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Don't Miss Your GEOINT Mission March 6

March 1, 2018

Do you want to learn problem-solving skills and techniques for extracting information from satellite imagery? USGIF and the International Spy Museum will offer a workshop in which a national security scenario is simulated. Join us for “When Space, Time, And Location Are Critical: A GEOINT Mission” March 6 at the Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

USGIF CEO Keith Masback will lead an overview of GEOINT for the lay person. Participants will use real-world problems and data and test their own geospatial intelligence skills to complete a national security mission involving the time-sensitive movement of people through a dangerous physical environment. Can you complete the mission in time? Come discover how GEOINT is transforming how we engage with our world.

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Final Day to Register: Small Sats Workshop

February 28, 2018

USGIF and its SmallSat Working Group is once again hosting a Small Sats Workshop at NGA Campus East, March 6-7. The focus is “Evolving Capabilities” and will feature speakers and demos. March 6 (Day 1) will be unclassified and March 7 (Day 2) is classified and requires TS//SI/TK REL FVEY clearance.

Keynote speakers include the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy Stephen L. Kitay, NGA Associate Director of Capabilities Anthony Vinci, and Former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James.

Both days require separate registration. Registration will close Wednesday, Feb. 28.

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GEOINT 2018 Sneak Peek - February 28

February 27, 2018

Before we gather for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking, USGIF wants to share with you what our partners in government will be looking for and what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2018.

Join us for breakfast at Maggiano’s on Wednesday, Feb. 28, to hear from NGA.

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LAST DAY: Apply for USGIF Scholarship Program

February 26, 2018

Deadline to submit an application is TODAY, Monday, Feb. 26.

The 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program is accepting applications! USGIF’s Scholarship Program annually awards students studying geospatial intelligence and related fields with financial assistance. Scholarships include:

K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship – $15,000

Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications – $10,000

RGi Scholarship for Geospatial & Engineering – $10,000

USGIF also awards 15-25 scholarships at the doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, and graduating high school senior levels. $5,000 is given to doctoral, graduate, and undergraduates, while high school seniors receive $2,000.

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USGIF Renews Academic Accreditation for the U.S. Air Force Academy

February 22, 2018

USGIF renewed academic accreditation for the United States Air Force Academy’s (USAFA) geospatial science program.

USAFA earned USGIF accreditation in 2010 and is the first service academy to be accredited by the Foundation. USAFA offers the USGIF GEOINT certificate through the academy’s department of economics and geosciences.

“Cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy are unique in that they will all become Air Force officers directly after graduation,” said Maj. Justin D. Cook, director of the USAFA GEOINT program. “We’ve seen an uptick in interest and applications to our GEOINT certificate program. We are proud of our program and appreciative of the relationship we have with USGIF. We look forward to many more years of continued success.”

Learn more about USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program.

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Golden Ticket Program Deadline Feb. 28

February 20, 2018

USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium Golden Ticket Program is now open and accepting applications. Each year, USGIF offers the Golden Ticket program as an opportunity for young professionals to win free registration to the GEOINT Symposium and an exclusive opportunity to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT world in a personal setting.

Application deadline is Feb. 28 See program details.


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GEOINTeraction Monday: SXSW Edition

February 14, 2018

Join us in Austin, Texas for another GEOINTeraction Tuesday Monday on March 12 at South By Southwest (SXSW)! We are excited to invite you to this FREE networking opportunity with food, drinks, and good music.

Learn about the #hardproblems with technology and innovation with our guestspeakers, Dr. Bob Metcalfe, Director of the UT Austin Innovation Center, and Teresa Smetzer, Director of CIA Digital Futures.

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Call for GEOINT 2018 Lightning Talks

February 12, 2018

USGIF invites you to participate in Lightning Talks during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium in Tampa, Fla.

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2018 theme: Driving Data to Decisions and Action. Lightning Talks are seven minutes in length and can be supported by visuals, graphics, or slides. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. Lightning Talks must focus on GEOINT applications conducted by scientists, academia, analysts, and other community professionals.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 26.

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LAST DAY: Provide Your Expertise for the Certified GEOINT Professional Exams

February 9, 2018

USGIF is conducting an Item Validation and Standard Setting Working Group for its NCCA-accredited Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP) exams:
• Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D)
GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G)
• Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R)

One Standard Setting Working Group will meet virtually for each of the three CGP exams. This opportunity is open to all GEOINT professionals ranging in experience, whether you are CGP certified or not. A total of eight SMEs will be selected for each Standard Setting Working Group.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, please provide your contact information no later than Friday, Feb. 9.

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USGIF to Receive Loudoun County Partners in Education Award

January 30, 2018

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) announced last week USGIF won a “Partners in Education” award for the Foundation’s partnership with Moorefield Station Elementary School in Ashburn, Va.

“USGIF is thrilled to receive this recognition for our K-12 outreach,” said Lindsay Mitchell, USGIF’s lead educational manager. “Moorefield was the first school we worked with to offer quarterly GEOINT activities, and it’s been incredibly rewarding to see the students get excited about GEOINT and the different career opportunities the field offers.”

USGIF will accept the Partners in Education Award March 9 at LCPS’ annual Loudoun County Business Partnership breakfast. To learn more about USGIF’s K-12 program, please visit

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