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USGIF Accredited Schools Celebrating GIS Day Nov. 14

November 5, 2018

GIS Day annually celebrates how GIS makes a difference in our world. Many of USGIF’s Accredited GEOINT Certificate Programs be celebrating the day on Wednesday, Nov. 14 or during Geography Awareness Week.

Here’s a list of the events happening next week:

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Registration for Machine Learning Workshop Closes Nov. 6

November 5, 2018

Don’t miss the chance to explore the rapidly evolving and disruptive technology of Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Nov. 13-14 at NGA Campus East. Hear from government, industry, and academia on current challenges and strategic initiatives related to the role of artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, and deep learning in geospatial intelligence. Registration for both days will close on Nov. 6 at 3PM (EST). Day two requires a TS/SCI REL FVEY clearance, which also must be passed no later than Nov. 6.


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Register Now for Reverse Industry Day at NGA

November 2, 2018

Join the NGA & USGIF’s NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) on Monday, November 19 for an unclassified Reverse Industry Day event. The event is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Allder Auditorium at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. Participation in this event requires USGIF individual or organizational membership.

The presentation room is limited to the first 50 registrations. Only one representative per industry organization permitted in presentation room. After the first 50 seats are filled, additional registrants will be permitted in overflow rooms.

Register now.

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USGIF 2019 Scholarship Program Now Open

November 2, 2018

USGIF opened its 2019 Scholarship Program! Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying geospatial sciences and related fields.

Scholarships include:

  • Doctorate
  • K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship
  • Graduate
  • Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications
  • Undergraduate
  • RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering
  • Graduating High School Senior

See details about each scholarship.


The deadline to apply is May 15. The Stu Shea Scholarship deadline is Feb. 28.

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USGIF Dr. Camelia Kantor Participates in Upcoming Educational Presentations

October 31, 2018

USGIF’s Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor will be participating in several upcoming educational activities in November.

Events include:

  • Nov. 2: Webinar for ASPRS Eastern Great Lakes Region Annual Meeting
    The webinar is focused on “Geospatial Intelligence and Education.” Kantor will be co-presenting with North Carolina Central University Associate Professor Rakesh Malhotra, one of USGIF’s accredited universities.
  • Nov. 9: Jump Start Session at 2018 ICE Annual Conference
    Kantor will be participating in a discussion on “Maturing a Profession: How Education and Certification Play a Role” where she and Christopher Anderson, senior director with Global Skills Exchange Corporation (GSX) will speak about USGIF’s EBK, academic programs, and certification program.
  • Nov. 15: Lightning Talk at AGS Geography 2050
    The lightning Talk will focus on “The Downside of Modern Energy Access”.

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Hear from NGA's David Gauthier Nov. 13

October 23, 2018

The pleasure of your company is requested at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday networking event Nov. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Springfield.

Our guest speaker is David Gauthier, Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) new Commercial and Business Operations Group. Gauthier will address how the Commercial and Business Operations Group is paving the way for growth and innovation in the commercial GEOINT services market and enabling better access to industry solutions by combining trust with a vision for one-click ordering.

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USGIF Announces 2018 GEOINT Community Week Events

October 18, 2018

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is excited to announce a variety of events taking place November 12 through 17 as part of its 2018 GEOINT Community Week. USGIF’s annual GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and commercial geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) communities for a week of workshops, educational outreach, forward-looking discussion, networking opportunities, and celebration.

“Following record-setting attendance at USGIF’s recent series of events in St. Louis, Mo., we’re excited to offer a rich and diverse, week-long set of programs, culminating with the GEOGala, the annual celebration of our extended GEOINT Community,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback.

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Call for Panelists: Reverse Industry Day

October 9, 2018

On Monday, November 19, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) & USGIF’s NGA Advisory Working Group (NAWG) will host a Reverse Industry Day event. The event is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Allder Auditorium at NGA Campus East in Springfield, Va. Participation in this event requires USGIF individual or organizational membership.

The NAWG is currently seeking panelists to participate in the Reverse Industry Day. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 19. Registration for the event will open to members-only in the coming weeks.

Click here for details regarding the panel format, topics, how to apply, and whom to contact with any questions.

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USGIF Hosts Annual GEOAcademic Summit

October 9, 2018

On September 28-29, USGIF hosted the GEOAcademic Summit at its headquarters in Herndon, Va. to engage representatives from its academic programs in conversations with government and industry. The GEOAcademic Summit is a two-day, invite-only event that gathered about 50 individuals representing 26 universities as well as leadership from government and the geospatial industry.

Representatives from USGIF’s 16 accredited schools, along with USGIF academic partners and members, listened to briefings from industry and government on programs and resources to assist with their GEOINT program needs. Attendees also participated in roundtable discussions on various themes to collaborate on where they think these topics are going in the future and how to implement in USGIF’s current initiatives.

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GEOINT Community Week Nov. 12-17

October 5, 2018

Join USGIF for its 2018 GEOINT Community Week Nov. 12-17 in Northern Virginia and beyond! GEOINT Community Week brings together the defense, intelligence, homeland security, and geospatial communities at-large for a week of briefings, educational sessions, workshops, technology exhibits, and networking opportunities.

GCW events include a Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Workshop
(Nov. 13-14), GEOINTeraction Tuesday (Nov. 13), GIS Day (Nov. 14), Geography 2050 (Nov. 15-16), and GEOGala (Nov. 17).

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