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NGA Launches MagQuest Challenge

Posted on March 21, 2019 with 0 comments

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) launched MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge. NGA calls upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model (WMM).

This open innovation challenge is designed to attract new ideas to increase the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of geomagnetic data collection. With MagQuest, NGA aims to inspire domestic and international solvers to apply their expertise to spaceborne, aerial, terrestrial, and other potential solution areas. Solvers from small businesses, academic institutions, labs, startups, and other organizations are encouraged to enter the competition.

Learn more and sign up to participate. The deadline to submit a concept is by May 16.

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New Essentials Certification Pilot Exam Testers Wanted

Posted on March 21, 2019 with 0 comments

Are you a young GEOINT professional in the Washington, DC region looking for opportunities to demonstrate the breadth of your GEOINT technical expertise and distinguish yourself from your professional peers? USGIF has a great opportunity for you to test your foundational knowledge of Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis, GIS & Analysis Tools, Geospatial Data Management, and Data Visualization. Join other young GEOINT professionals by registering for free for the pilot of USGIF’s newest certification exam, The Essentials!

The Essentials Pilot Exam is free and will take place April 1st – April 19th, and be hosted at Global Skills Exchange (GSX), 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. GSX will offer one (1) test session each day from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in this opportunity to contribute to the future of young GEOINT professionals, please complete the following registration form. Registration will close on Monday, March 25th.

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USGIF Members Attend GovSummit Free March 26

Posted on March 20, 2019 with 0 comments

One powerful day of big ideas in tech and location for the public sector.

USGIF members and community may attend Mapbox’s inaugural GovSummit – a one-day event created to elevate big ideas and celebrate innovators for free on March 26. Join Mapbox at the The Woolly Mammoth Theatre from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a networking event to follow. The agenda is packed with success stories, actionable insights, and expert commentary from the public and private sectors.

Register today for free by using code 19GovSummit100PW.

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