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Call for Abstracts: 2019 State and Future of GEOINT Report

June 19, 2018

Position yourself as a thought leader and contribute to USGIF’s annual State and Future of GEOINT Report. This report would not be possible without volunteer authors from government, industry, and academia dedicating their time and thought leadership.

To pitch an article for consideration, send a 1-page Word document with an article title, abstract, and the names, titles, and contact information of at least 3 authors to SFOG@usgif.org by Friday, June 29. Each writing team should represent a minimum of three organizations.

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USGIF Announces New trajectoryXyzt Event

June 14, 2018

USGIF recently announced an upcoming inaugural event, dubbed trajectoryXyzt, which will be the first ever conference about the commercial applications of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). The Foundation is creating trajectoryXyzt in response to the rapid emergence of multiple technologies enabling GEOINT in the commercial space. The event will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif., September 19 and 20.

Thought leaders and executives representing both producers and consumers of GEOINT will offer keynote presentations and panels followed by rich, interactive discussions formatted to provide face-to-face engagement, allowing participants to pursue their specific topics of interest.

Confirmed trajectoryXyzt speakers to date include:
• Dr. Sarah Battersby, research manager with Tableau Software
• Bo Ewald, president of D-Wave International
• Shahin Farshchi, partner at Lux Capital
Auren Hoffman, CEO of SafeGraph
• Dr. Martin Hofmann, CIO of Volkswagen (invited)
Jeff Jonas, former IBM fellow and founder and chief scientist at Senzing
• Kevin O’Brien, chief business officer, Orbital Insight
Robbie Schingler, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Planet
• Dr. Walter Scott, founder of DigitalGlobe and CTO at Maxar
• Jackie Space, co-founder of BMNT
• Melanie Stricklan, CTO and co-founder of Slingshot Aerospace
• Alyssa Wright, business development and partnerships, FOAM
• Janine Yoong, vice president of business development, Mapillary

More details as well as exhibitor and sponsorship information are available at trajectoryXyzt.com. Registration will open in the coming weeks.

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YPG Third Thursday - June 21

June 12, 2018

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is hosting its Third Thursday casual networking event June 21 5:30PM-7:00PM at Tysons Biergarten. No RSVP necessary.

Unlike other YPG events, this is more of an informal, drop-in gathering, but serves as another way for young GEOINT professionals to grow their network by way of good old-fashioned conversation. This event occurs the third Thursday of each month. We’ll rotate to various venues in an effort to accommodate a wide range of young professionals.

We hope to see you there!

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2018 STEM Showcase: Celebrating Fearless Women in STEM

June 7, 2018

On June 9, USGIF and its volunteers are exhibiting at Altamira’s STEM Showcase at the Dayton Regional STEM School in Dayton, OH to help promote STEM career fields for the younger generation. USGIF will talk to students about GEOINT and offer fun activities in satellite imagery analysis.

This family fun event is free and open to the public. Learn more and register to attend.

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USGIF Partners with Boundless to Provide Educational Opportunities for GEOINT Community

May 30, 2018

USGIF is pleased to announce it has partnered with Boundless, a USGIF Organizational Member, to collaborate on educational initiatives in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) Community as well as to offer open-source resources to colleges and universities under the Foundation’s Collegiate Accreditation Program.

USGIF and Boundless are dedicated to supporting each other’s educational missions through events and educational programming. Boundless will provide an educational support package to four online-only, USGIF-accredited GEOINT programs. Additionally, Boundless and USGIF will provide all 14 USGIF-accredited colleges and universities with access to Boundless data and training guides to complement Boundless software and support open-source learning.

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USGIF Volunteers at GeoPlunge - May 30

May 22, 2018

USGIF staff and USGIF’s Young Professionals Group will assist with GeoPlunge tournament May 30 8:30AM-2:30PM in Washington DC. GeoPlunge is a geography-based card game where K-12 students engage in a team-oriented and educational competition while testing their knowledge about the United States to get them excited about geography.

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May GEOINTeraction Tuesday Recap

May 18, 2018

Jim Long, Deputy Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s GEOINT Services Office, recently gave an update on his office’s progress since it was formalized in 2017. Speaking on May 8 at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event hosted by Tesla Government, Long said GEOINT Services is looking to small teams of developers with geospatial experience to help the Intelligence Community achieve modernization.

Read the full recap from trajectory magazine.

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Final Hours: Do More 24

May 17, 2018

Do More 24 is an annual 24-hour online fundraiser running May 17 at noon EST to May 18 at noon EST. Do More 24 is powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, supporting 700 participating nonprofits in the D.C. area.

This 24-hour period is a great way to show your support for USGIF’s K-12 Program and give back to the profession you love outside the giving season.

DONATE TODAY

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Casual Networking at YPG Third Thursday - May 17

May 14, 2018

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is hosting its Third Thursday casual networking event May 17 5:30PM-7:00PM at Barrel & Bushel in Tysons, VA. No RSVP necessary.

Unlike other YPG events, this is more of an informal, drop-in gathering, but serves as another way for young GEOINT professionals to grow their network by way of good old-fashioned conversation. This event occurs the third Thursday of each month. We’ll rotate to various venues in an effort to accommodate a wide range of young professionals.

We hope to see you there!

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2017 Annual Report Available for Download

May 11, 2018

The USGIF Annual Report highlights the Foundation’s impact and accomplishments in the span of a year and is now available for download. The report covers statistics on the Foundation’s events, programming, and achievements in 2017 and is a great way to learn more about our organization.

Read and download the 2017 Annual Report

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