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Support USGIF this Giving Season

October 20, 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.

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Register for GEOINT Community Week - Nov. 12-18

October 18, 2016

GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and geospatial communities at-large for a week of briefings, educational sessions, workshops, technology exhibits and networking opportunities.

Registration for the following events are now open:

Small Sat Workshop
Nov. 14 (unclassified) & 15 (classified)

GEOINTeraction Tuesday
Nov. 15

NGA Tech Showcase East
Nov. 16

Geography 2050
Nov. 17-18

Check out other activities happening during GEOINT Community Week!

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Become a Co-Chair for USGIF's Tradecraft & Professional Development Committee

October 14, 2016

USGIF is seeking volunteers to fill the committee co-chair position for the Tradecraft & Professional Development Committee

The Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee discusses and implements ways to assess the needs for GEOINT professionals to support government, industry, and academia. The committee helps determine the basic and advanced qualifications for GEOINT professionals, provides outreach, and advises to education and training program coordinators with the goal of helping prepare individual advancement in the GEOINT field.

Nominations are due Monday, Oct. 31.

Check out how to apply!

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USGIF Seeking Director of Academic Programs

October 14, 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.

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Tech Showcase West (Oct. 18-19)

October 13, 2016

Online registration for USGIF Innovation Day and NGA Tech Showcase is now closed. Please note, Innovation Day has reached capacity and will not accept onsite registration.

USGIF offers a great opportunity to see the unique work of NGA employees in St. Louis. This year, Tech Showcase West will kick off with USGIF Innovation Day, a day focused on industry-government hybrid collaboration at @4240 in the heart of the Cortex Innovation Community (CIC) campus downtown. Day two will be at NGA’s building on Second Street and feature 30+ confirmed demos, with 23 released topics and presentations throughout NCW workspaces to gain business insight on NGA’s emerging requirements and future challenges.

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Northwest Federal Added to USGIF Affinity Program

October 5, 2016

USGIF recently partnered with Northwest Federal Credit Union to add its services to USGIF’s Affinity Program.

Northwest Federal is a full-service financial institution offering both personal and business banking services to USGIF Members and their families.

Northwest Federal joins Dell, Embassy Suites Springfield, EZGovOpps, Miller’s Office Products, Walker’s Grille, and Westway Development Services as part of USGIF’s Affinity Program.

Check out Northwest Federal’s offering.

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USGIF Extern Shares GEOINT 2016 Experience

October 4, 2016

Taylor Beck, an undergraduate student studying political science at Gettysburg College, recently shared her USGIF externship experience in a News@Gettysburg article.

Beck attended USGIF’s four-day GEOINT 2016 Symposium in May and worked as a personal assistant to USGIF CEO Keith Masback, a Gettysburg College alumni. Through the externship, Beck had the opportunity to learn more about the Intelligence Community (IC) and career possibilities in the field. She also got the chance to meet IC leaders like Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo, in addition to CNN’s National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and countless other defense and intelligence leaders.

“I went into that symposium not knowing much about the intelligence field and left realizing that I wanted to go into national security law. It really showed me how important this field is and how it is shaping U.S. national security in the future,” Beck said in the article.

Read more about Beck’s USGIF externship.

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Participate in the 2017 State of GEOINT Content Exchange

September 28, 2016

USGIF is hosting three, free opportunities to contribute to the 2017 State of GEOINT Report. A 2017 State of GEOINT Content Exchange will take place Tuesday, Oct. 4 in Fairfax, VA, Monday, Oct. 17 in Denver, Colo., and Tuesday, Oct. 18 in St. Louis, Mo.

Participation is open to government, industry, and academia, to include analysts, technologists, researchers, policy experts, academics, business developers, and others from the community. Each half-day, unclassified session will discuss and document current and future global geospatial intelligence trends and challenges. Teams will self-select to further develop topics of interest into short articles for inclusion in USGIF’s 2017 State of GEOINT report.

Learn more about the State of GEOINT report and content exchange in a trajectory magazine podcast with USGIF’s Dr. Darryl Murdock.



REGISTER FOR OCT. 18 – St. Louis, MO

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Students Receive $1 Million in Scholarship Awards from USGIF

September 20, 2016

USGIF last month awarded $112,000 in scholarship funds to students studying geospatial science or related topics. The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, and helps to further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft. Since the USGIF Scholarship Program began in 2004, USGIF has awarded $1,003,000 in scholarship funds.

“Eclipsing $1 million in scholarships awarded is a remarkable milestone for the Foundation,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “We continue to deliver on our fundamental proposition as an educational nonprofit.”

Additionally, USGIF awarded the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications in partnership with nonprofit company Riverside Research for the first time this year. The $10,000 scholarship benefits master’s degree students studying remote sensing who plan to enter the defense, intelligence, or homeland security workforce.

See the list of 2016 USGIF Scholarship Recipients.

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Take Part in the NOAA ACCRES Meeting Sept. 21

September 19, 2016

NOAA’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES) is hosting a meeting on Sept. 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at The Aerospace Corporation’s office in Chantilly, Va. The event is open for anyone to attend.

As requested in Title II – Section 202 of the 2015 U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, ACCRES will discuss the U.S. Department of Commerce’s congressional report on the statutory updates necessary to license private remote sensing space systems.

Learn more about the event and how to attend.

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