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USGIF Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

September 20, 2017

USGIF awarded $117,000 in scholarship funds to students studying the geospatial sciences and related disciplines.

The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors as well as undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The program’s goal is to further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft.

USGIF awarded 26 scholarships this year to six high school seniors, six undergraduate students, 10 graduate students, and four doctoral candidates. The Foundation also awarded the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications for the second year. This $10,000 scholarship is provided in partnership with USGIF Organizational Member Riverside Research. The Ken Miller Scholarship is presented to a master’s degree candidate studying remote sensing who plans to enter the defense, intelligence, or homeland security workforce.

See the list of winners

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GEOINTeraction Tuesday - Sept. 12

September 11, 2017

Join USGIF for our next GEOINTeraction Tuesday, Sept. 12, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at CIT Complex in Herndon, Va. Enjoy refreshments and network with colleagues

Due to a conflicting mission requirement, Dr. Anthony Vinici is no longer able to attend. In his place, Kristin St. Peter, NGA’s deputy director for plans and programs, will be the guest speaker at GEOINTeraction Tuesday and will discuss how she and Dr. Vinci are implementing their vision.

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FINAL DAY: 2018 State & Future of GEOINT Report Call for Abstracts

September 8, 2017

USGIF’s annual State and Future of GEOINT Report provides the GEOINT Community an opportunity to assess the current state of the profession and look ahead to the technologies and tradecraft of the future.

This year, for the first time, USGIF is reaching out beyond the in-person content exchanges and announcing a virtual State and Future of GEOINT Call for Abstracts for those who cannot attend in-person but would still like to write for the report.

If you wish to submit an article for consideration, please prepare a one-page Word document including the following:

• A proposed article title
• An abstract of no more than 250 words
• The names, titles, and contact information of at least three authors not from the same organization

Abstracts should be sent to SFOG@usgif.org no later than Friday, Sept. 8.

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Thank You for a Successful GEOINT 2017

September 5, 2017

Bringing together 3,883 attendees and 240 exhibiting organizations, USGIF’s GEOINT 2017 Symposium gathered the global GEOINT Community to discuss opportunities and solve challenges.

GEOINT 2017, held June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, was the 13th annual Symposium and this year’s theme was “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.” The Symposium focused on how next generation capabilities and processes such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, cloud computing, agile and enterprise acquisition efforts, object-based production, and change detection—to name a few—are shaping the face of intelligence analysis.

Among the attendees were 675 government and military personnel, including more than 200 representatives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. There was also strong international participation from 34 countries. Among this year’s attendees were 211 young professionals and 104 participants from academia.

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2017 USGIF Membership Directory Available for Download

September 1, 2017

Download the 2017 USGIF Membership Directory!

This alphabetical directory contains brief descriptions and contact information for each of USGIF’s sustaining member organization. The directory is also accompanied by a capabilities index, which lists more than 50 products and services.

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USGIF Renews Academic Accreditation for NOVA IMS & West Point

August 29, 2017

USGIF recently granted renewed academic accreditation for the Universidade Nova de Lisboa’s NOVA Information Management School (IMS) and the United States Military Academy at West Point’s geospatial information science program.

NOVA IMS and West Point are among the 14 academic institutions accredited by USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program. Under the program, USGIF awards colleges and universities the ability to offer students GEOINT certificates accompanying a college degree. The program matches knowledge and skills needed in the professional workforce with the education and training provided to students.

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Tomorrow: St. Louis Area Working Group Kickoff Meeting & Social

August 29, 2017

Join the St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG) for their first meeting, tomorrow, Aug. 30, to discuss its mission in building up the GEOINT workforce in St. Louis and the surrounding area. The meeting is 3-5 p.m. and the networking reception will directly follow at 5 p.m.

Boundless Office at T-REX
911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

Register to attend this free event.

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USGIF & NVIDIA Launch Essay Challenge

August 16, 2017

USGIF has partnered with NVIDIA to offer an essay challenge to individuals attending or working at one of USGIF’s 14 accredited universities. Three challenge winners will be selected to receive two NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics processing units (GPUs) each.

Applicants from accredited schools are invited to write a four-page essay answering the challenge question: “If you were given dedicated access to an NVIDIA GPU-powered supercomputer, what problems could you solve?”

This challenge is only open to students, researchers, staff, and faculty attending or working at one of the 14 accredited universities under USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program. The deadline for essay submissions is Sept. 30. Please email essay submissions and/or questions to GPUChallenge@usgif.org. Winners will be selected in fall 2017.

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Join USGIF in St. Louis Today

August 14, 2017

USGIF and its member organizations are hosting a free Intelligence Information Technologies Cluster Networking Reception on Aug. 14 during the 2017 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference. Enjoy networking and discussing the impact GEOINT has in the St. Louis area and in the DoD’s intelligence information system.

Please join us at 6 p.m. down the street from the convention center as we gather at T-REX, a co-working and technology incubator located at 911 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Thank you to our hosts Boundless, OGSystems, and T-REX!

RSVP to attend this reception. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Aug. 11 Deadline for Universal GEOINT Certification Governance Board Nominations

August 11, 2017

The Universal GEOINT Certification Governance Board (CGB), an advisory body to USGIF and its Universal GEOINT Certification Program, is seeking nominees with a background in government and/or industry to serve as members.

The CGB is responsible for all of the program’s essential certification decisions, including reviewing and approving the development and ongoing maintenance of all program policies, procedures, and content, and provides guidance and structure to the vision and marketing of the program.

See requirements and guidelines to become a member of the CGB

Interested individuals should email credential@usgif.org to self-nominate by Aug. 11.

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