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Delta State University Earns USGIF Collegiate Accreditation

August 15, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has earned USGIF Collegiate Accreditation for its Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence (GAI) bachelor of applied science program. Delta State is the first undergraduate degree program to achieve USGIF accreditation, bringing the total number of colleges and universities the Foundation has accredited to 18.

The BAS-GAI degree can be earned on-campus or online and is offered through Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies.

“Accreditation of our degree program signals the formal birth of a new academic discipline: Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence,” said Talbot Brooks, Director of Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies. “GEOINT was bundled up under geography and related disciplines for too long and its emergence as a discipline is overdue. Seeking both regional and professional accreditation was a long and difficult path, but we are glad to be the first and are committed to forever being the best.”

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USGIF Opens State-of-the Art Trajectory Event Center

August 14, 2019

USGIF recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center, in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.

Featuring flexible meeting spaces for up to 300 people, cutting-edge audio-visual technology, and live streaming capabilities, the TEC is an ideal location to host corporate events, training sessions, sales meetings, product launches, receptions, table-top exhibits, hack-a-thons, and much more.

Anyone interested in viewing or potentially hosting an event at the new space is invited to stop by the TEC Open House from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at 13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150, Herndon, VA, 20171.

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USGIF Awards Highest Amount of Scholarship Funds to Date

August 7, 2019

USGIF recently awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying GEOINT and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF has distributed to date, thanks to the contributions of USGIF Organizational Members. Since the USGIF Scholarship Program began in 2004, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to students with aspirations in GEOINT.

USGIF offers $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding doctoral candidates, graduate students, and undergraduate students as well as $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Accompanying the USGIF awards are three scholarships funded entirely by USGIF Organizational Members Dun & Bradstreet, Riverside Research, and RGi.

Click below to learn more and to view the full list of this year’s scholarship recipients.

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First Annual GEOINTegration Summit Sept. 27-28

August 1, 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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USGIF Working Group Summit - Aug. 27

July 23, 2019

USGIF invites you to participate in the first annual USGIF Working Group Summit, Aug. 27, at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va.

This event is an opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s efforts across its many working groups and to help chart the way ahead! The day will include breakfast, a keynote by ODNI’s Zach Jett and Dr. Roy Pattis, flash talks from each of the working group co-chairs, and other discussions.

Check out the agenda!


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Organizational Training & Professional Certification Offer

July 22, 2019

USGIF is offering organizations the opportunity to save up to 80% off individual registrations by training and/or certifying 15-25 employees at once through the USGIF Professional Certification Program. Employees have the chance to be certified in one or more of the areas identified in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK), to include:

  • Certified GEOINT Professional- GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D™)

Organizations must sign up no later than November 8, 2019.


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Acquisitions 101 - July 31

July 22, 2019

Join USGIF’s Young Professionals Group for the third session in our Acquisitions 101 series, which provides introductory lessons in acquisitions.

Keith Barber from Thermopylae Sciences + Technology and Nick Buck from Buck Consulting Group will lead a discussion on acquisition cost and how rates are built, what everyone should know, and how doing so works in the geospatial community. Networking reception to follow. This event is open to anyone interested in acquisitions to attend.


  • USGIF Members: Free
  • USGIF Non-Members: $35


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Hear from NGA's Sandra Auchter at GEOINTeraction Tuesday July 23

July 22, 2019

USGIF is hosting GEOINTeraction Tuesday, July 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at The View of DC in Arlington, VA.

GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director for Capabilities at NGA.


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USGIF Collaborates with John Champe High School Students

July 3, 2019

Back in February, USGIF teamed up with John Champe High School in Aldie, Va. to assist in a research project that focused on identifying pollutants in Loudoun County. Working with juniors and seniors in AP environmental science and computer science, USGIF gave students an overview of GEOINT and brought in volunteers from Esri to help them visualize their projects by using Esri’s StoryMaps.

Check out the video to get an in depth look at the project-based learning (PBL) project!

John Champe Pollution Story Maps from LCPS-TV on Vimeo.

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USGIF Has Officially Moved

June 18, 2019

Effective Monday, June 17, USGIF has a new home! Located just around the corner from our previous location, the new office is located at 13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 100, Herndon VA 20171.

Please bear with us as we sort out technical delays with our internet and phone systems.

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