November 17, 2017
USGIF’s NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group (NAIAWG) is accepting nominations and self-nominations to serve as a co-chair. Duties include serving as a focal point to the government and community, coordinating/preparing working sessions, organizing action teams, and assisting team members with publishable artifacts.
The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30. Please reply to NAIAWG@usgif.org if you’d like to self-nominate or if you have someone you think would benefit from serving in this role.
November 15, 2017
Be sure to listen to USGIF’s CEO Keith J. Masback SpyCast interview on “Everything You Wanted to Know About #GEOINT but Were Afraid to Ask”.
SpyCasts are weekly podcasts led by the International Spy Museum and feature an interview with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars.
November 9, 2017
Network with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, and hear from a guest speaker at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event at OGSystems in Chantilly, Va, Nov. 14.
Dr. Anthony Vinci, NGA’s Associate Director for Capabilities, will be the guest speaker.
November 9, 2017
USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback will participate in a webinar Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. EST as part of Pitney Bowes’ Li360 Geography Week Webinar Series. Masback will be part of a group discussion on the changing landscape of GIS careers and skills. Register for the webinar.
Dr. Darryl Murdock, USGIF vice president of professional development, will be a speaker as part of Esri’s Imagery Education Summit, Nov. 9-10 in Redlands, Calif. Murdock will be speaking on professional certification on Nov. 10 at 12 p.m.
USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor will be visiting North Carolina Central University Nov. 9-10 to meet with the students and faculty in the department of environmental, earth and geospatial sciences, as well as attend her former student’s undergraduate thesis defense presentation.
November 8, 2017
Be sure you’re registered for USGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase East event, Nov. 15. Attendees will be able to listen to briefings and see demos during the classified event. Also, learn what challenges NGA is working on as well as more about upcoming business opportunities.
Registration and passing of clearances for this event will close today, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. EDT.
November 7, 2017
In August, USGIF partnered with USGIF member NVIDIA to offer an essay challenge to individuals attending and/or working at one of USGIF’s 14 accredited universities. Applicants from accredited schools were 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?”
Three challenge winners were selected to receive two NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics processing units each.
November 6, 2017
Be sure to attend USGIF’s Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop to hear about the current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence.
The workshop includes keynotes, panels, networking, and a classified breakout session. View agenda and register today.
Registration for this event will close today, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. EDT.
November 1, 2017
The NOVA Information Management School (IMS) at the Universidade Nova de Lisbon recently achieved accreditation by the Agency for Assessment and Accreditation of Higher Education (A3ES) for its master’s degree in science and geographical information systems. A3ES is a private, third party accreditation body in Portugal. NOVA IMS received a six-year accreditation for its online master’s degree program in geographic information systems and science.
“This accreditation was very relevant for NOVA IMS,” said Dr. Marco Painho, NOVA IMS program coordinator. "Not only did we receive a lot of positive feedback from the external evaluation committee, but we were also the first online degree to be accredited by A3ES. This accreditation adds up to the the many achievements of this program since 2001 when it was first delivered.”
October 12, 2017
USGIF hosted a GEOAcademic Summit in October at its headquarters in Herndon, Va., bringing together nearly 30 members of academia to discuss ideas, resources, achievements, and challenges. The summit was structured as an interactive forum for leaders in GEOINT higher education.
In attendance were representatives from colleges and universities affiliated with USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program as well as experts from several guest schools.
“This was my first year organizing and coordinating this event,” said USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor. “While I already had several opportunities to meet with academics from USGIF-accredited schools, the summit allowed me to feel the strong ties that unify this select group of leaders who have built successful GEOINT certificate programs and continue to contribute to the growth of the discipline.”
October 11, 2017
The Universal GEOINT Certification Governance Board requests participation from the GEOINT Community to update the Universal GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK).
Please complete this 15-20 minute survey and be entered for the chance to win one of four $25 Visa gift cards. Your input will help USGIF identify and describe the knowledge and skills critical for the GEOINT profession. The EBK serves as the foundation for all USGIF-sponsored professional development initiatives and influences the broader GEOINT Community.