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

Vice President of Programs

Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professional Development

Brad Curl

Programs Intern

Jessica Dorsch

Senior Programs Intern

Lauren Est

Programs Intern

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM

Senior Director of Events & Governance

Danica Giermann

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Alicia Jackson

Membership Services Manager

Shameka Jordan

Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

Christine MacKrell, M.S.

Education and Professional Development Manager

Shai Sobrino

Director of Business Operations

Board of Directors

Robert Cardillo

The Cardillo Group
President
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John Serafini

HawkEye 360
CEO
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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

InTec, LLC
President
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Dr. Stacey Dixon

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Deputy Director
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Dan Jablonsky

Maxar Technologies
President and CEO
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LTG Mary Legere, USA, Ret.

Accenture Federal Services
Managing Director
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Carmen Medina

MedinAnalytics
Founder
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Patty Mims

Esri
Director, Global National Government
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Vicki Schmanske

Leidos
Executive VP, Group President, Intelligence Group
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Gary Sladic

Noblis
Vice President, Finance and Accounting
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Carey Smith

Parsons Corporation
President and Chief Operating Officer
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Isaac Zaworski

Vricon
Chief Executive Officer, USG
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Paul Graziani

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)
CEO and Co-Founder
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Stu Shea

Peraton, USGIF
Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, Founder
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Career Opportunities

Communications Intern

The Communications Intern contributes to the day-to-day writing and editing of the official digital magazine of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), trajectory, and also helps execute communication strategies for the Foundation. The opportunity to apply for this position closes Friday, May 7, 2021.

Membership Database Intern

The Membership Database Intern contributes to the development, implementation and day-to-day administration of the USGIF Association Management System (AMS). The appropriate candidate is enthusiastic, hard-working, and a creative problem solver that will receive hands-on experience with a “big data” management system.

The opportunity to apply for this position closes Friday, May 7, 2021.

Programs Intern

Do you have an interest in geography, the geospatial industry and/or the intelligence community? Do you have interest in working in a rapidly growing industry? The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is seeking qualified applicants for its Programs Intern.

The opportunity to apply for this position closes Friday, May 7, 2021.

Annual Report

The USGIF Annual Report highlights the Foundation’s impact and accomplishments in the span of a year. Be sure to download each of the annual reports to see everything USGIF has accomplished over the past few years.

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