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USGIF 2016 Annual Report Now Available

June 1, 2017

USGIF’s 2016 Annual Report is now available for download. The report covers statistics on the Foundation’s events, programming, and achievements in 2016 and is a great way to learn more about our organization.


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GEOINT 2017 Mobile App Available For Download

May 26, 2017

Be sure to download the official GEOINT 2017 Symposium mobile app and get real-time information delivered right to your hands. The app features:

- detailed agenda updated each day
- exhibitor listings and convention center maps with wayfinding
- social media feeds
- event alerts
- personalized scheduling options
- and more…

Available on Apple, Android, and Blackberry devices.

Sponsored by DigitalGlobe

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Just a Few Weeks Away: GEOINT 2017

May 16, 2017

Haven’t signed up for the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7 in San Antonio? What are you waiting for?!

Don’t miss keynotes and panels from 100+ speakers, technologies and demos from more than 230 exhibitors, 56 hours of training and education sessions, and the chance to network with over 4,000 attendees.


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USGIF Scholarship Program Deadline Today

May 15, 2017

USGIF is accepting applications for its 2017 Scholarship Program.

Applicants have until May 15 to apply and be considered for a USGIF scholarship.

The program provides promising students pursuing degrees in the geospatial sciences or a related field with scholarship funds to help further their educations and the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

USGIF is again offering this year the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, which is a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

Download scholarship applications here.

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GEOINTeraction Tuesday - May 9

May 3, 2017

Don’t miss our bimonthly GEOINTeraction Tuesday event will take place May 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Embassy Suites Springfield in Springfield, Va.

Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the United States, U.S. Department of State, will be speaking at the event.

Schwartz will speak about geographic information in support of foreign policy. He will discuss the role of the Office of the Geographer at the Department of State, including the role of maps, boundary authorities and name conventions, support for diplomatic negotiations, and special initiatives that focus on geographic information coordination, participatory mapping, human geography, and sustainability science.


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The New Trajectory Online

April 20, 2017

Trajectory Magazine online has a new look!

The updated provides the best content experience from any device and includes new sections and more related features.

We hope you enjoy the fresh format and will share feedback with us.


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Celebrating Earth Day with Moorefield Station Elementary

April 14, 2017

In honor of Earth Day, USGIF and Esri are teaming up April 21 to introduce a mapping activity with classrooms at Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.

Third and fifth grade students will get to explore Esri’s ArcGIS platform to ultimately create a Story Map with their class. Each classroom will examine different issues in the community to include population, food, health and fitness, economic status, and more. The activity is meant for students to learn to gather data, create a map, and draw conclusions in order to make informed decisions.

Not only will the students gain valuable skills in GEOINT, they will also help make a difference in their community in time for Earth Day.

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USGIF Launches Initiative to Grow GEOINT Workforce in St. Louis

April 12, 2017

USGIF launched the “St. Louis Initiative” to expand the geospatial intelligence workforce pipeline in the city of St. Louis. As the city experiences an innovation boom and NGA prepares to build its new Western campus in north St. Louis, it’s more important than ever to discuss the future of the city’s GEOINT profession.

The initiative formally kicked off March 28 at a visioneering session held in St. Louis in partnership with USGIF Organizational Member OGSystems. Hosted at the T-REX in downtown St. Louis, the visioneering session was dedicated to capturing a discussion about the future GEOINT workforce in the city via graphic recording and visual thinking. More than 30 stakeholders from the St. Louis region attended, including representatives from NGA, Boundless, the City of St. Louis, Washington University, and many others from academia, government, and industry.

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Congratulations to the GEOINT 2017 Golden Ticket Winners

April 10, 2017

USGIF selected 26 up-and-coming GEOINTers for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals—35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community—to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2017 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from activities such as networking receptions, a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

Click to see the 2017 Golden Ticket winners.

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USGIF Confirms Keynotes for GEOINT 2017 Symposium

April 5, 2017

USGIF is less than two months away from its GEOINT 2017 Symposium, which will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

Confirmed speakers for GEOINT 2017 include:

Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Dr. Todd Lowery, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)
Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) (GEOINT Foreword keynote)
Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, NGA Research (GEOINT Foreword keynote)

Visit to register for the Symposium.

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