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USGIF & Analyst One Holds Data Analytics Workshop

July 29, 2014

On Wednesday, July 30, Analyst One and USGIF held a data analytics workshop called “Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact,” at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA. This event provided a full venue of interactive sessions designed to extract and share lessons learned. Some of the greatest minds in analytics for business outcomes and mission impact gave keynotes, presentations, and participated in panel discussions.

Speakers included:

  • Dr. Ilkay Altintas, Director, Workflows for Data Science Center of Excellence, SDSC
  • Dr. David A. Bray, Chief Information Officer, FCC
  • Dr. Kirk Borne, Data Scientist and Professor, George Mason University
  • Dr. Philip E. Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, NIH
  • Matt Devost, President & CEO, FusionX
  • Dave Gauthier, Activity Based Intelligence Portfolio Lead, Analysis Directorate, NGA
  • Dr. Robert Grossman, Director, Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago; and Partner, Open Data Group
  • Bob Jimenez, Chief Technology Officer, NRO
  • Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of Context Computing, IBM
  • Carmen Medina, Specialist Leader, Deloitte Consulting
  • Ed Mornston, Director, Human Development Directorate, NGA
  • Dr. William Nolte, Program Director, Intelligence Center of Academic Excellence, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Erin M. Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Caerus Associates
  • Jason Thomas, Manager of Innovation for the Government, Thomson Reuters
  • Dr. Dave Warner, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Neuroscientist and the Director of Medical Intelligence, MindTel

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YPG Hosts Open Discussion with Dr. Dave Warner on July 29

July 22, 2014

Join the Young Professionals Group (YPG) for "An Opportunity to Topple Oppressive Regimes: Beer for Data with Dr. Dave Warner, M.D., Ph.D. on Tuesday, July 29 at the Synglyphx Offices in Arlington, VA from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

This event is a casual, open discussion with Dr. Dave Warner about his data visualization work. While in Afghanistan, Dr. Warner began a “Beer for Data” initiative to encourage information sharing among partners in the region. Through this, he pulled together collected data in a program he created called Antz. This program uses the optimal design of a visual environment to enable users to more efficiently interact with and synthesize high-dimensional and complex data sets.

Complimentary pizza and beverages will be provided.

Reserve your spot through Eventbrite.

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Gary Wang of OUSD(I) Speaks at GEOINTeraction Tuesday

July 21, 2014

USGIF hosted its bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event on Tuesday, July 8 at Maggiano’s in McLean, VA. GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities.

The guest speaker at this event was Gary Wang, Director Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Infrastructure (ISRI), Office of Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence). During this event Wang discussed the agenda for the Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, provided some recent observations and commented on current challenges and trends.

Check out the recap of the event at trajectorymagazine.com.

The next GEOINTeraction Tuesday will be held on September 9 in Springfield, VA.

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Join us for the ABI Forum on July 24

July 21, 2014

USGIF and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association (ATIA) have partnered to organize the 2014 ABI Forum: ABI in Practice and the Challenges Ahead on Thursday, July 24 at the TASC Heritage Conference Center in Chantilly, VA.

This event is classified SI/TK//REL FVEY and open to industry, government, academic, and FVEY partners. The discussion will focus on the concerns, challenges and opportunities associated with the day-in and day-out use of Activity-Based Intelligence across the Intelligence Community and the DoD.

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USGIF Hosts Analytics Workshop on July 30

July 17, 2014

On Wednesday, July 30, USGIF will hold a workshop, Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact, at the Hyatt Regency Reston.

This one-day event provides a forum for sharing lessons learned between and among thought leaders from finance, retail, eCommerce, healthcare, scientific research, law enforcement, DoD and intelligence. If you offer capabilities to improve data collection, processing, visualization, correlation and analysis or training/integration of these critical functions, join us as we facilitate direct cross sector collaboration among leaders who need your solutions.

Register for this event.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities for this workshop? Download the Sponsorship Prospectus to secure your sponsorship!

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USGIF’s Human Geography Monograph Now Available for Online Purchase

July 8, 2014

USGIF’s newly released monograph, “Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Global Security,” is now available for purchase via the USGIF website or Amazon.com.

The volume is the first publication in the USGIF Monograph Series and marks an exciting new phase of USGIF professional development. Edited by USGIF Vice President of Professional Development Dr. Darryl Murdock; Dr. Robert Tomes, president of The MapStory Foundation and director at BAE Systems; and Dr. Christopher Tucker, principal at Yale House Ventures, the 232-page monograph features a collection of articles by thought leaders and leading human geography practitioners from around the globe.

USGIF members may purchase the monograph at discounted prices of $79 via the USGIF website using PayPal or a major credit card. All other USGIF.org or Amazon.com purchases by non-members are $99. USGIF plans to also release the monograph on Amazon Kindle at a later date.

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Trajectory Magazine Honored with Multiple Awards

July 7, 2014

USGIF is pleased to announce trajectory, its official magazine, received four publishing industry awards in the month of June.

The trajectory website received an APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the category of best website built on the Joomla content management system. The APEX Awards are an annual competition for corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers, and designers who create print, web, electronic, and social media.

In addition, the trajectory platform won three gold Hermes Creative Awards in the categories of best publication/magazine, best overall design, and best overall website. The Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional materials and programs as well as emerging technologies.

USGIF extends thanks to its custom publishing partner GLC in Northbrook, IL, for its hard work and dedication on behalf of the trajectory program.

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SmallSat Working Group to Hold First Meeting

July 7, 2014

USGIF’s SmallSat Working Group will be hosting its first meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 10 A.M. at the USGIF Headquarters at 2325 Dulles Corner Blvd., Herndon, VA.

A paradigm shift is occurring in the satellite industry. Small satellites are maturing to offer agility, affordability, resiliency and high resolution imagery. Simultaneously, national security leaders are examining the potential threats posed by adversaries to our legacy space-based assets.

The Small Satellites Working Group is established to inform and educate the USGIF stakeholder community on the user needs for – and technical capabilities of – small satellites and associated tasking, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TPED) systems.

Please RSVP to SmallSatWG@usgif.org by Monday July 7.

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USGIF Hosts IC ITE Workshop

June 27, 2014

The USGIF Workshop Series hosted an all-day session on “Executing the Mission in a New IT Environment” June 23 in Reston, Va. This event focused on the Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) and how it will further intelligence integration within the community. Around 200 attendees witnessed panel discussions that included leaders from a variety of intelligence agencies involved development and deployment of IC ITE.

Read a recap of the event at TrajectoryMagazine.com.

In case you missed Gus Taveras, Chief Technology Officer, DIA and Dan Doney, Chief Innovation Officer, DIA’s “Integrated Intelligence for Mission Value” presentation, you can check it out here:

Presentation Part 1

Presentation Part 2

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Celebrate the GEOINT Community at GEOGala on June 28

June 24, 2014

USGIF will be hosting its ninth annual GEOGala on Saturday, June 28 at the Reston Regency Hyatt.

USGIF Members are invited to a wonderful evening of dining, dancing, and, of course, networking. The GEOGala brings together more than 600 leaders from the Defense, Intelligence and Homeland Security communities as well as USGIF Members and guests. The USGIF black-tie GEOGala celebrates the dedication and support of the GEOINT Community and tradecraft.

Tables and sponsorships are now available.

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