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Casual Networking at YPG Third Thursday - May 17

May 14, 2018

USGIF’s Young Professionals Group (YPG) is hosting its Third Thursday casual networking event May 17 5:30PM-7:00PM at Barrel & Bushel in Tysons, VA. No RSVP necessary.

Unlike other YPG events, this is more of an informal, drop-in gathering, but serves as another way for young GEOINT professionals to grow their network by way of good old-fashioned conversation. This event occurs the third Thursday of each month. We’ll rotate to various venues in an effort to accommodate a wide range of young professionals.

We hope to see you there!

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2017 Annual Report Available for Download

May 11, 2018

The USGIF Annual Report highlights the Foundation’s impact and accomplishments in the span of a year and is now available for download. The report covers statistics on the Foundation’s events, programming, and achievements in 2017 and is a great way to learn more about our organization.

Read and download the 2017 Annual Report

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GEOINTeraction Tuesday May 8

May 3, 2018

Network with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, and hear from our guest speaker, Jim Long, Deputy Director, GEOINT Services Office, NGA at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event hosted by Tesla Government in Vienna, VA.

This event is free for USGIF Individual Members!

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K-12 Students Introduced to Geospatial Sciences at GEOINT 2018

April 25, 2018

121 K-12 students from the Tampa Bay area had the opportunity to participate in various activities to learn about geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) as part of USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla.

The students visited from various Hillsborough County high schools, Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy, Stewart Middle School, and Shorecrest Preparatory School. The activities featured a 10-foot inflatable globe, technology demonstrations, workshops, and a panel discussion with leaders from academia, government, and industry.

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Penn State Research Team Recognized with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

April 25, 2018

Tuesday afternoon at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, the 2018 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was awarded to three individuals: Justin Hoesman, special agent in training for the National Nuclear Security Administration; Daniel W. Steiner, owner of Orion Mapping; and Ericka L. Sterns, deployment manager for a telecommunications company.

Stephen Handwerk, associate teaching professor of GEOINT at Pennsylvania State University, Nancy Coleman, vice president of corporate communications for Maxar, and USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback presented the award to Steiner and Sterns on the Government Pavilion Stage in the GEOINT 2018 Exhibit Hall. Hoesman was unable to attend and receive the award in person.

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2018 USGIF Award Winners Announced

April 24, 2018

USGIF announced the 2018 recipients of its annual Awards Program. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, taking place April 22-25 at the Tampa Convention Center.

The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the community forward. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the USGIF Awards.

“As with all previous awardees, each of the individuals and teams selected for the 2018 USGIF Awards have a wonderfully unique story to be told,” said Kevin Jackson, USGIF Awards Subcommittee Chair. “Stories of exceptional achievement that develop, promote, and advance the GEOINT tradecraft, but more importantly, positively effect our lives and the lives of others all around the world.”

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USGIF Names Dr. Edward M. Mikhail Recipient of the 2018 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

April 24, 2018

USGIF announced Dr. Edward M. Mikhail, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Purdue University, as the 2018 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Mikhail is the 14th individual to receive this prestigious award and was recognized on stage during USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium general session.

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USGIF Announces First K. Stuart Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient

April 23, 2018

Monday morning at USGIF’s GEOINT 2018 Symposium, Sanghui Han was awarded the first ever $15,000 K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Han is pursuing a Ph.D. in imaging science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, N.Y. USGIF Chairman of the Board The Honorable Jeffrey K. Harris presented the award to Han on stage.

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There's Still Time to Register for GEOINT 2018

April 20, 2018

The GEOINT 2018 Symposium is almost here! USGIF is at the Tampa Convention Center April 22-25 for our annual geospatial intelligence event.

If you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Register online or visit the registration desk onsite.

Onsite Registration Hours

  • Saturday, April 21, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 22, 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday, April 23, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 24, 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 25, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This is your chance to hear from 100+ speakers, see technologies from 250+ exhibitors, participate in 58 hours of training and professional development sessions, and take advantage of the many networking opportunities.

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K-12 Program at GEOINT 2018 Symposium

April 11, 2018

Nearly 140 K-12 students from the Tampa Bay area will have the unique opportunity to engage in STEM activities during the GEOINT 2018 Symposium at the Tampa Convention Center this month. Eighth grade students from Stewart Middle School in Tampa and fifth graders from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg will attend, as well as JROTC cadets from various high schools in Hillsborough County.

USGIF will also debut an interactive map of North America at the Symposium: USGIF’s Portable Planet. The 35-by-26 foot map is an educational tool that not only teaches K-8 students about maps and geography but also allows them to practice critical thinking, spatial analysis, and teamwork skills.

View the full K-12 agenda

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