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USGIF Awards Program Accepting Applications

November 13, 2019

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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USGIF Scholarship Program Now Open

November 4, 2019

As a way to assist students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields, USGIF offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

The 2020 Scholarship Program is open and now accepting applications. The Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.

Learn more and apply today!

The deadline to apply is May 15. If you are submitting an application for the Stu Shea Scholarship the deadline is Feb. 28.

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Reserve Your Ticket to GEOGala

November 1, 2019

Join USGIF for an evening of dinner, dancing, and celebrating the GEOINT Community at the Foundation’s 14th annual black-tie GEOGala in Reston, Va. The evening brings more than 500 leaders from across the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities with USGIF Organizational Members, Individual Members, Foundation partners and their guests.

Industry, contractors, and USGIF Organizational and Individual Members are welcome to purchase individual seats or sponsor tables.

Register to attend!

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GEOINT 2020 Symposium Training Call: Due Nov. 22

October 31, 2019

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2020 Symposium, April 26-29 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

USGIF individual or organizational members, and collegiate accredited programs designated representatives may apply to present a two-hour class related to global GEOINT topics with a focus on human security and national or homeland security.*

The purpose of these training sessions is for geospatial intelligence subject matter experts to provide updates on new topics, applications, technology, policy, and tradecraft. All training sessions are learning opportunities for attendees. Certificates of Participation will be awarded this year upon USGIF verification of actual attendance.


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Join us for GEOINTeraction Tuesday Nov. 19

October 30, 2019

As part of GEOINT Community Week, be sure to take part in GEOINTeraction Tuesday on Nov. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Embassy Suites Springfield. Our guest speaker is Dr. Andrew L. Brooks, Chief Data Scientist, NGA.


Please note if you are already registered for either day of the Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop, GEOINTeraction Tuesday is included in your registration.

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We're Halfway There!

October 28, 2019

Help USGIF complete its goal of $12,000 for this year’s EdGEOcation Giving Campaign! All proceeds from the campaign go toward USGIF’s K-12 Program, which aims to educate K-12 students on GEOINT.

There are many ways to donate to include PayPal, AmazonSmile, the USGIF Connect Portal, and check by mail.

Donate today!

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USGIF Offers First Entry-Level Geospatial Intelligence Certification of its Kind

October 23, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce the addition of an entry-level geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) certification to its suite of professional designations. The Certified GEOINT Professional "Essentials” (CGP-E) exam is intended for recent graduates and young professionals in the GEOINT field to demonstrate their knowledge across the foundational competencies outlined in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge.

USGIF is offering two opportunities to take CGP-E exam at its Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va., at a 25% discount.

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USGIF to Offer Free CGP Testing in November

October 22, 2019

Interested in earning a professional GEOINT certification? USGIF is offering individuals the opportunity to take exams under its Certified GEOINT Professional Certification program Nov. 14 and 21 at the Foundation’s Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va. Exams include the newly introduced Essentials (CGP-E), Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R), and Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D). USGIF will also offer a free pilot exam for its recently updated GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G) certification.

Testing will take place each day from 3 to 6 p.m. Seats are limited. The deadline to sign up for either testing date is Wednesday, Nov. 6.

To sign up for an exam or boot camp, please contact

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Call for Volunteers: Present "Intro to GEOINT" at Your Local School

October 21, 2019

USGIF is looking for volunteers to share our Intro to GEOINT presentation at your local schools during GEOINT Community Week, Nov. 18-22. This is a great way to give back by helping EdGEOcate our future leaders.

We have prepared presentation materials for you that are geared toward upper elementary through lower high school grades and provide an overview of GEOINT—geography, maps, satellites, imagery, remote sensing, GIS, and careers. The presentation takes 45 minutes to one hour and is highly interactive with games, Q&A, stories, videos, and much more.

If you are interested in presenting Intro to GEOINT at your local school, please contact Christine MacKrell at by Friday, Nov. 8.

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USGIF In Search of CEO

October 14, 2019

USGIF is the leader in bridging industry, government and academia to advance the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and is the only accrediting body in the geospatial intelligence field. We are in search of a CEO. The CEO will have demonstrable community and tradecraft-building skills to advance our mission. Core candidate attributes will include proven organizational leadership, a member-oriented perspective, strategic foresight, and respected stature in the geospatial field. Interested?

Learn more and apply by Friday, Oct. 25.

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