Who we are

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF achieves its mission through various programs and events and by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation.

History

In 2003, a group of leading authorities realized an inherent need for a unified vision and approach to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. This group created the successful GEO-INTEL 2003 conference—the predecessor to the annual GEOINT Symposium—and in early 2004 established USGIF. The Foundation’s mission was, and continues to be, to bring together government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals for the advancement of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft as it relates to national security.

Being the first and only organization of its kind, USGIF has helped to advance the tradecraft through its many events and programs, such as the highly acclaimed GEOINT Symposium and technology focused Tech Days. The Foundation currently has more than 200 sustaining member organizations supporting and assisting in executing the Foundation’s objectives. The Foundation also has made education a top priority, exemplified by its scholarships, college and university accreditation programs, and other initiatives.

USGIF is dedicated to bringing together the many disciplines involved in the geospatial intelligence sector to exchange ideas, share best practices and promote the education and importance of a national geospatial intelligence agenda.

BUILD THE COMMUNITY | ADVANCE THE TRADECRAFT | ACCELERATE INNOVATION

Our Team

Christy Monaco

USGIF
Vice President of Programs

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM

USGIF
Vice President of Events & Administration

Molly Brady

USGIF
Education and Professional Development Coordinator

Brad Causey

USGIF
Senior Director of Communications

Christine Devine, M.S.

USGIF
Director of Education and Professional Development

Ryan Doom

USGIF
Outreach and Marketing Coordinator

Jessica Dorsch

USGIF
Education and Professional Development Coordinator

Alicia Jackson

USGIF
Membership Services Manager

McKenna Klapperich, DES

USGIF
Exhibits and Special Events Manager

Elizabeth Mowe

USGIF
Events and Exhibits Planner

Mackenzie Murray

USGIF
Events Coordinator

Kenny Scott

USGIF
Senior Director Business & Administration

Alison Arnold

USGIF
Intern

Nia Corpuz

USGIF
Intern

Jesse Klauber

USGIF
Intern

Lyndsey Norberg

USGIF
Intern

Madeline Rouse

USGIF
Intern

Board of Directors

Patrick Acheson

Quadrint
Managing Principal
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Dr. Todd Bacastow

Penn State University
Teaching Professor, Department of Geography
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Nate Copeland

ANSER
Vice President, Intelligence Technologies Group
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Paul Graziani

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
CEO and Co-Founder
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Stacy Kubicek

Lockheed Martin Space
Vice President and General Manager, Mission Solutions
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Dr. Troy E. Meink

National Reconnaissance Office
Principal Deputy Director
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Brian O’Toole

BlackSky
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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Jeff Robertson

Maxar
Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer
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Johnny Sawyer

The Sawyer Group
Founder
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Vicki Schmanske

Leidos
Executive VP, Corporate Operations
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Stu Shea

Peraton, USGIF
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder
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Gary Sladic

Noblis
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
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Carey Smith

Parsons Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Isaac Zaworski

Sectra
President
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Career Opportunities

USGIF Intern

Are you interested in geography, the geospatial industry and/or the Intelligence Community? Do you want to work in the rapidly growing and expanding field of geospatial technology? The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is seeking qualified applicants for its Intern program. We seek 2-3 qualified applicants for one-year internships.