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USGIF Offers First Entry-Level Geospatial Intelligence Certification of its Kind

October 23, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce the addition of an entry-level geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) certification to its suite of professional designations. “The Essentials” exam is intended for recent graduates and young professionals in the GEOINT field to demonstrate their knowledge across the foundational competencies outlined in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK).

USGIF is offering two opportunities to take The Essentials exam at its Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va., at a 25% discount.

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Call for Volunteers: Present "Intro to GEOINT" at Your Local School

October 22, 2019

USGIF is looking for volunteers to share our Intro to GEOINT presentation at your local schools during GEOINT Community Week, Nov. 18-22. This is a great way to give back by helping EdGEOcate our future leaders.

We have prepared presentation materials for you that are geared toward upper elementary through lower high school grades and provide an overview of GEOINT—geography, maps, satellites, imagery, remote sensing, GIS, and careers. The presentation takes 45 minutes to one hour and is highly interactive with games, Q&A, stories, videos, and much more.

If you are interested in presenting Intro to GEOINT at your local school, please contact Christine MacKrell at

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USGIF to Offer Professional Certification Testing in November

October 22, 2019

Interested in earning a professional GEOINT certification? USGIF is offering individuals the opportunity to take exams under its professional certification program Nov. 14 and 21 at the Foundation’s Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va.

Testing will take place each day from 3 to 6 p.m. Seats are limited. The deadline to sign up for either testing date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.

To sign up for an exam or boot camp, please contact

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USGIF In Search of CEO

October 14, 2019

USGIF is the leader in bridging industry, government and academia to advance the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and is the only accrediting body in the geospatial intelligence field. We are in search of a CEO. The CEO will have demonstrable community and tradecraft-building skills to advance our mission. Core candidate attributes will include proven organizational leadership, a member-oriented perspective, strategic foresight, and respected stature in the geospatial field. Interested?

Learn more and apply by Friday, Oct. 25.

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Tradecraft Advances through Human Machine Teaming

October 10, 2019

USGIF and its Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Working Group host this annual workshop as a way to discuss current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of AI, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in GEOINT. This year’s programming features a variety of leading experts from DIA, NGA, NRO, ODNI, OUSD, and industry. Join us to explore how these rapidly evolving and disruptive technologies are advancing the GEOINT tradecraft.


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USC Offers First USGIF-Accredited M.S. in Human Security & GEOINT

October 8, 2019

The University of Southern California’s Spatial Sciences Institute has developed and is now offering the first USGIF-accredited Master of Science degree in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence.

This newly accredited degree is in addition to USC’s Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence, which earned USGIF accreditation in 2015. USGIF presented the latest accreditation at its annual GEOINTegration Summit, which was held Sept. 27-28 in Herndon, Va.

“USC is the perfect example of how GEOINT certificate programs can mature, transform, and take on different dimensions—in this case by identifying and capitalizing on the value of human security in GEOINT,” said Dr. Camelia Kantor, USGIF’s Vice President of Academic Affairs. “Building upon a sustainably grown GEOINT Certificate program, USC aims to educate future leaders in location-based analytics by gathering and interpreting relevant data as well as creating and implementing actionable intelligence, all in support of human security.”

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USGIF to Host Geospatial Job Fair in St. Louis for the First Time

October 2, 2019

USGIF will host its GEOINT Community Job Fair in St. Louis, Mo., for the first time on Monday, Oct. 7.

The event, to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the America’s Convention Center Complex, is free for jobseekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the geospatial community. USGIF is also still accepting applications from hiring organizations.

Geospatial talent and jobs have become widely sought in St. Louis more recently as the area evolves into a hub of geospatial innovation. With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Next NGA West campus in development and more industry partners making their mark in the city, geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) has catapulted forward, putting St. Louis on the map for geospatial excellence.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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USGIF to Host Series of Unique Geospatial Intelligence Events in St. Louis

September 30, 2019

USGIF will host a robust series of events Oct. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo., highlighting the region’s vibrant and growing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community.

In the past decade, the St. Louis area has evolved into a hub of geospatial innovation. With the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) Next NGA West (N2W) campus in development and more industry partners making their mark in the city, GEOINT has catapulted forward, putting St. Louis on the map for geospatial excellence.

“We are so excited to host this expanded event,” said USGIF Vice President of Programs Ronda Schrenk. “The St. Louis area geospatial community is growing by leaps and bounds. You can’t help but feel the energy. The Geospatial Gateway Forum will feature much of the work that is being done in this region by people who live and work here. And we’ll endeavor to highlight the depth and breadth of the ever-expanding GEOINT discipline.”

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STEMulate St. Louis Oct. 9

September 27, 2019

Join USGIF October 9 from 4:00-7:00PM for our STEMulate St. Louis event at the Chaifetz School of Business in Cook Hall at Saint Louis University! Come learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) from companies based in St. Louis. This FREE event will have activities for all ages to include giant maps, puzzles, 3D mapping, virtual related headsets, computer programming demos, and much more!

RSVP to attend.

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First Annual GEOINTegration Summit Sept. 27-28

September 24, 2019

Join USGIF for its first annual GEOINTegration Summit, a two-day event focused on GEOINT workforce development, the alignment of GEOINT curriculum with government and industry competencies, and strengthening academic partnerships. Due to the often classified nature of the intelligence profession, the GEOINT tradecraft has limited accessibility to the academic community —hence this year’s theme, “From the Classroom to the SCIF.”

Learn more and register.

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