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USGIF Publishes 2018 Annual Report

April 24, 2019

The Foundation is excited to announce the publication of the 2018 Annual Report! We had so many exciting accomplishments last year. Be sure to check them out!

2018 highlights included:

  • Awarded the first recipients of the Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship and the Reinventing Geospatial Inc. Scholarship
  • Raised $17,780 toward the EdGEOcation Giving Fund
  • Published a “Building Resilient Communities Through Geospatial Intelligence” report as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Offered the Certified GEOINT Professional (CGP™) Program on the Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) and Marine Corps COOL websites
  • Introduced more than 2,000 K-12 students to GEOINT


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Register Today for GEOINT 2019

April 23, 2019

The nation’s premier geospatial intelligence event of the year returns to the
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Sunday, June 2 to Wednesday, June 5.

With the theme of “Human-Machine Teaming & Innovation Yield Mission Success,” GEOINT 2019 will embrace the ongoing artificial intelligence revolution and the incredible potential when machine learning is applied as a tool to assist human decision-making.


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Congratulations to the GEOINT 2019 Golden Ticket Winners

April 22, 2019

USGIF selected 30 individuals for its Young Professionals Golden Ticket Program. This program is an exclusive opportunity for young professionals, 35-years-old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT Community, to receive complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT 2019 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from mentoring sessions with senior GEOINT leaders, attendance to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception, and the full Symposium experience.

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Get a Sneak Peek at GEOINT 2019 - April 23

April 19, 2019

Before gathering for a week of training, learning, exhibiting, and networking at the GEOINT Symposium, USGIF shares what our partners at NGA will be looking for as well as what they plan to showcase at GEOINT 2019 at our Sneak Peek event.

Join us for breakfast on Tuesday, April 23 at 8 a.m. at Maggiano’s in Tyson’s Corner!

Hear from:

  • Sandra Auchter, Deputy Associate Director of Capabilities, NGA
  • William Caniano, Director, Office of Corporate Communications, NGA
  • Christy Monaco, Chief Ventures Officer, Office of Ventures and Innovation, NGA

See details and register today!

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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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