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GEOINT 2019 Symposium Call for Training: Due Dec. 14

December 10, 2018

USGIF is offering the opportunity to conduct training and education sessions during the GEOINT 2019 Symposium, June 2-5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

USGIF organizational members, accredited programs, and working groups 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 are 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. Organizational promotion by presenters is not permitted.

The deadline to submit is no later than Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. PDT.

See submission guidelines.

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GEOINT 2019 YPG Golden Ticket Program Now Open

December 6, 2018

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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USGIF Appoints New Vice President of Programs

December 6, 2018

USGIF is pleased to announce it has hired Ronda Schrenk, a 25-year geospatial intelligence professional, as its new Vice President of Programs. Schrenk has held various positions at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) since 1997, most recently on assignment to the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) as the Senior Fellow for Public-Private Partnerships.

At INSA, Schrenk was a member of the senior leadership team, managing member volunteer working group efforts and leading content development for a variety of forums bringing together experts from both in and outside of government to discuss pressing national security issues.

“Ronda’s diverse background in industry and her 20+ years at NGA make her the perfect choice for USGIF’s new VP of Programs,” said USGIF Interim CEO Steve Oswald. “Equally valuable is the experience she gained as NGA’s representative at INSA. Her personal enthusiasm for USGIF’s mission, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of the GEOINT Community, will be a huge factor in helping USGIF meet its mission going forward.”

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GEOINT Community Job Fair - Jan. 7

December 5, 2018

New year, new job! Stop by USGIF’s GEOINT Community Job Fair, Jan. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waterford at Fair Oaks in Fairfax, Va. Talk to employers currently hiring in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities.

Free to attend. REGISTER HERE

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NOVA IMS Partners with Portuguese Military Academy to Offer GEOINT Certificate

December 4, 2018

USGIF Accredited School NOVA IMS and the Portuguese Military Academy, signed a Memorandum of Understanding where both institutions will offer a joint certificate in GEOINT. The certificate program will begin in February 2019.

The MoU was signed by Professor Pedro Saraiva, Dean of NOVA IMS, and Major-General João Vieira Borges, Commander of the Military Academy. Professor Marco Painho (NOVA IMS) and Colonel José Fernandes (Military Academy) will coordinate the certificate program in GEOINT.

NOVA IMS is one of 16 accredited schools under the USGIF Collegiate Accreditation Program.

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USGIF Seeks Candidates for Next Chief Executive Officer

November 28, 2018

The USGIF Board of Directors seeks applications for a CEO with vision and a comprehensive understanding of the GEOINT marketplace and technology who will elevate USGIF’s reach and effectiveness. 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.

The CEO will be the public-facing leader of the Foundation and serve as its primary spokesperson. He or she will also have a strong internal presence and work closely with USGIF’s senior leadership team. The successful candidate will be an inspiring, compassionate, strategic, and emotionally intelligent leader who is committed to the success of the Foundation’s members and to the advancement of geospatial education, tradecraft, and community.

Read the full description and apply by Dec. 23.

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Army & Marine Corps Receive GEOINT Certification Reimbursement

November 27, 2018

Are you currently a U.S. Army or Marine Corps service member working in the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) field? Are you looking to enhance your career? You can now apply for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF) Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) program and have the Army or Marine Corps reimburse your exam fees.

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USGIF CEO Transition

November 19, 2018

After more than 10 years of service, USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback has departed the Foundation. A devoted father, Keith will now be able to spend more time with his family and less time with his suitcase. Many of you know Keith as the face of USGIF, speaking at countless events across the country and internationally as well as sharing thoughtful content in his trajectory magazine column and via social media.

The Foundation has experienced many successes this year, including record attendance and high-quality content at October’s Tech Showcase West in St. Louis, last week’s Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Workshop at NGA, and Saturday’s GEOGala celebration.

We see a bright future as USGIF moves forward in selecting a new CEO. While we conduct the search, USGIF Board Member Steve Oswald has volunteered as interim CEO.

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USGIF Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

November 12, 2018

USGIF is pleased to introduce Karin Soyster Fitzgerald, a seasoned trade association and meetings professional, as the Foundation’s new Chief Operating Officer. Fitzgerald, a Certified Association Executive and Certified Meeting Professional, brings nearly 30 years of membership, meetings, and operations experience to USGIF.

Most recently, Fitzgerald served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) from 2012 to 2017, where she helped grow the organization to a $20 million budget, a 75-person staff, and more than 11,000 members. She streamlined IAFC’s data collection processes and finances as well as led a staff reorganization in 2014.

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Still Time To Get Your Tickets for GEOGala Nov. 17

November 7, 2018

You are invited to join the Community at USGIF’s 13th annual GEOGala on Saturday, Nov. 17.

The USGIF black-tie GEOGala celebrates the dedication and support of the GEOINT Community with an evening of networking, dinner, and dancing. USGIF is proud to bring together more than 500 leaders from across the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security Communities.

Individual seats are now available for purchase, and sponsorship opportunities are available if your company would like to purchase a table for your employees and a few government guests.

Reserve your seat or table today!

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