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Download Your Copy of the GEOINT 2016 Show Daily

May 18, 2016

Don’t forget to pick up each issue of the GEOINT 2016 Show Daily while at the Symposium.

Run by USGIF’s trajectory magazine and published each day of the conference, the Show Daily includes exhibitor highlights, conference news and updates, keynote speaker and panel discussion recaps, photo galleries, an agenda-at-glance, and more.

Day 4 highlights include:

  • Keynote Recaps: The Honorable Stephen Welby,
  • Remote Sensing Panel
  • Government Pavilion Stage
  • Lifetime Achievement Award & USGIF Award Presentations
  • From the Floor exhibitor profiles

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USGIF Reveals 2016 Awards Program Recipients

May 17, 2016

USGIF today announced the five recipients of its 2016 Awards Program. This year’s recipients are The Geospatial Semester at James Madison University; Exemplar City Inc.; the Santa Clara County Fire Department’s iMAP Team; ABACO SpA’s Research & Development Team; and Gunnery Sgt. Jesus M. Bocanegra, Marine Special Operations Company, U.S. Special Operations Command. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at USGIF’s GEOINT 2016 Symposium, held May 15-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center.

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The Honorable Martin C. Faga Named USGIF’s 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

May 16, 2016

This morning USGIF announced The Honorable Martin C. Faga, former director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), as the 2016 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Faga is the 12th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized during USGIF’s GEOINT 2016 Symposium general session.

Faga was unable to attend the Symposium and accept the award in person, but he instead recorded an on-camera interview about his career and how it feels to receive this recognition.

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USGIF Launches Universal GEOINT Certification Program

May 16, 2016

USGIF officially launched its Universal GEOINT Certification Program this morning during general session at its GEOINT 2016 Symposium, marking an exciting milestone for the GEOINT Community.

USGIF’s certification program includes three exams with corresponding certifications: GIS and Analysis Tools (CGP-G); Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis (CGP-R); and Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D). A fourth competency—data visualization—is incorporated throughout all of the exams.

Available to U.S. and international GEOINT practitioners across industry, military, academia, and government, the certification program is beneficial to anyone who wants to further their education and training, take the next step in career advancement, or showcase his or her understanding of GEOINT.

Each of the three exams and subsequent professional certifications are incredibly valuable as standalone credentials. However, GEOINT practitioners who earn and maintain all three USGIF certifications simultaneously will be eligible to apply for USGIF’s overarching Universal GEOINT Professional (UGP) designation.

USGIF recognized six Universal GEOINT Professionals this morning that achieved the UGP designation during the program’s pilot testing phase. The first UGP recipients are: Talbot Brooks, Stewart Bruce, Chris Johnson, Angel Martinez, Christopher Stahl, and Michael Wood.

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Join USGIF for the GEOINT 2016 Symposium

May 13, 2016

USGIF is just days away from its GEOINT 2016 Symposium, which will take place May 15-18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “The GEOINT Revolution” recognition of the advent and confluence of multiple technologies advancing geospatial intelligence and promoting its ubiquity.

GEOINT 2016 will feature an extensive exhibit hall with more than 260 organizations showcasing new technologies, solutions, and services. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Confirmed speakers for GEOINT 2016 include:

• Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
• The Honorable James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
• Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
• Parag Khanna, TED Speaker, Global Strategist, Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, and Author
• The Honorable Marcel Lettre, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
• Douglas L. Loverro, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
• Betty J. Sapp, Director, National Reconnaissance Office
• Lt. Gen. John N.T. “Jack” Shanahan, Director of Defense Intelligence for Warfighter Support, U.S. Air Force
• Dr. Bradford Tousley, Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
• The Honorable Stephen P. Welby, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering
• B. Lynn Wright, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence, U.S. Navy

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Support Geospatial Intelligence Education at Allder Golf Classic May 15

May 9, 2016

Join the Community for a day of networking on the links at USGIF’s Allder Golf Classic, Sunday, May 15, at an 8 a.m. shotgun start at Celebration Golf Club in Celebration, Fla.

The Allder Golf Classic, named in honor of William R. Allder Jr., helps fund USGIF educational programs, such as the USGIF Scholarship Program. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded $891,000 in scholarships to deserving students pursuing educational excellence in fields related to the GEOINT tradecraft.

The Allder Golf Classic coincides with the GEOINT 2016 Symposium. If you are not attending GEOINT 2016 but would like to golf, email to sign up. If attending GEOINT 2016, you may add the Allder Golf Classic to your registration.

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NOVA IMS First International GEOINT Program to Achieve USGIF Accreditation

May 6, 2016

USGIF is excited to announce the addition of NOVA Information Management School of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA IMS), located in Lisbon, Portugal, to its growing list of USGIF-accredited GEOINT programs.

Through the USGIF Academic Accreditation program, colleges and universities around the globe have the opportunity to receive accreditation of their geospatial intelligence programs accompanying a college degree. Students who meet high academic standards and graduate from accredited programs receive USGIF’s GEOINT Certificate, which helps ensure the GEOINT Community has a robust workforce now and in the future. To date, nearly 600 students have graduated with USGIF GEOINT Certificates.

NOVA IMS is the first non-U.S. school to receive USGIF academic accreditation. The inclusion of NOVA IMS represents a major step for USGIF and signals the broadening of GEOINT as a globally recognized professional discipline. NOVA IMS’s GEOINT curriculum was developed collaboratively across its federated university structure and is truly interdisciplinary in its design.

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Last Chance to Apply for the USGIF Scholarship Program

May 6, 2016

The application deadline for the USGIF Scholarship Program and the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing is TODAY, Friday, May 6.

The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school seniors studying GEOINT, GIS, geography, and related fields.

The Ken Miller Scholarship is a new scholarship this year, created in partnership between USGIF and Riverside Research. It’s a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Visit to download the applications and learn more.

Applications due TODAY, Friday, May 6!

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Join USGIF For GEOINTeraction Tuesday Today May 3

May 3, 2016

Network while discovering business opportunities at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday May 3, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Magianno’s at Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va. This edition of GEOINTeraction Tuesday is sponsored by Deloitte.

Speaking at this event will be David J. Gauthier, Director, Office of Strategic Operations, NGA. Gauthier will discuss principles driving the new release of the NGA Strategy and the NGA GEOINT Concept of Operations 2022.

Please note this GEOINTeraction Tuesday is occurring the first Tuesday of the month.

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Still Time to Register for USGIF's Data Analytics Forum April 25

April 25, 2016

Register onsite for USGIF’s Data Analytics Forum today at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.

This forum brings together a diverse group of government, industry, and academia to discuss challenges and success stories related to how geospatial intelligence can be derived from and enhanced by data analytics. Learn how your organization can better support the Community and benefit from various strategies, technologies, and methodologies.

Hear a keynote from Jeff Jonas, IBM Fellow and Chief Scientist of the IBM Entity Analytics Group, IBM; a keynote from Dr. Lisa Porter, Executive Vice President and Director of CosmiQ Works, In-Q-Tel; panel discussions on analytic challenges, deep learning, and anticipatory analytics; lightning talks; exhibiting organizations; and networking. Check out the full agenda at a glance

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