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USGIF Announces 2018 GEOINT Community Week Events

October 18, 2018

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is excited to announce a variety of events taking place November 12 through 17 as part of its 2018 GEOINT Community Week. USGIF’s annual GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) communities for a week of workshops, educational outreach, forward-looking discussion, networking opportunities, and celebration.

“Following record-setting attendance at USGIF’s recent series of events in St. Louis, Mo., we’re excited to offer a rich and diverse, week-long set of programs, culminating with the GEOGala, the annual celebration of our extended GEOINT Community,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback.

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Machine Learning Meets GEOINT Nov. 13-14

October 16, 2018

Don’t miss the chance to explore the rapidly evolving and disruptive technology of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Nov. 13-14 at NGA Campus East. Hear from government, industry, and academia on current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence. Day two requires a TS/SCI REL FVEY clearance, which must be passed no later than Nov. 6.


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Call for Panelists: Reverse Industry Day

October 9, 2018

On Monday, November 19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) & USGIF’s NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) will host a Reverse Industry Day event. The event is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Allder Auditorium at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. Participation in this event requires USGIF individual or organizational membership.

The NAWG is currently seeking panelists to participate in the Reverse Industry Day. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 19. Registration for the event will open to members-only in the coming weeks.

Click here for details regarding the panel format, topics, how to apply, and whom to contact with any questions.

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USGIF Hosts Annual GEOAcademic Summit

October 9, 2018

On September 28-29, USGIF hosted the GEOAcademic Summit at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. to engage representatives from its academic programs in conversations with government and industry. The GEOAcademic Summit is a two-day, invite-only event that gathered about 50 individuals representing 26 universities as well as leadership from government and the geospatial industry.

Representatives from USGIF’s 16 accredited schools, along with USGIF academic partners and members, listened to briefings from industry and government on programs and resources to assist with their GEOINT program needs. Attendees also participated in roundtable discussions on various themes to collaborate on where they think these topics are going in the future and how to implement in USGIF’s current initiatives.

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GEOINT Community Week Nov. 12-17

October 5, 2018

Join USGIF for its 2018 GEOINT Community Week Nov. 12-17 in Northern Virginia and beyond! GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and geospatial communities at-large for a week of briefings, educational sessions, workshops, technology exhibits, and networking opportunities.

GCW events include a Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop
(Nov. 13-14), GEOINTeraction Tuesday (Nov. 13), GIS Day (Nov. 14), Geography 2050 (Nov. 15-16), and GEOGala (Nov. 17).

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USGIF Launches Third Annual EdGEOcation Giving Campaign

October 1, 2018

USGIF announces the launch of its third annual EdGEOcation Giving Campaign, with the goal to raise funding and awareness for the Foundation’s K-12 educational outreach program. USGIF aims to generate $15,000 in donations by Jan. 11.

USGIF launched its first giving campaign in 2016 and has since raised nearly $25,000 for its K-12 initiatives, which include:

• Awarding scholarships to high school students
• Providing science fair prize money for high school competitions
• Printing “Portable Planet,” an interactive 35-by-26-foot map of North America that is now available for educational use at schools and community events
• Sharing USGIF’s “Introduction to GEOINT” presentation with 1,300 students and counting
• Welcoming Tampa area students to the GEOINT 2018 Symposium for a variety of STEM activities and career exploration opportunities. See video!

Visit to learn more about the EdGEOcation Giving Campaign or to make a donation.

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USGIF Releases Report on Geospatial Intelligence & Community Resilience

September 21, 2018

USGIF recently released a new report titled Building Resilient Communities Through Geospatial Intelligence.

Resilient communities withstand and resist unfavorable change imposed by emergencies in a manner that minimizes loss and hastens an expedient and full recovery. This may be construed as encompassing the full life cycle of emergency management. Resilient communities must assess risk and plan for adverse events, take affirmative steps to mitigate threats, respond appropriately when the crisis is at hand, and efficiently deploy resources for recovery.

Geospatial intelligence has emerged as a uniquely valuable tool for disaster management, demonstrating tangible benefits toward enhancing capabilities and infrastructure in the advent of more frequent, increasingly catastrophic disasters. Geospatial intelligence technologies and applications are rapidly proliferating, becoming more readily available, strengthening overall resilience, and enabling the next generation of public safety professionals.

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

September 13, 2018

USGIF will host a unique series of events Oct. 15-17 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.

On Oct. 16, USGIF will host an unclassified Geospatial Gateway Forum at T-REX, featuring a keynote address and Q&A with NGA Director Robert Cardillo as well as an N2W update and panel discussions on commercial GEOINT, smart cities, and St. Louis-based innovation. A variety of speakers from industry, federal, and local government are scheduled to participate. The day will also include industry flash talks, student demos, and multiple networking opportunities.

On Oct. 17, the Foundation will hold a classified NGA Tech Showcase at the agency’s western campus in St. Louis. The agenda will include remarks by NGA West Executive Brett Markham as well as technology demonstrations, tours of the NGA Operations Center and museum, and networking breaks. Attendance Oct. 17 requires a TS//SI//TK/REL FVEY clearance, which must be passed no later than Oct. 10. Complete agenda and registration information for the Geospatial Gateway Forum and NGA Tech Showcase may be found here.

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Join USGIF for STEMulate St. Louis October 17

September 12, 2018

Join USGIF October 17th from 4:00-7:00PM for our STEMulate St. Louis event 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, a thermal imaging camera, and a STEM Career Panel.

RSVP to attend

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Hear from NGA Director Robert Cardillo at Tech Showcase West

September 11, 2018

Experience the geospatial hub of the Midwest at Tech Showcase West, Oct. 16-17, in St. Louis!

Tech Showcase West is an annual two-day event offering the unique opportunity to see the innovative work happening in the St. Louis region. Join us for an unclassified day at the T-REX Technology Incubator on Oct. 16 and a classified day (TS//SI//TK//REL FVEY) at NGA Campus West on Oct. 17.


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