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Call for Volunteer Subject Matter Experts!

September 23, 2019

USGIF’s Certification Governance Board is undergoing a restructuring process through the end of 2019. In preparation for this reorganization, USGIF seeks individuals interested in advancing GEOINT as a discipline. The Foundation is seeking volunteer SMEs as Keepers of the GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) and Quizmasters.

Applicants should submit a resume/c.v. and brief statement of interest to USGIF VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor at by Sept. 30, 2019.

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Small Sats: Commercial Space Policy Breakfast Sept 24

September 20, 2019

Please join USGIF and our Small Satellite Working Group Sept. 24 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. for a robust breakfast discussion focused on advances in commercial space policy. As a follow-up to the two-day Small Satellite Workshop earlier this year, guest speakers will focus on federal government commercial space cybersecurity policy and space commerce policy.

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Trajectory Event Center Open House Sept. 19

September 13, 2019

We invite you to stop by to view our new, beautiful facility, Thursday, September 19, 2019, between 8:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.

USGIF recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center, in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.

Trajectory Event Center
13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150
Herndon, VA 20171

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Disaster Response Workshop: How GEOINT Makes an Impact

September 9, 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 16
8:30 -11:30 a.m.
Esri, 8615 Westwood Center Dr, Vienna, VA 22182

YPG presents this workshop as a way to discuss how GEOINT is necessary to disaster and humanitarian planning and response. FEMA Geospatial Information Officer Chris Vaughan will discuss how GEOINT was used in the agency’s anticipation and/or response to a natural disaster.

Register now.

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Delta State University Earns USGIF Collegiate Accreditation

August 15, 2019

USGIF is pleased to announce Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., has earned USGIF Collegiate Accreditation for its Geospatial Analysis and Intelligence (GAI) bachelor of applied science program. Delta State is the first undergraduate degree program to achieve USGIF accreditation, bringing the total number of colleges and universities the Foundation has accredited to 18.

The BAS-GAI degree can be earned on-campus or online and is offered through Delta State’s Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies.

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USGIF Opens State-of-the Art Trajectory Event Center

August 14, 2019

USGIF recently opened its own state-of-the-art event space, known as the Trajectory Event Center, in Herndon, Va. The TEC will be a year-round resource for the geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community and any organization interested in hosting events in the Dulles Technology Corridor.

Featuring flexible meeting spaces for up to 300 people, cutting-edge audio-visual technology, and live streaming capabilities, the TEC is an ideal location to host corporate events, training sessions, sales meetings, product launches, receptions, table-top exhibits, hack-a-thons, and much more.

Anyone interested in viewing or potentially hosting an event at the new space is invited to stop by the TEC Open House from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at 13665 Dulles Technology Drive, Suite 150, Herndon, VA, 20171.

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USGIF Awards Highest Amount of Scholarship Funds to Date

August 7, 2019

USGIF recently awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 25 individuals studying GEOINT and related topics. This is the largest annual amount USGIF has distributed to date, thanks to the contributions of USGIF Organizational Members. Since the USGIF Scholarship Program began in 2004, the Foundation has awarded more than $1.3 million to students with aspirations in GEOINT.

USGIF offers $5,000 scholarships annually to outstanding doctoral candidates, graduate students, and undergraduate students as well as $2,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Accompanying the USGIF awards are three scholarships funded entirely by USGIF Organizational Members Dun & Bradstreet, Riverside Research, and RGi.

Click below to learn more and to view the full list of this year’s scholarship recipients.

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USGIF Working Group Summit - Aug. 27

July 23, 2019

USGIF invites you to participate in the first annual USGIF Working Group Summit, Aug. 27, at the Trajectory Event Center in Herndon, Va.

This event is an opportunity to learn about the Foundation’s efforts across its many working groups and to help chart the way ahead! The day will include breakfast, a keynote by ODNI’s Zach Jett and Dr. Roy Pattis, flash talks from each of the working group co-chairs, and other discussions.

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Organizational Training & Professional Certification Offer

July 22, 2019

USGIF is offering organizations the opportunity to save up to 80% off individual registrations by training and/or certifying 15-25 employees at once through the USGIF Professional Certification Program. Employees have the chance to be certified in one or more of the areas identified in USGIF’s GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK), to include:

  • Certified GEOINT Professional- GIS & Analysis Tools (CGP-G™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Remote Sensing & Imagery Analysis (CGP-R™)
  • Certified GEOINT Professional- Geospatial Data Management (CGP-D™)

Organizations must sign up no later than November 8, 2019.


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Acquisitions 101 - July 31

July 22, 2019

Join USGIF’s Young Professionals Group for the third session in our Acquisitions 101 series, which provides introductory lessons in acquisitions.

Keith Barber from Thermopylae Sciences + Technology and Nick Buck from Buck Consulting Group will lead a discussion on acquisition cost and how rates are built, what everyone should know, and how doing so works in the geospatial community. Networking reception to follow. This event is open to anyone interested in acquisitions to attend.


  • USGIF Members: Free
  • USGIF Non-Members: $35


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