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STEMulate St. Louis Oct. 9

September 18, 2019

Join USGIF October 9 from 4:00-7:00PM for our STEMulate St. Louis event at the Chaifetz School of Business 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, virtual related headsets, computer programming demos, and much more!

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

September 17, 2019

USGIF will host a robust series of events Oct. 7-9 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.

“We are so excited to host this expanded event,” said USGIF Vice President of Programs Ronda Schrenk. “The St. Louis area geospatial community is growing by leaps and bounds. You can’t help but feel the energy. The Geospatial Gateway Forum will feature much of the work that is being done in this region by people who live and work here. And we’ll endeavor to highlight the depth and breadth of the ever-expanding GEOINT discipline.”

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Small Sats: Commercial Space Policy Breakfast

September 16, 2019

Please join USGIF and our Small Satellite Working Group Sept. 24 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for a robust breakfast discussion focused on advances in commercial space policy. As a follow-up to the two-day Small Satellite Workshop earlier this year, guest speakers will focus on federal government commercial space cybersecurity policy and space commerce policy.

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Trajectory Event Center Open House Sept. 19

September 13, 2019

We invite you to stop by to view our new, beautiful facility, Thursday, September 19, 2019, between 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.

USGIF recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center, in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.

Trajectory Event Center
13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150
Herndon, VA 20171

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First Annual GEOINTegration Summit Sept. 27-28

September 12, 2019

Join USGIF for its first annual GEOINTegration Summit, a two-day event focused on GEOINT workforce development, the alignment of GEOINT curriculum with government and industry competencies, and strengthening academic partnerships. Due to the often classified nature of the intelligence profession, the GEOINT tradecraft has limited accessibility to the academic community —hence this year’s theme, “From the Classroom to the SCIF.”

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Disaster Response Workshop: How GEOINT Makes an Impact

September 9, 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 16
8:30 -11:30 a.m.
Esri, 8615 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, VA 22182

YPG presents this workshop as a way to discuss how GEOINT is necessary to disaster and humanitarian planning and response. FEMA Geospatial Information Officer Chris Vaughan will discuss how GEOINT was used in the agency’s anticipation and/or response to a natural disaster.

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Call for Volunteer Subject Matter Experts!

August 19, 2019

USGIF’s Certification Governance Board is undergoing a restructuring process through the end of 2019. In preparation for this reorganization, USGIF seeks individuals interested in advancing GEOINT as a discipline. The Foundation is seeking volunteer SMEs as Keepers of the GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) and Quizmasters.

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Delta State University Earns USGIF Collegiate Accreditation

August 15, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has earned USGIF Collegiate Accreditation for its Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence (GAI) bachelor of applied science program. Delta State is the first undergraduate degree program to achieve USGIF accreditation, bringing the total number of colleges and universities the Foundation has accredited to 18.

The BAS-GAI degree can be earned on-campus or online and is offered through Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies.

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USGIF Opens State-of-the Art Trajectory Event Center

August 14, 2019

USGIF recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center, in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.

Featuring flexible meeting spaces for up to 300 people, cutting-edge audio-visual technology, and live streaming capabilities, the TEC is an ideal location to host corporate events, training sessions, sales meetings, product launches, receptions, table-top exhibits, hack-a-thons, and much more.

Anyone interested in viewing or potentially hosting an event at the new space is invited to stop by the TEC Open House from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at 13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150, Herndon, VA, 20171.

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USGIF Awards Highest Amount of Scholarship Funds to Date

August 7, 2019

USGIF recently awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying GEOINT and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF has distributed to date, thanks to the contributions of USGIF Organizational Members. Since the USGIF Scholarship Program began in 2004, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to students with aspirations in GEOINT.

USGIF offers $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding doctoral candidates, graduate students, and undergraduate students as well as $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Accompanying the USGIF awards are three scholarships funded entirely by USGIF Organizational Members Dun & Bradstreet, Riverside Research, and RGi.

Click below to learn more and to view the full list of this year’s scholarship recipients.

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