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April 27, 2017

Additional Speakers Announced for GEOINT 2017

USGIF recently confirmed new keynote speakers for GEOINT 2017.

Recently added speakers include:
COL Steven D. Fleming, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Ret.), professor of practice of spatial sciences, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California
Dr. Joseph F. Fontanella, Director, U.S. Army Geospatial Center
Shel Israel, Author of “The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything”
Lt. Gen. VeraLinn “Dash” Jamieson, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for ISR
Dr. Suzette Kimball, Director, Civil Applications Committee (CAC)
Gen. Darren W. McDew, U.S. Air Force, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)
Robert Scoble, Futurist and Author of “The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality & Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything”
Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, U.S. Navy, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM)


April 25, 2017

Advance Registration Ends April 30

Be sure to register by midnight on Sunday, April 30 to save on GEOINT 2017 registration!

Rates will increase beginning Monday, May 1, so take advantage of this opportunity to save!

April 18, 2017

Visit the Government Pavilion Stage

While at the Symposium, June 5-7, be sure to visit the Government Pavilion Stage int the afternoon to hear from government representatives. Each will discuss what they need from industry as well as how industry can find more business opportunities.

Speakers include those from AGC, NGA, GSA, DIA, NRO, and many more.

Check out the agenda for each day on the stage.

April 11, 2017

Interactive Geography Education

USGIF is bringing a giant map to GEOINT 2017! National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of North America will be on display in the main hall, directly to the left of registration. It truly is a giant map, measuring at 35 by 26 feet!

Not only is the giant map cool to explore and take photos on, but also the giant traveling maps program is a gateway for K-8 students to learn geography through a fun and interactive experience.

GEOINT 2017 K-8 Student Program
K-8 students from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas and the San Antonio chapter of Girls Inc. will visit the Symposium June 5 and 6. Students will participate in interactive activities on the Giant Traveling Map to include a satellite imagery analysis game and a scavenger hunt that will test their intelligence skills.

Thank you to DigitalGlobe for helping sponsor the Giant Traveling Map and the K-8 student program. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring either of these initiatives, please contact Jeff Ley at

April 10, 2017

Congratulations to the GEOINT 2017 Golden Ticket Winners

USGIF selected 26 up-and-coming GEOINTers 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 2017 Symposium registration. Participants will benefit from activities such as networking receptions, a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

Click to see the 2017 Golden Ticket winners.

April 5, 2017

USGIF Confirms Keynotes for GEOINT 2017

USGIF is less than two months away from GEOINT 2017, which will take place June 4-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The theme of this year’s Symposium is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

Confirmed speakers for GEOINT 2017 include:

Robert Cardillo, Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
James Comey, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Dr. Todd Lowery, Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI)

The 2017 GEOINT Foreword agenda includes presentations, poster sessions, a live unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstration, and keynote addresses by:

Dr. Stacey Dixon, Deputy Director, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)
Dr. Peter Highnam, Director, NGA Research

April 3, 2017

USGIF Offers Universal GEOINT Certification Program Testing at GEOINT 2017

Schedule your exam for one or more of USGIF’s Universal GEOINT Certification Program exams and demonstrate your knowledge of the GEOINT tradecraft. The Universal GEOINT Certification Program and professional designation proves your deep and balanced understanding of the GEOINT tradecraft.

Certifications are available in:

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)

There’s just a few easy steps before scheduling an exam at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium. Click here to see testing requirements and documentation to be submitted.

Learn more and schedule an exam.

March 31, 2017

Early Bird Registration Ends Tonight

Be sure to register by midnight tonight, Friday, March 31 to save up to $450 on GEOINT 2017 registration!

Rates will increase tomorrow, so take advantage of this opportunity to save!

March 20, 2017

Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats

The theme of GEOINT 2017 is “Advancing Capabilities to Meet Emerging Threats.”

With deepening persistent threats and mounting challenges facing our nation, the GEOINT Community needs to build enduring partnerships to advance collective capabilities. Strengthening GEOINT affords opportunities to achieve the agility and responsiveness necessary to outpace our nation’s adversaries and solve some of the most demanding global problems.

March 20, 2017

LAST DAY to Apply for the Golden Ticket Program

Don’t miss the opportunity earn complimentary registration to GEOINT 2017! USGIF’s Young Professionals Group is offering its (YPG) Golden Ticket Program for GEOINT 2017. The Golden Ticket program is a chance for young professionals to gain the exclusive opportunity to attend the GEOINT 2017 Symposium, June 4-7, in San Antonio, Texas, to meet and hear from seniors and innovators in the GEOINT Community.

The Foundation selects up to 25 individuals to participate in this exclusive opportunity, which includes complimentary GEOINT Foreword and GEOINT Symposium registration as well as activities such as a mentoring luncheon, special exhibit hall briefings, and an invitation to the exclusive USGIF Chairman’s Reception.

Learn more about the Golden Ticket rules and how to apply.

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendations is Monday, March 20.