Committees & Working Groups

USGIF is governed by four member-made and directed committees. These committees make decisions regarding all USGIF events, as well as the Scholarship Program, Geospatial Certificate Program and Awards Program.

There are several USGIF working groups as well, made up of members for various needs and interests across the community.

Volunteer Representatives

Are you an employee of a USGIF Organizational Member? You are eligible to become a Volunteer Representative at no additional cost!

Volunteer Representatives are able to participate in USGIF committees and working groups on behalf of their organization. In order to receive discounts to attend USGIF events or have access to members-only events, volunteer representatives must join as an individual member. Sign up as a volunteer representative or join as an individual member in the USGIF Online Store. For questions about joining a USGIF Working Group, please contact

Please Note: Volunteer Representatives must enroll using a work email address, as this email address will be used to verify employment with the USGIF Organizational Member. Additionally, Volunteer Representatives DO NOT receive membership benefits.


Academic Advisory Board & Academic Planning Committee
Outreach Committee
Technical Committee
Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee

Active Working Groups

Commercial GEOINT Working Group
Geospatial and Remote Sensing Law Working Group
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Working Group
Modeling, Simulation & Gaming Working Group
NGA Advisory Working Group
NRO Industry Advisory Working Group
Small Business Advisory Working Group
St. Louis Area Working Group
Young Professionals Working Group

Inactive Working Groups

Activity-Based Intelligence Working Group
Analytic Modernization Working Group
Africa Working Group
Commercial Electro Optical Imagery Working Group
Commercial SAR Satellite Working Group
Innovation Task Force