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USGIF Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Posted on November 12, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF is pleased to introduce Karin Soyster Fitzgerald, a seasoned trade association and meetings professional, as the Foundation’s new Chief Operating Officer. Fitzgerald, a Certified Association Executive and Certified Meeting Professional, brings nearly 30 years of membership, meetings, and operations experience to USGIF.

Most recently, Fitzgerald served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) from 2012 to 2017, where she helped grow the organization to a $20 million budget, a 75-person staff, and more than 11,000 members. She streamlined IAFC’s data collection processes and finances as well as led a staff reorganization in 2014.

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GEOINT 2019 Symposium Call for Training: Due Dec. 14

Posted on November 8, 2018 with 0 comments

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2019 Symposium, June 2-5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

USGIF organizational members, accredited programs, and working groups may apply to present a two-hour class related to global GEOINT topics with a focus on human security and national or homeland security.

The purpose of these training sessions are for geospatial intelligence subject matter experts to provide updates on new topics, applications, technology, policy, and tradecraft. All training sessions are learning opportunities for attendees. Organizational promotion by presenters is not permitted.

The deadline to submit is no later than Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. PDT.

See submission guidelines.

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Still Time To Get Your Tickets for GEOGala Nov. 17

Posted on November 7, 2018 with 0 comments

You are invited to join the Community at USGIF’s 13th annual GEOGala on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The USGIF black-tie GEOGala celebrates the dedication and support of the GEOINT Community with an evening of networking, dinner, and dancing. USGIF is proud to bring together more than 500 leaders from across the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities.

Individual seats are now available for purchase, and sponsorship opportunities are available if your company would like to purchase a table for your employees and a few government guests.

Reserve your seat or table today!

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GEOINT Community Week

Event date: November 13, 2018

USGIF’s GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and geospatial communities at-large for a week of briefings, educational sessions, workshops, technology exhibits and networking opportunities.


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