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USGIF Scholarship Program Now Open

November 21, 2017

The 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program is now open and accepting applications!

If you’re a graduating high school senior, undergrad, graduate, or doctoral student studying topics related to geospatial sciences, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship program.

Learn more and download the application

Deadline to submit an application is Monday, Feb. 26.

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USGIF Participates in Girls In Technology Sharing Our Success Event

November 17, 2017

USGIF exhibited at Women In Technology’s Girls In Technology Sharing Our Success event Nov. 16 at the AT&T Forum in Washington, DC. Young girls, grades 6-12, and their families were invited to hear from women in STEM fields and to see demos from local organizations. USGIF participated with a satellite imagery analysis activity, teaching the girls how to analyze imagery and examine before and after imagery from natural disasters.

See us below at 1:42.

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Sign Up to Attend the GEOINT Community Job Fair - Jan. 8

November 17, 2017

Looking for a job in the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities? Or are you an organization currently hiring?

USGIF’s GEOINT Community Job Fair Jan. 8 in Fairfax, VA is the perfect opportunity to connect face-to-face.

Learn more and sign up

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Apply for USGIF 2018 Awards Program

November 17, 2017

Individuals, teams, and organizations making great achievements in GEOINT or related fields are invited to apply for USGIF’s 2018 Awards Program. The awards program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the brightest minds and innovative organizations in the global multi-faceted GEOINT Community.

Award categories include academic, community support, government, industry, and military.

Have you made a great achievement in the community and want to get recognized for it? Apply today!

Download the nomination forms and submit by Friday, Jan. 12.

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NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group Accepting Co-Chair Nominations

November 17, 2017

USGIF’s NRO ASP Industry Advisory Working Group (NAIAWG) is accepting nominations and self-nominations to serve as a co-chair. Duties include serving as a focal point to the government and community, coordinating/preparing working sessions, organizing action teams, and assisting team members with publishable artifacts.

The deadline for nominations is Nov. 30. Please reply to if you’d like to self-nominate or if you have someone you think would benefit from serving in this role.

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USGIF CEO Participates in Spy Museum Podcast

November 15, 2017

Be sure to listen to USGIF’s CEO Keith J. Masback SpyCast interview on “Everything You Wanted to Know About #GEOINT but Were Afraid to Ask”.

SpyCasts are weekly podcasts led by the International Spy Museum and feature an interview with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars.

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Join us for GEOINTeraction Tuesday Nov. 14

November 9, 2017

Network with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, and hear from a guest speaker at USGIF’s GEOINTeraction Tuesday event at OGSystems in Chantilly, Va, Nov. 14.

Dr. Anthony Vinci, NGA’s Associate Director for Capabilities, will be the guest speaker.


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USGIF Staff to Participate in Upcoming Speaking Opportunities

November 9, 2017

USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback will participate in a webinar Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. EST as part of Pitney Bowes’ Li360 Geography Week Webinar Series. Masback will be part of a group discussion on the changing landscape of GIS careers and skills. Register for the webinar.

Dr. Darryl Murdock, USGIF vice president of professional development, will be a speaker as part of Esri’s Imagery Education Summit, Nov. 9-10 in Redlands, Calif. Murdock will be speaking on professional certification on Nov. 10 at 12 p.m.

USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor will be visiting North Carolina Central University Nov. 9-10 to meet with the students and faculty in the department of environmental, earth and geospatial sciences, as well as attend her former student’s undergraduate thesis defense presentation.

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Registration for NGA Tech Showcase East Closes Today, Nov. 8

November 8, 2017

Be sure you’re registered for USGIF’s NGA Tech Showcase East event, Nov. 15. Attendees will be able to listen to briefings and see demos during the classified event. Also, learn what challenges NGA is working on as well as more about upcoming business opportunities.

Learn more and register today.

Registration and passing of clearances for this event will close today, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m. EDT.

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USGIF and NVIDIA Announce Winners of GPU Essay Challenge

November 7, 2017

In August, USGIF partnered with USGIF member NVIDIA to offer an essay challenge to individuals attending and/or working at one of USGIF’s 14 accredited universities. Applicants from accredited schools were invited to write a four-page essay answering the challenge question: “If you were given dedicated access to an NVIDIA GPU-powered supercomputer, what problems could you solve?”

Three challenge winners were selected to receive two NVIDIA Titan Xp graphics processing units each.

See the winners

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