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Support USGIF on Black Friday & Cyber Monday Using AmazonSmile

November 24, 2015

Did you know you could make your Amazon purchases using AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as

Support USGIF by making all your Amazon purchases using AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to USGIF.

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Register for USGIF's GEOINT Community Job Fair - Jan. 11

November 23, 2015

Are you an individual seeking a job in the GEOINT Community? Or are you an organization currently hiring? Join USGIF Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for its GEOINT Community Job Fair at the Hyatt Dulles in Herndon, VA!

The event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities.

Register today to attend this event as a job seeker! Send your resume to for participating employers to review.

Is your company interested in participating in the job fair?
Download the GEOINT Community Job Fair Application or email for more information.

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New Universal GEOINT Pilot Exam Dates Added

November 20, 2015

USGIF recently added more testing dates for its Universal GEOINT Pilot Exams, as part of USGIF’s Universal GEOINT Professional Credentialing program.

The Foundation is offering pilot exams in Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis and Data Management on the select dates below.

- Dec. 5
- Dec. 9
- Jan. 13
- Jan. 23
- Feb. 13
- March 5
- March 15

All the exams will be held at USGIF headquarters in Herndon, Va. For exam dates on the weekends, testing will be held 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. For testing dates on weekdays, exams will be administered every 15 minutes on the quarter-hour from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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FINAL DAY to Submit Training Proposals for GEOINT 2016 Symposium

November 20, 2015

Apply to present training and education sessions at the GEOINT 2016 Symposium, May 15-18, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, FL. USGIF encourages Members, Working Groups, and Accredited programs to submit your proposals to conduct training. Additionally, Government and Industry have asked for these high priority topics to be covered, and USGIF is providing this list for prospective trainers to create high-value sessions:

  • ABI
  • Acquisition Professionalization
  • Critical Thinking: Within a scenario-based construct
  • Data Sciences
  • Gaming Theory
  • Global GEOINT in action
  • Human security
  • Lessons learned from real-world national or homeland security GEOINT examples
  • Open Source data fusion success stories
  • SOM: Data Conditioning

To apply to present training, submit a proposed course outline to by Friday, Nov. 20. Outlines should include course title, description, clearly stated learning objectives, instructor biography, and POC information.

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Hear from 50+ Speakers at Geography 2050 Nov. 19-20

November 10, 2015

USGIF is partnering with the American Geographical Society (AGS) for Geography 2050: Exploring Our Future in an Urbanized World Nov. 19-20 at Columbia University in New York City.

This annual fall symposium brings together leaders in business, government, science, and education that might not otherwise have the opportunity to interact, and provides opportunities for discussion, debate, and collaboration to further the understanding of the future of our cities.

Speakers include:

  • Susan M. Gordon, Deputy Director, NGA
  • Lawrie Jordan, Director of Imagery, Esri
  • Dr. Melinda Laituri, Jefferson Science Fellow, Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit
  • Col. Patrick Mahaney Jr., Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Strategic Studies Group
  • Sir Stuart Peach, Air Chief Marshall and Vice Chief of Defence, Royal Air Force, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Lee Schwartz, Geographer of the United States, U.S. Department of State

See event details and start planning your visit.

Register by Nov. 18 to receive the regular registration discount!

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USGIF CEO Keith Masback Covers The GEOINT Revolution in Trajectory Magazine

November 10, 2015

In the current issue of USGIF’s trajectory magazine, USGIF CEO Keith Masback discusses “The GEOINT Revolution.”

This cover story examines how the GEOINT Revolution will change the way humans interact with where we are, what we’re doing, and how we understand and characterize activity on Earth. Masback outlines the 10 technological components undergoing smaller revolutions in their own right, that together create the synergy of the larger GEOINT Revolution.

Learn more about The GEOINT Revolution by reading the story at

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Final Day to Register for USGIF's Geospatial & Remote Sensing Law Workshop

November 10, 2015

Join USGIF for the Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Workshop Nov. 18 at the General Dynamics Information Technology Office in Springfield, Va., as part of USGIF’s 2015 GEOINT Community Week.

The USGIF Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group is offering a half-day program on legal matters critical to the geospatial community. Lawyers, government contract administrators, and business leaders from across the geospatial community will benefit from this program. The program will include three panels:

  • Government Contracts and Organizational Conflicts of Interest: Conflicts in an Increasingly Conflicted World
  • Government Contracts and Intellectual Property: Playing a Critical Role in Geospatial Contracting
  • Developments in Licensing of Commercial Remote Sensing Satellites

You must be a U.S. Citizen to participate in this event.

Registration for this event is now closed.

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Dr. Ernest Reith to Speak at GEOINTeraction Tuesday Nov. 10

November 9, 2015

USGIF will be hosting its bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event Nov. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at VRICON’s office in McLean, Va.

Speaking at this event is Dr. Ernest Reith, Deputy Director of IT Services at NGA. He will discuss data fusion in a Big Data world.

Held the second Tuesday of every other month, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities.

Online registration is now closed, however, you may register on-site at VRICON’s Office.

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Register by TODAY: Small Satellite Workshop & NGA Tech Showcase East

November 9, 2015

You don’t want to miss these two great event opportunities! Registration for USGIF’s Small Satellite Workshop Nov. 16-17 and NGA Tech Showcase East Nov. 18 closes TODAY at 3 p.m. EST!

At the Small Satellite Workshop, hear from these government and industry leaders:

  • Robert Cardillo, Director, NGA
  • Chirag Parikh, Director of the Space Policy National Security Council
  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine
  • Plus many more

Also, see demos from 20 exhibitors!

At NGA Tech Showcase East, hear classified briefings and see demos at NGA Campus East facilities. Speakers include NGA Deputy Director Susan Gordon; Doug McGovern, Director of NGA’s Information Technology; Justin Poole, Director of NGA’s Xperience Directorate; and more. You must have a TS//SI/TK clearance for this event.

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USGIF and Riverside Research Partner to Create Scholarship

November 4, 2015

USGIF has partnered with Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company primarily serving the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, to create the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications. To be awarded for the first time in fall 2016, the $10,000 scholarship will benefit students who plan to enter the intelligence workforce.

The Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications is funded by sales from the Riverside Research-authored textbook, “The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing.” In planning to award one scholarship each academic year for the next three years, USGIF and Riverside Research are pleased to support the future technical workforce with $30,000 total in scholarships.

“The ability to partner with a great institution like Riverside Research, with its rich heritage and history, really is the best the Foundation has to offer,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “We are stronger as an organization when our members partner with us. The ability to have some of the revenue that comes from the textbook go to our scholarship fund, and endow a scholarship for someone studying remote sensing, is a wonderful opportunity.”

To support the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, click here to purchase a copy of “The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing.”

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