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Young Professionals Group Virtual Third Thursday

August 14, 2020

Join USGIF YPG for our Third Thursday virtual networking event on August 20 at 5:30 pm EDT.

This fun, new event will place people in small groups to meet, mingle, and chat, just like you would do in person. Over the hour, you’ll move around to new groups to help make connections, meet new people, and learn more about geospatial opportunities around the US.

You don’t want to miss out on this chance to talk with other young professionals in the GEOINT space! BYOB, and come join us for our virtual Third Thursday event!

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Staying Secure During Remote Work Training Session

August 11, 2020

On August 18, from 1-2 pm EDT, Forcepoint will host the USGIF GEOConnect Series Training you’ve been waiting for since March: The Future of Cybersecurity in a World of Remote Work.

Register for the Training now.

Within a matter of few weeks our workforce completely changed. Where we work, how we work, how we access data, and how we collaborate. Read more about the goals of this GEOConnect Series Training and why it’s valuable for the future of YOUR work.

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Call for Research: GEOINTegration Summit

August 6, 2020

It is a pleasure to invite you to submit your work to the second annual GEOINTegration Summit. This conference is organized by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) and will take place virtually on September 28 – 29, 2020. Read more about the GEOINTegration Summit.

The GEOINTegration Summit will convene academia, industry, and government representatives for a multi-day event focused on professional self-discovery and personal branding, with new geospatial opportunities for collaborations. While innovation has always been at the heart of geospatial intelligence, technological evolution and disruptive events bring numerous challenges, but also unprecedented opportunities to transform the productivity, capacity, and capability of the geospatial workforce, especially in difficult times, which is why our theme this year is “We Are the New Renaissance!”

This is a call for researchers and students to submit their work for consideration in three different capacities: training/demos, lightning talks, and posters. The content of your presentation should be strongly grounded in GEOINT, however may relate to any of the fields that make up the GEOINT community, including geography, GIS, remote sensing, data science, environmental science, computer science, and engineering, among others. Read more about the types of submissions and parameters now.

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Join USGIF Working Group Discussions — VIRTUALLY!

August 5, 2020

Now is the time to engage in the GEOINT ecosystem. USGIF Working Groups are chaired, staffed and driven by member volunteers from across the private and public sectors. Their efforts stem from a passion and expertise of the many missions throughout the GEOINT community.

Check out our upcoming meetings

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Cesium: the Innovative Tradecraft Competition Champion!

August 3, 2020

Congratulations to the USGIF and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) GEOINT 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Competition Champion, Cesium!

From the first round of the competition, Cesium harnessed creativity and innovation in a short, 5-minute presentation. As decided by a vote of event attendees vote on the USGIF GEOConnect Series Main Stage, Youssef Victor of Cesium, demonstrated best practices in data discovery and alignment addressing mission problems through visualization, discovering needles in needle stacks, data sharing, and interoperability.

Thank you to all competitors who made the final round on the GEOConnect Series Main Stage so memorable. And another hearty congratulations to the Cesium team! You all made this inaugural competition a success.

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Introduction to Satellites Lesson for K-12

July 27, 2020

As a part of the GEOConnect Series K-12 program, USGIF has added a new lesson to introduce your child to the world of GEOINT: Introduction to Satellites!

Check out the lessons, activity sheets, and scripts for teaching your child all about satellites, their purpose, and how they’re used for geospatial intelligence.

And, if you’re finding it a bit difficult to teach the lesson while working, there’s a convenient voiceover on the presentation that will take your child through the lesson in a guided, interactive, and fun way.

Download the activity sheets and start your child’s introduction to satellites now!

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GEOINT 2020 Innovation Tradecraft Competition Finals

July 23, 2020

Join USGIF and OGC for the final round of the GEOINT 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Competition on the USGIF GEOConnect Main Stage on Wednesday, July 29 from 1-2 pm EDT.

During this final leg of the competition, you’ll see some of the best practices in data discovery and alignment addressing mission problems through visualization, discovering needles in needle stacks, data sharing, and interoperability.

You don’t want to miss cameos by previous judges or the opportunity to crown the 2020 Innovative Tradecraft Champion on the GEOConnect stage via live voting.

Register now!

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Why Take the Virtual CGP-E™ Exam?

July 21, 2020

Right now, the USGIF Certified GEOINT Professional- Essentials assessment is available online and it’s going well!

New GEOINT professionals across the nation are taking this first step in preparing to enter the community. Just read the testimony of a recent CGP-E™ exam taker:

“The CGP-E™ exam helped establish a baseline of my strengths and weaknesses in my field of study and profession…Not only was the exam comprehensive, challenging, and set the bar for future academic challenges, the USGIF professional that helped me schedule, set everything up, and then proctored my exam (live) was amazing.”

Are you a young professional or recent graduate in GEOINT? Sign up to take the CGP-E™ exam today!

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The Future of Work at NGA: July 22

July 15, 2020

On Wednesday, July 22, join us for the USGIF GEOConnect Series Main Stage event. A panel from NGA will be addressing the future of work at NGA!

Moving into the future, GEOINT professionals will be required to increase human-machine partnerships for a more productive and collaborative workforce. This will amplify the intelligence products that can be provided to NGA’s customers.

Hear from key NGA leadership on their next Tech Focus Area. Register now.

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Watch the GEOConnect Series On-Demand

July 10, 2020

Although we are taking a short break July 13-17 from having any new GEOConnect Series events, that doesn’t mean the series is over!

We’ll be back the following week with a Main Stage event you don’t want to miss: NGA’s Tech Focus Area on the Future of Work! We’ll highlight human-machine partnerships and the agency’s model for future work from 1-2 pm EDT on Wednesday, July 22. Register now!

And that same week, on July 23, also from 1-2 pm EDT, the GEOConnect Series Training: Building Performant GEOINT Dashboards with OmniSci Immerse & Jupyter Notebooks.Space is limited in this valuable training so make sure you register soon.

A lot of great content is coming soon, but if you don’t want to wait, feel free to catch up on all the other GEOConnect Main Stage, Training, and Lightning Talk events from the past. USGIF has posted them for your convenience so you can catch up, reacquaint yourself, or tune in for the first time. Watch the videos now.

We’ll see you on the July 22!

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