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Hear from NGA's Sandra Auchter at GEOINTeraction Tuesday July 23

July 22, 2019

USGIF is hosting GEOINTeraction Tuesday, July 23, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at The View of DC in Arlington, VA.

GEOINTeraction Tuesday is a casual networking event where you can develop new relationships, exchange ideas and discover business opportunities.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director for Capabilities at NGA.

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USGIF Collaborates with John Champe High School Students

July 3, 2019

Back in February, USGIF teamed up with John Champe High School in Aldie, Va. to assist in a research project that focused on identifying pollutants in Loudoun County. Working with juniors and seniors in AP environmental science and computer science, USGIF gave students an overview of GEOINT and brought in volunteers from Esri to help them visualize their projects by using Esri’s StoryMaps.

Check out the video to get an in depth look at the project-based learning (PBL) project!


John Champe Pollution Story Maps from LCPS-TV on Vimeo.

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USGIF Has Officially Moved

June 18, 2019

Effective Monday, June 17, USGIF has a new home! Located just around the corner from our previous location, the new office is located at 13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 100, Herndon VA 20171.

Please bear with us as we sort out technical delays with our internet and phone systems.

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Call for Abstracts: USGIF's 2020 State & Future of GEOINT Report

June 18, 2019

USGIF’s annual State and Future of GEOINT Report provides the GEOINT Community an opportunity to assess the current state of the profession and look ahead to the technologies and tradecraft of the future. This report would not be possible without volunteer authors from government, industry, and academia dedicating their time and thought leadership.

USGIF is once again announcing a State and Future of GEOINT Call for Abstracts.

If you wish to pitch an article for consideration in the 2020 report, please prepare a Word document including:

• Proposed article title
• An abstract of no more than 1 page
• Names, titles, and contact information of at least three authors. Each writing team should also represent a minimum of three organizations.

Submit abstracts to SFOG@usgif.org no later than Friday, July 12.

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Mid-Career Reboot: Challenges and Choices - July 22

June 12, 2019

Registration is now open for INSA and USGIF’s “Mid-Career Reboot: Challenges and Choices” breakfast program , where mid-careerists will gain valuable insights to jump start their career trajectory. Join us on Monday, July 22 for a panel of IC professionals who successfully made mid-career pivots, followed by an interactive exercise led by career coaches that will help attendees refine their career aspirations.

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Foundation Announces New Scholarship in Partnership with Dun & Bradstreet

June 6, 2019

USGIF announced this week at its GEOINT 2019 Symposium that it has partnered with Dun & Bradstreet to offer a new academic scholarship to advance geospatial data science understanding and capabilities.

The Dun & Bradstreet Geospatial Data Science Scholarship will award $15,000 to a graduate student pursuing a Master of Science or Ph.D. in data science who is focused on solving data-intensive, large-scale, location-based problems using engineering, computer science, math, and/or spatial science.

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Penn State Student Recognized with Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award

June 5, 2019

Tuesday afternoon at USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium, the 2019 Lt. Michael P. Murphy Award in Geospatial Intelligence was awarded to Capt. Katherine Meckler of the U.S. Air Force.

Meckler is from Mechanicsburg, Penn., and completed her undergraduate degree at Penn State, where she also received an Air Force commission through the U.S. ROTC program. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in geographic information systems at Penn State while stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

The award was presented to Meckler by Director of the U.S. Army Geospatial Center Gary W. Blohm along with Ronda Schrenk, vice president of programs at USGIF. The generosity of USGIF, Maxar, and faculty, staff, and friends of Penn State contributed to endowing the Murphy Award.

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USGIF Announces 2019 Achievement Award Winners

June 4, 2019

USGIF announced this week the 2019 recipients of its annual Awards Program. Award winners were recognized on the main stage at the Foundation’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium, taking place June 2-5 in San Antonio, Texas.

The 2019 USGIF Award winners are:

  • ACADEMIC: Aaron Gerace and Matthew Montanaro, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • INDUSTRY: Jeffrey D. Clark, Ph.D., Riverside Research
  • GOVERNMENT: Rachael Brady, CAL FIRE
  • MILITARY: GUARDIAN Team, National Guard Bureau
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT: Taking Autism To The Sky, Inc.

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 Subcommittee.

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USGIF Recognizes Dr. Annette J. Krygiel with the 2019 Lundahl-Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award

June 4, 2019

USGIF announced Dr. Annette J. Krygiel as the 2019 recipient of the Foundation’s Arthur C. Lundahl-Thomas C. Finnie Lifetime Achievement Award. Krygiel is the 15th individual to win this prestigious award. She was recognized on stage this morning at USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium.

Krygiel served 38 years with the DoD in positions at the Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), the Central Imagery Office, and NGA. She was DMA’s chief scientist until her appointment as director of CIO in 1994.

The Lundahl-Finnie award recipient is nominated and voted upon annually by USGIF’s Board of Directors. This distinguished award was named for Arthur C. Lundahl and Thomas C. Finnie, celebrating their accomplishments—in imagery analysis and mapping, respectively—and their legacies within the GEOINT Community.

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USGIF Announces 2019 Stu Shea Endowed Scholarship Recipient

June 3, 2019

This morning at USGIF’s GEOINT 2019 Symposium, Jaclyn Guz was recognized as the recipient of the Foundation’s Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship. Guz is a student at Clark University in Worcester, Mass., pursuing her Ph.D. in geography.

The scholarship honors K. Stuart Shea, one of the founders of USGIF and the first chief executive and chairman of the organization. The $15,000 scholarship is awarded annually to one Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science.

The Stu Shea scholarship is part of the overall USGIF Scholarship Program. The full list of 2019 scholarship recipients will be announced this summer. Learn more about the USGIF Scholarship Program here.

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