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USGIF Announces 2024 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award Recipient

July 8, 2024

Congratulations to Christopher Ramos, Founder of Warrior’s Garden Solutions Herndon, Va., (July 3, 2024) – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced that Christopher Ramos is the 2024 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award recipient. The announcement took place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Innovation Hub during the 2024 GEOINT Symposium. Dr. Todd…

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USGIF Announces Four New Board Members for 2024

June 26, 2024

The newly elected board members are: Craig Abod, Patrick Cozzi, Jenny McGee, and Rob Zuppert.    Herndon, Va., (June 26, 2024) The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce four new members who have been elected to its Board of Directors. The new board members are Craig Abod, Patrick Cozzi, Jenny McGee, and…

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USGIF and Black Cape Announce New Recurring Scholarship

June 10, 2024

Herndon, Va (June 10, 2024) The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation and Black Cape are pleased to announce a new multi-year scholarship, the Black Cape Scholarship for Women in Geospatial Intelligence.  Each summer the scholarship will be awarded to one female student studying geospatial, geography, geospatial technology, or a related field at the undergraduate level…

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South Dakota State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Earn USGIF Collegiate Accreditation

May 30, 2024

USGIF is pleased to announce two new collegiate GEOINT program accreditations: South Dakota State University and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Herndon, Va (May 29, 2024) The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is pleased to announce the accreditation of two new collegiate programs. Accreditation for the undergraduate certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) has been granted…

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General Session Highlights from GEOINT 2024 Day 3: Strength Through Modernization and Transformation

May 9, 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of national security and digital modernization, the DoD is adapting to emerging challenges and harnessing cutting-edge technologies, said the Honorable John Sherman, DoD CIO, during his keynote address on the last day of GEOINT 2024. “The security environment has evolved over the years,” Sherman said, and as such: “We’re constantly…

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Gov Hub Dispatch #2: Army Geo-Data Fabric and IC Cloud

May 8, 2024

Dan Visone, Acting Director of the Army Geospatial Center (AGC), gave remarks on advancing the Army geospatial enterprise in support of multi-domain operations in the GEOINT 2024 Government Hub Tuesday afternoon.   Visone discussed the Army Geospatial Data Fabric (AGDF), describing it as an enterprise capability on NIPR, SIPR, and JWICS through which the AGC…

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General Session Highlights from GEOINT 2024 Day 2: Collaboration is key

May 8, 2024

The first keynote address of GEOINT 2024 day 2 was delivered by La’Naia Jones, Chief Information Officer and Director of the Information Technology Enterprise at the CIA.   She talked the audience through two “take-home points,” the essentialness of GEOINT to the greater defense and intelligence community, and the necessity to treat intelligence as a…

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Gov Hub Dispatch #1: Intelligence Agencies Chart the Course with Commercial Solutions

May 6, 2024

On May 6, the first day of GEOINT 2024, Pete Muend, Director, Commercial Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and Devin Brande, Director, Commercial Operations, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), hosted a panel discussion at the Government Hub in the exhibit hall on the “Application of Commercial Solutions for GEOINT.”  Muend explained that the NRO…

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Keynote Highlights from GEOINT 2024 Day 1: Securing the Space Domain and Advancing Analytic Standards

May 6, 2024

Space security emerged as a common theme throughout the keynote remarks during the first day of the GEOINT 2024 Symposium in Orlando, Fla. The first Main Stage keynote address was delivered by The Honorable Stacey Dixon, Ph.D., Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence. She began by highlighting how increased access to space has produced both…

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USGIF Announces 2024 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 

May 6, 2024

Kissimmee, Fla., (May 6, 2024)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced today that Kevin M. O’Connell has been named the 2024 Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award winner. USGIF will present O’Connell with the award in recognition of his groundbreaking work developing and advancing the policy framework around commercial space capabilities.    While…

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