Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee

The Tradecraft and Professional Development Committee (TC&PDC) is charted to increase USGIF’s support to an increasingly diverse GEOINT analysis and production community. The TC&PDC advises the USGIF regarding the GEOINT tradecraft and profession, seeking to foster strong professional ethics and to advance the effectiveness of GEOINT practitioners across government, industry, and academia.

TC&PDC advises the USGIF on the current and future technical developments related to tradecraft as well as best practices, standards, and evolution in GEOINT professionalization. While the primary focus is GEOINT, TC&PDC recognizes the importance of diversity and innovation in implementing GEOINT-related practices throughout the government, public, private, and educational sectors.

TC&PDC seeks to develop and enhance professional relationships across the spectrum of geospatial-related activities through outreach events, education, and certification standards development. Working with the USGIF Certification Government Board, the Academic Planning Committee, and serving as a liaison among the USGIF Working Groups, TC&PDC facilitates USGIF outreach and engagement with colleges, universities, research labs, industry and government partners to foster cooperation and collaboration on education, training, and professional development activities.

The committee meets the third Friday of every month.

Chairman: Steven Thomas

Co-Chairman: Dr. Bradley Matthew Battista

If you are interested in participating in this working group, please contact TCPDC@usgif.org.

Past Meetings

Meeting Notes for March 2020

Meeting Notes for February 2020

Meeting Notes for January 2020

Meeting Notes for December 2019

Meeting Notes for November 2019

Meeting Notes for October 2019

Meeting Notes for September 2019

Meeting Notes for August 2019

Meeting Notes for July 2019

Meeting Notes for May 2019

Meeting Notes for April 2019

Meeting Notes for March 2019

Meeting Notes for February 2019

Meeting Notes for January 2019

Meeting Notes for September 2018

Meeting Notes for July 2018 & NGA Top 20 List of Acquisition Challenges with Industry

Meeting Notes for April 2018

Meeting Notes for March 2018

Meeting Notes for February 2018

Meeting Notes for January 2018

Meeting Notes for December 2017

Meeting Notes for November 2017

Meeting Notes for September 2017

Meeting Notes for August 2017

Meeting Notes for July 2017

Meeting Notes for June 2017

Resources

Recruiter’s Quick Guide to GEOINT Professionals