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Participate in NGA Tech Showcase West Flash Talks!

September 29, 2014

USGIF members are invited to participate in NGA Tech Showcase West Flash Talks on October 23. This is a great opportunity for industry to showcase their expertise and how it can support NGA’s current and future missions.

Submissions should address one or more of the following areas, as part of the hard problems list provided by NGA-West:

  • Wireless capabilities in classified environments
  • Data management solutions
  • Application solutions for customers
  • Security solutions
  • Workplaces of the future

Proposals must be emailed to no later than Tuesday, October 7.

View Submission Guidelines

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Geography 2050 to Explore Trends Shaping the World's Future

September 25, 2014

“Geography 2050: Mounting an Expedition to the Future” is the inaugural event in a multi-year strategic dialogue meant to help decision makers and the public alike understand the major trends that will reshape the nation and planet between now and 2050.

Geography 2050 is the fall conference of the American Geographical Society. Hosted by the Earth Institute at Columbia University, with the support of USGIF, and other partners and sponsors, this one-day event will take place Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the historic Low Memorial Library, site of the Pulitzer Prize Award Ceremony.

Geography 2050 is just one of the many events taking place during USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week, to be held Nov. 17-21, 2014.


To register or for more information about Geography 2050, please visit the event website: To learn more about USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week, visit

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USGIF Monograph Now Available on Amazon Kindle

September 24, 2014

USGIF’s monograph “Human Geography: Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Challenges to Global Security” is now available on Amazon Kindle. The 232-page book features a collection of articles from thought leaders and leading human geography practitioners from around the globe. Topics include water security, social media, political geography, ABI, and more.

The cost of the Kindle version is $49.00. The monograph is also available for purchase in paperback editions on the USGIF website, AmazonSmile, and at some USGIF events.

Purchase your copy today!

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NGA Tech Showcase West - Registration Now Open!!

September 19, 2014

Register today for USGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase West, October 22-23 at NGA’s 2nd Street facility in St. Louis, MO! Join USGIF for this one-and-a-half-day event to see demos and hear briefings inside NGA Campus West facilities.

This year, in addition to the Tech Showcase West briefings and demos, NGA is offering a half-day session focused on the West Modernization Plan.

Registration ​Costs:

Wednesday, ​October ​22—West ​Facilities ​Modernization ​Plan
Complimentary event

Thursday, ​October ​23—NGA ​Tech ​Showcase ​West ​
​USGIF ​Member: $150
USGIF ​Non-Member: ​$250
Government/Military: ​$0

The 2014 NGA Tech Showcase West requires each attendee holds a TS//SI/TK clearance. The clearance deadline is Monday, October 13.


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Director Long Speaks at GEOINTeraction Tuesday

September 17, 2014

On September 9 at the Embassy Suites in Springfield, VA, directly following NGA Tech Showcase East, USGIF hosted its GEOINTeraction Tuesday event.

Letitia A. Long, the fifth Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and the first female head of a major U.S. intelligence agency, spoke at the event. A key theme of her address was to recognize the GEOINT industry for its partnership during her four-year tenure as NGA director. This was Long’s final USGIF speaking engagement prior to her upcoming October retirement.

Read the event recap at

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NRO Application Service Provider Working Group Meeting 9/23

September 15, 2014

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) invites you to its NRO Application Service Provider (NASP) Industry Advisory Working Group (IAWG) kickoff meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 3 to 5 p.m.

The government is in the process of defining the NASP operating model, technical architecture, and how and what it will procure. To jump-start the dialogue and form a coherent industry voice, USGIF has formed the NASP IAWG. The mission of the working group is to assist the NRO in achieving its transformation objectives and to provide insights from an industry-partner perspective.

The working group will provide a collaborative, vendor/integrator-agnostic venue that is strategic and objective, offer options and tradeoffs, and emphasize speed and pragmatism over research.

This meeting takes place at USGIF, 2325 Dulles Corner Boulevard, Suite 450, Herndon, Virginia, 20171. Please email any questions to

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West Point Cadets Show "got geoint?" Spirit

September 11, 2014

The incoming class of cadets of the United States Military Academy at West Point’s geospatial information science program show off their USGIF “got geoint?” t-shirts!

West Point is one of nine universities and colleges in the USGIF Geospatial Intelligence Certificate Program.

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SAVE THE DATE: NGA Tech Showcase West Oct. 22-23

September 11, 2014

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Tech Showcase West October 22-23 at the 2nd Street facility in St. Louis, Missouri. USGIF offers this exclusive event to USGIF Members, providing an unparalleled opportunity to see the unique work of NGA Campus West.

Details for registration will be announced at a later date.

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Check Out Exhibitor Videos from USGIF's Data Analytics Workshop

September 4, 2014

Missed seeing exhibit hall from USGIF’s “Analytics 2014: Insights for Mission Impact” workshop on July 30? Videos of each exhibitor are now available on

Exhibitors include BAE Systems, CarahSoft, Cloudera, Cognitio, DigitalGlobe, Digital Reasoning, IBM, ICG and Leidos.

Also, be sure to visit to read the recap of the event.

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Registration Now Closed for NGA Tech Showcase East

September 4, 2014

USGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase East takes place Tuesday, September 9, at NGA Campus East in Springfield, VA. This all-day classified event gives attendees the opportunity to listen to briefings and demos inside NGA’s facilities.

*Each attendee is required to hold a TS//SI/TK level clearance. USGIF and NGA encourage all IC Blue and Green badge holders to send clearance information to avoid any delays processing through NGA and USGIF registration. Instructions on how to pass clearances are provided via email with your event registration confirmation.

Registration is now closed

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