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Get a Sneak Peek at GEOINT 2020 - March 31

February 21, 2020

Before gathering for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking at the GEOINT 2020 Symposium, USGIF and NGA will share what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2020. Please join us at our Sneak Peek event as Mark Munsell provides a preview of NGA key technology needs to be highlighted at this year’s event.

Don’t miss this breakfast event on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 a.m. at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va.

Hear from:

  • Ronda Schrenk, VP of Programs, USGIF
  • Mark Munsell, Chief Technology Officer, NGA

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Hear from NGA's Director of Research March 10

February 19, 2020

The pleasure of your company is requested at the next GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event March 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, VA.. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Daniell, Director, Research, NGA.

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

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USGIF Now Accepting Proposals for GEOINT 2020 Lightning Talks

February 14, 2020

Lightning Talks are an opportunity to collaborate and educate colleagues on topics relevant to the GEOINT 2020 theme: “New Decade, Challenges, and Strategies.” GEOINT 2020 will take place April 26-29, in Tampa, Florida. Lightning Talks are 6 minutes in length. The talks will take place from 2 to 4 p.m., April 27 and 28. Lightning Talks should focus on GEOINT applications performed by scientists, academics, analysts, or other community professionals. Visuals, demos, and graphics are strongly encouraged, but should avoid charts that contain so much information that the type font has to be very small.

USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, and Academic Partners/Accredited School representatives are invited to submit Lightning Talk proposals. Authors of the accepted proposals will be expected to register for the event. Submissions imply a commitment to attend the GEOINT Symposium if selected. Marketing pitches are not acceptable and will be disregarded during the proposal review process.

Proposals will be reviewed by a Review Committee and a limited number of proposals will be accepted, with priority given to interesting, creative, and practical ideas directly related to the main themes of the Symposium.

All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5 p.m. EST March 3.

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

February 13, 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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Use Your GI Bill to Become a Certified GEOINT Professional

February 10, 2020

USGIF Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) Program exams are now eligible to veterans and other eligible persons under the Montgomery GI Bill as approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veteran Services under Sec. 122. Those eligible are available to receive Veterans Affairs education benefits for payment for licensing or certification tests.

While voluntary, professional certifications are frequently sought after and can help you get, keep, or advance in a job. USGIF values veterans and recognizes that transition from military service should bring new professional opportunities. We recognize the value veterans add to the GEOINT (and any other) workplace, and their specific skillset, so we have embraced the strategic opportunity to certify veterans and help create a pathway into our membership workforce.


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USGIF Accredits Two New Universities’ GEOINT Programs

February 10, 2020

USGIF is pleased to announce its accreditation of Saint Louis University (SLU) in St. Louis, Mo., and Johns Hopkins University (JHU) at their Washington, D.C. campus, under its Collegiate Accreditation Program. Additionally, the University of Missouri at Columbia (MU) renewed their accreditation with the Foundation. This brings the total of USGIF-accredited colleges and universities to 18, the most the Foundation has had since its inception.

“USGIF believes strongly in developing and supporting communities where faculty, students, practitioners, and commercial entities can come together to learn from each other and exchange ideas, knowledge, expertise, tools, and data,” said Dr. Camelia Kantor, USGIF Vice President of Academic Affairs. “By adding two very reputable U.S.-based universities—Johns Hopkins University and St. Louis University—we continue to expand our group of select institutions committed to geospatial intelligence.”

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USGIF and OGC Host Inaugural Innovation Tradecraft Competition

February 7, 2020

USGIF and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) co-hosted an inaugural GEOINT 2020 Innovation Tradecraft Competition on Feb. 4, at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va.

The first round featured 17 presentations demonstrating best practices in data discovery and alignment to address mission problems. Participating organizations included AGI, Cesium, Deloitte, Esri, General Dynamics Mission Systems, HawkEye 360, L3Harris Technologies, Northrup Grumman, Omni Sci, Orbital Insight, Pixia, Presagis, Sandia National Laboratories, Skyris, and Tableau.

As a result of this first round competition, Cesium, Deloitte, HawkEye 360, and Sandia National Laboratories were selected as the four finalists, with Pixia and Presagis being the runners up. The finalists will present on the main stage at the GEOINT 2020 Symposium and a winner will be announced by live audience vote. Pixia and Presagis, will present their work in the Innovation Corner in the GEOINT 2020 Exhibit Hall.

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GEOINT 2020 Golden Ticket Program Deadline Feb. 13

February 7, 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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USGIF Awards Program Deadline Feb. 6

February 3, 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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GEOINT 2020 Registration and Housing Now Open

January 21, 2020

Registration and housing are now open for GEOINT 2020 Symposium attendees! Make sure to book your hotel room and take advantage of early bird discounts when you register.

The early bird registration rate ends Jan. 28.

All official GEOINT 2020 hotels are conveniently located within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center, and are only available through our website and our registration partner SPARGO.

USGIF is also offering discounted flights to Tampa through United Airlines and Delta Airlines.



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