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USGIF Awards Program Deadline Feb. 6

January 16, 2020

USGIF’s 2020 Awards Program is now open and accepting applications. The program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the GEOINT tradecraft’s brightest minds and innovative organizations. Categories include achievement in academia, community support, government, industry, and military.

Applications are due no later than Feb. 6.

Learn more about the program and apply

See our list of past winners.

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Join the GEOINT 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Competition!

January 14, 2020

USGIF and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) bring you the inaugural GEOINT 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Competition, an opportunity to demonstrate best practices in data discovery and alignment addressing mission problems through visualization, discovering needles in needle stacks, data sharing, and interoperability. Deadline to sign-up is Tuesday, January 21.

The competition will include a first round on Feb. 4 with a final round at the GEOINT 2020 Symposium in April. Winner to be named the GEOINT 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Champion.

Download the flyer for details

Must be a USGIFor OGC Organizational Member to participate.

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GEOINT 2020 Golden Ticket Program Deadline Feb. 13

January 13, 2020

Are you a young professional interested in attending the GEOINT 2020 Symposium April 26-29 in Tampa, FL? Consider applying for the GEOINT 2020 Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program! The program offers young professionals working in the GEOINT Community an opportunity to win complimentary registration to the Symposium and participate in an exclusive agenda that includes mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders and much more.

Deadline to Apply: Feb. 13

See Golden Ticket guidelines and apply today!

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Let's Talk Commercial GEOINT - Feb. 25-26

January 8, 2020

What do today’s non-traditional commercial data and analytic capabilities look like and how can the community better solve national security issues through advancing the GEOINT tradecraft? Join us Feb. 25-26 for a two-day discussion focused on how commercial GEOINT is helping open the aperture.

View Day 1 unclassified & Day 2 classified agendas.


Registration will close and clearances must be passed by Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Non-U.S. Citizens must register by Friday, Jan. 24.

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Upcoming CGP Testing Dates in Jan., Feb., and March

January 8, 2020

Interested in earning a professional GEOINT certification? USGIF is offering individuals the opportunity to take exams under its Certified GEOINT Professional Certification program Jan. 17, Feb. 7, and March 13 at the Foundation’s Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va and T-Kartor offices at The Globe Building in St. Louis, MO.

Exams include the newly introduced Essentials (CGP-E), Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R), and Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D). USGIF will also offer a free pilot exam for its recently updated GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G) certification on these testing dates. Testing will take place each day from 3 to 6 p.m. Seats are limited.

To sign up for an exam, please contact

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USGIF Geospatial Job Fair - Jan. 7

January 6, 2020

Looking for a job in the geospatial community or are you a company currently hiring? Take part in USGIF’s Geospatial Job Fair Jan. 7 at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, VA.

Register for free to attend.

Companies can download the job fair application for participation.

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USGIF Releases 2020 Organizational Prospectus

December 18, 2019

USGIF is excited to release its first annual Organizational Prospectus for 2020. This document outlines the myriad ways in which your organization can maximize its ROI and engage with the Foundation in 2020. Opportunities such as membership, events, rental of the Trajectory Event Center, advertising in trajectory magazine and professional development are listed with applicable dates and locations.

Download the USGIF 2020 Organizational Prospectus

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Certified GEOINT Professional Testing Platform Discontinued

November 20, 2019

Over the last three years, USGIF has partnered with Assessment Systems to use their trusted certification and testing platform, Certifior. Certifior provided candidates the ability to register, pay, and schedule an exam at a testing center within their testing center network. Assessment Systems announced that Certifior is being discontinued at the end of the year, and it will no longer be available.

USGIF will no longer be taking any registrations in Certifior effective Nov. 20, 2019. Individuals who currently have an active account in Certifior will have until December 13 to take the exams they registered for using the network of testing centers. After December 13th, testing at Certifior’s network of testing centers will no longer be available.

USGIF is happy to announce that its Trajectory Event Center (TEC), located in Herndon, VA, is now administering the Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) Program exams on a scheduled basis. Each testing event will be marketed on the website. If you have questions please email Click here if interested in taking an exam.

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GEOINT 2020 Symposium Training Call: Due Nov. 22

November 20, 2019

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2020 Symposium, April 26-29 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

USGIF individual or organizational members, and collegiate accredited programs designated representatives may apply to present a two-hour class related to global GEOINT topics with a focus on human security and national or homeland security.*

The purpose of these training sessions is for geospatial intelligence subject matter experts to provide updates on new topics, applications, technology, policy, and tradecraft. All training sessions are learning opportunities for attendees. Certificates of Participation will be awarded this year upon USGIF verification of actual attendance.


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USGIF Scholarship Program Now Open

November 4, 2019

As a way to assist students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields, USGIF offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

The 2020 Scholarship Program is open and now accepting applications. The Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.

Learn more and apply today!

The deadline to apply is May 15. If you are submitting an application for the Stu Shea Scholarship the deadline is Feb. 28.

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