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Apply for the YPG Golden Ticket Program

February 22, 2017

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group is once again 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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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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Geocomputational Breakout Breakfast - Feb. 15

February 8, 2017

Join USGIF for an unclassified Geocomputational Breakout Breakfast at NGA Campus East, Feb. 15.

On the day before the breakfast, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and NGA will present a Geocomputation Summit limited to mostly government attendees. The Geocomputation framework focuses on current and future NGA challenges and aims to showcase high performance computing as a game-changing capability with tremendous implications for economic competitiveness, scientific leadership, and national security. Though the Feb. 14 event is private, USGIF is offering an opportunity to meet with some of the summit’s speakers and NGA seniors during the Feb. 15 breakfast to discuss the proceedings, ask questions, and offer solutions.

Registration is now closed.

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USGIF Educates at Spy Fest

February 7, 2017

More than 480 attendees participated in the International Spy Museum Spy Fest event Jan. 27. Families were introduced to the Intelligence Community and the world of espionage through fun and educational activities. USGIF contributed in this annual event along with NGA, FBI, CIA, and other organizations.

At the USGIF booth, volunteers from the Foundation’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) taught families about satellites. A DigitalGlobe GeoEye-2 satellite model was on display and Vricon 3D satellite imagery was available on tablets for attendees to view. Using the imagery, participants got a spaced-based look at locations around the world and learned the power imagery can have in interpreting events related to national security, humanitarian relief, and more.

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Check Out USGIF Career Center

January 27, 2017

USGIF launched the USGIF Career Center as a way to help individuals in the GEOINT Community find job and internship opportunities and also for organizations to reach qualified candidates. The center launched just after USGIF’s annual job fair held Monday, Jan. 9, at the Hyatt Regency Dulles.

The career center allows individuals to browse available job and internship openings and upload their résumés for employers to proactively search. Hiring organizations are able to post internship and job opportunities as well as search through prospective applicant résumés.

View available jobs and internships here. Hiring organizations can sign up here to post opportunities.

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Canceled: Engagement Days - Feb. 1-2

January 24, 2017

We regrettably announce that the NGA Engagement Days events scheduled for February 1 and 2 have been canceled due to circumstances beyond our control. Full refunds will be processed this week for those who already registered.

We are actively working with NGA to determine if we will be able to reschedule this event for a date in the near future.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

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USGIF’s GEOINT 2017 Symposium Booth Selection Jan. 17-26

January 20, 2017

USGIF will be conducting GEOINT 2017 exhibit space selections Jan. 17-26. Selection of exhibit space will be based on the USGIF priority point system standings as of July 1, 2016. Want to know when your organization can select space? Click here.

Need pricing and details for sponsorship, advertising and meeting room options? Specifics can be found in the GEOINT 2017 prospectus

For any questions about GEOINT 2017 exhibits or sponsorships, please feel free to contact Ashley Jones, USGIF Senior Manager, Exhibit and Sponsorship Services, at

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GEOINT 2017 Training Proposals DUE TODAY, JAN. 20

January 20, 2017

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.

USGIF organizational members, accredited programs, and working groups may apply to present a two-hour session related to global GEOINT topics, human security, and national or homeland security.

To apply to present training, submit a proposed course outline to no later than Friday, Jan. 20.

See training proposal requirements.

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