December 6, 2016
Looking to give a donation this giving season? Consider contributing to USGIF’s EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, which supports the Foundation’s educational programs! We’re over halfway to our goal, but need your help to get to $5,000 by the end of the year.
All contributions support:
- Awarding scholarships to students studying geospatial sciences
- Providing academic certificates to students who graduate from USGIF’s 14 accredited colleges and universities
- Delivering STEM materials to K-12 classrooms
- Administering professional certifications
- And much more.
Please note all donations are tax-deductible
December 2, 2016
USGIF is hosting a Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop on Jan. 10, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.
This is an opportunity for government, industry, and academia to come together to discuss the current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence.
The workshop also includes free access to USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event directly following the workshop.
December 1, 2016
USGIF staff will assist several third grade classrooms with a geospatial activity at Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., Dec. 6-7. The school rented National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of Africa, a tool used for K-12 students to learn geography in a fun and interactive experience.
USGIF will lead an exciting activity in which students will interact with the 26-foot-by-35-foot map of Africa to identify cities across the continent. These simple lessons in satellite imagery will teach students how to think critically and spatially, all while introducing a topic they may not have learned about otherwise.
November 30, 2016
Looking for a job in the GEOINT Community or are you a company currently hiring?
Be sure to sign up for USGIF’s GEOINT Community Job Fair, Jan. 9 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va. This event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities.
November 29, 2016
The Tuesday following Thanksgiving kicks off the charitable season with Giving Tuesday. This international day of giving is a movement encouraging people to give back to their local community.
Donating on Giving Tuesday will help USGIF reach its $5,000 EdGEOcation Giving Campaign goal in support of GEOINT educational programs. These programs include offering STEM materials to K-12 classrooms, providing scholarships and GEOINT certificates to college students, and awarding professional certifications.
November 28, 2016
Maj. Gen. Linda Urrutia-Varhall, director of operations for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), spoke to 140 people at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event Nov. 15 during the Foundation’s 2016 GEOINT Community Week. NGA Deputy Director of Plans and Programs Heidi Smith also gave remarks.
Urrutia-Varhall, who came to NGA in June from her position as assistant deputy chief of staff for ISR at the Pentagon, began her speech by sharing how excited and energized she is to be in her new role.
“I have wanted to be at NGA for the last three assignments,” Urrutia-Varhall said, adding that she personally called NGA Director Cardillo and requested to be considered for the relatively new position. Upon joining NGA, she asked to stay for at least a couple of years to “define and codify” NGA’s director of operations position.
November 23, 2016
USGIF would like to thank all the 2016 GEOINT Community Week attendees, exhibitors, speakers, volunteers, and sponsors for contributing to last week’s success.
It was an amazing six days of workshops, presentations, STEM activities, keynotes, classified briefings, demos, future forecasts, exhibits, networking, and celebration.
November 21, 2016
Join USGIF for its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshop, Jan. 10 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va.
The workshop will bring together a diverse group of individuals from government, industry, and academia to discuss current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence. We will be joined by today’s visionary leaders in AI to explore this rapidly evolving and disruptive technology.
November 16, 2016
Would you like to join the USGIF team? The Foundation is seeking qualified applicants for its Director of Academic Programs position to steward the foundation’s established collegiate Geospatial Intelligence accreditation program and support workforce development and outreach activities.
November 15, 2016
USGIF has launched the first EdGEOcation Giving Campaign in support of USGIF’s educational programs. Help us reach our goal of $5,000 by Dec. 31. As the giving season approaches, we would love to have your support.
Learn how you can give.