Also, be sure to visit USGIF’s booth (A626) at the conference’s GIS Solutions EXPO.

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USGIF & IAFIE Partner for Speaking Event

February 9, 2015

USGIF is partnering with the International Association for Intelligence Education’s (IAFIE) Washington Area Chapter for their quarterly meeting Feb. 12 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at USGIF Member Vencore’s office in Chantilly, Va.

This theme of the meeting will focus on “The Future Outlook of NIU.” Dr. Susan M. Studds, National Intelligence University Provost, will be guest speaking. Dr. Studds will discuss and answer questions about the mission of NIU, as well as the direction of the University as it relocates to its new home in Bethesda and becomes the center of academic excellence for the Intelligence Community.

Registration is complimentary.

RSVP with full name, title, and organization.

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