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Come Work for the Foundation You Love

March 29, 2019

USGIF is looking for GEOINT professionals who have a passion in geography or the geospatial industry. Open positions include GEOINT Education & Professional Development Coordinator, Membership Services Manager, Editorial Intern, and Programs Intern.

Learn More & Apply today!

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USGIF Participates in AAG Meeting April 3-7

March 27, 2019

The American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting is quickly approaching. The meeting and events will take place in Washington DC. USGIF would like to invite you to the following sessions featuring are very own exceptional staff.

Thursday, April 4

Friday, April 5

USGIF will also be exhibiting at booth 415 April 4-6. Be sure to stop by.

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New Essentials Certification Pilot Exam Testers Wanted

March 21, 2019

Are you a young GEOINT professional in the Washington, DC region looking for opportunities to demonstrate the breadth of your GEOINT technical expertise and distinguish yourself from your professional peers? USGIF has a great opportunity for you to test your foundational knowledge of Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis, GIS & Analysis Tools, Geospatial Data Management, and Data Visualization. Join other young GEOINT professionals by registering for free for the pilot of USGIF’s newest certification exam, The Essentials!

The Essentials Pilot Exam is free and will take place April 1st – April 19th, and be hosted at Global Skills Exchange (GSX), 1410 King Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314. GSX will offer one (1) test session each day from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

If you are interested in this opportunity to contribute to the future of young GEOINT professionals, please complete the following registration form. Registration will close on Monday, March 25th.

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USGIF Members Attend GovSummit Free March 26

March 20, 2019

One powerful day of big ideas in tech and location for the public sector.

USGIF members and community may attend Mapbox’s inaugural GovSummit – a one-day event created to elevate big ideas and celebrate innovators for free on March 26. Join Mapbox at the The Woolly Mammoth Theatre from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a networking event to follow. The agenda is packed with success stories, actionable insights, and expert commentary from the public and private sectors.

Register today for free by using code 19GovSummit100PW.

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GEOINT 2019 YPG Golden Ticket Program Closes 3/20

March 19, 2019

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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Several Must-Hear Speakers Added to the GEOINT 2019 Agenda

March 12, 2019

USGIF has confirmed several speakers and panel discussion topics for its GEOINT 2019 Symposium, taking place June 2-5 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The GEOINT 2019 theme is “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success.”

Recently added highlights to the GEOINT 2019 agenda include:

• A keynote address by The Honorable Kari Bingen, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence
• A keynote address by The Honorable Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence
• A keynote address by Vice Admiral Robert Sharp, Director, NGA
• “TED-like” perspectives on human-machine teaming
• A panel discussion among Intelligence Community CIOs
• A panel discussion about GEOINT’s role in response to the recent California wildfires

The GEOINT 2019 Symposium will also offer a pre-symposium science and technology day June 2 called GEOINT Foreword. This forum celebrates geospatial achievements and programs underway in non-traditional areas. The 2019 Foreword agenda will explore topics such as working with GEOINT data at scale, 3D data and multimodal AI, training and education for a machine learning-enabled world, and more.

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Reg Closing March 8: Small Sats Workshop Classified Day

March 7, 2019

Join USGIF for the classified day of our Small Sats Workshop on Friday, March 15! The classified session is hosted at NGA Campus East at the Allder Auditorium and will feature keynotes, panels, networking, and exhibits.

Registration closes Friday, March 8. Clearances will also need to be passed on March 8. FVEY non-U.S. citizens must register by Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Awards Program Deadline Thursday, March 7

March 4, 2019

Receive recognition for achievements in the GEOINT Community by applying for USGIF’s 2019 Awards Program.

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the global geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) tradecraft’s brightest minds and most innovative organizations. The program shines a spotlight on outstanding GEOINT achievements in five categories: academic, community support, government, industry, and military. Download the nomination forms and submit by Thursday, March 7.

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USGIF Accredits New University GEOINT Program

February 28, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce its accreditation of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in Indiana, Penn., under its Collegiate Accreditation Program. This latest accreditation brings the total of USGIF-accredited colleges and universities to 17.

IUP offers both undergraduate and graduate GEOINT certificates. The university’s department of geography and regional planning has a long history of geography education with strong programs in cartography and geographic information science.

For more information on USGIF’s Collegiate Accreditation Program, please visit

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Hear from ODNI's Assistant DNI & IC Chief Information Officer

February 25, 2019

Join us for GEOINTeraction Tuesday, March 12, 4:30-6:30pm at OGSystems in Chantilly, VA. Our guest speaker will be John Sherman, Assistant DNI and IC Chief Information Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Mr. Sherman will discuss major priorities for what he calls the “second epoch” of the ongoing Intelligence Community Information Technology Enterprise (IC ITE) construct. He will also offer a preview of the panel discussion he will lead comprised of Intelligence Community CIOs in June at the GEOINT 2019 Symposium.


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