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Get a Sneak Peek at GEOINT 2019 - April 23

April 19, 2019

Before gathering for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking at the GEOINT Symposium, USGIF shares what our partners at NGA will be looking for as well as what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2019 at our Sneak Peek event.

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Corner!

Hear from:

  • Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director of Capabilities, NGA
  • William Caniano, Director, Office of Corporate Communications, NGA
  • Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA

See details and register today!

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Congratulations to the GEOINT 2019 Golden Ticket Winners

April 17, 2019

USGIF selected 30 individuals for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals, 35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community, to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2019 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, attendance to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception, and the full Symposium experience.

Read more to see who this year’s winners are.

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Apply for a USGIF 2019 Scholarship

April 15, 2019

USGIF opened its 2019 Scholarship Program! Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying geospatial sciences and related fields.

Scholarships include:

  • Doctorate
  • Graduate
  • Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications
  • Undergraduate
  • RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering
  • Graduating High School Senior

See details about each scholarship.


The deadline to apply is May 15.

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Hear from Tara Bradburn at GEOINTeraction Tuesday May 14

April 4, 2019

The pleasure of your company is requested at the next GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event May 14, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Maggiano’s inside Tysons Galleria. Our guest speaker will be Tara Bradburn, Senior Lead, Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Augmentation (AAA), NGA.

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

Learn more & register today.

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Come Work for the Foundation You Love

March 29, 2019

USGIF is looking for GEOINT professionals who have a passion in geography or the geospatial industry. Open positions include GEOINT Education & Professional Development Coordinator, Membership Services Manager, Editorial Intern, and Programs Intern.

Learn More & Apply today!

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USGIF Participates in AAG Meeting April 3-7

March 27, 2019

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. The meeting and events will take place in Washington DC. USGIF would like to invite you to the following sessions featuring are very own exceptional staff.

Thursday, April 4

Friday, April 5

USGIF will also be exhibiting at booth 415 April 4-6. Be sure to stop by.

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NGA Launches MagQuest Challenge

March 21, 2019

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) launched MagQuest, a $1.2 million global open innovation challenge. NGA calls upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for the World Magnetic Model (WMM).

This open innovation challenge is designed to attract new ideas to increase the efficiency, reliability, and sustainability of geomagnetic data collection. With MagQuest, NGA aims to inspire domestic and international solvers to apply their expertise to spaceborne, aerial, terrestrial, and other potential solution areas. Solvers from small businesses, academic institutions, labs, startups, and other organizations are encouraged to enter the competition.

Learn more and sign up to participate. The deadline to submit a concept is by May 16.

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New Essentials Certification Pilot Exam Testers Wanted

March 21, 2019

Are you a young GEOINT professional in the Washington, DC region looking for opportunities to demonstrate the breadth of your GEOINT technical expertise and distinguish yourself from your professional peers? USGIF has a great opportunity for you to test your foundational knowledge of Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis, GIS & Analysis Tools, Geospatial Data Management, and Data Visualization. Join other young GEOINT professionals by registering for free for the pilot of USGIF’s newest certification exam, The Essentials!

The Essentials Pilot Exam is free and will take place April 1st – April 19th, and be hosted at Global Skills Exchange (GSX), 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. GSX will offer one (1) test session each day from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in this opportunity to contribute to the future of young GEOINT professionals, please complete the following registration form. Registration will close on Monday, March 25th.

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USGIF Members Attend GovSummit Free March 26

March 20, 2019

One powerful day of big ideas in tech and location for the public sector.

USGIF members and community may attend Mapbox’s inaugural GovSummit – a one-day event created to elevate big ideas and celebrate innovators for free on March 26. Join Mapbox at the The Woolly Mammoth Theatre from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a networking event to follow. The agenda is packed with success stories, actionable insights, and expert commentary from the public and private sectors.

Register today for free by using code 19GovSummit100PW.

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GEOINT 2019 YPG Golden Ticket Program Closes 3/20

March 19, 2019

Each year, USGIF offers the YPG Golden Ticket Program as an opportunity for young professionals to win an exclusive opportunity to the GEOINT Symposium to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT world in a personal setting.

This year USGIF is selecting 30 young professionals for the YPG Golden Ticket Program to attend the GEOINT 2019 Symposium, June 2-5, in San Antonio, Texas. The program includes private networking events, luncheons with government and industry seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception among other opportunities.

Deadline: Wednesday, March 20.

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