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.


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.


Our Team

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Lauren Est

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Mariam Ghaussy, CMP, CEM

Senior Director of Events & Governance

Alicia Jackson

Membership Services Manager

Camelia M. Kantor, Ph.D.

Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professional Development

Christine MacKrell, M.S.

Education and Professional Development Manager

Ame Petry

Meetings and Events Manager

Shai Sobrino

Director of Business Operations

Board of Directors

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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