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USGIF Scholarship Program

DEADLINE:  May 15th

To further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields. The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

USGIF has awarded $1,003,000 in scholarships since launching the program in 2004. The Scholarship Program is funded by donations, the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNC), USGIF membership dues, and the USGIF Allder Golf Classic.

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NOVA Alum- USGIF Young Professional Spotlight

FitzGerald graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. She then owned and operated a local construction company before finding her passion in geospatial intelligence. Going back to school while continuing to work, FitzGerald earned a geographic information systems certificate from Northern Virginia Community College. She currently works as a geospatial analyst with Icaros, and has accepted an offer as a geospatial analyst with NGA to begin later this month.

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Save the Date! GEOINT Community Job Fair January 9

Registration opening soon.

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Dulles, 2300 Dulles Corner Blvd, Herndon, VA

The GEOINT Community continues to grow and qualified employees are in high demand. Whether you’re currently unemployed or looking for a change in careers, this is a must attend job fair.

This event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities.

USGIF Membership and Professional Certification

USGIF Individual Membership

Membership with USGIF provides you exclusive industry access and exceptional community opportunities to grow your professional network. Starting at only $35 per year, membership also includes members-only activities, discounts on event registrations, subscription to trajectory magazine, training and education offerings, an affinity program, and more.

Join USGIF as a individual member today to be a part of YOUR professional association dedicated to the GEOINT Community.

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USGIF GEOINT Professional Certification

http://usgif.org/certification

Detailed information on polices and procedures, as well as resources and sample exam questions, is available in the Universal GEOINT Certification Candidate Handbook.  The handbook also includes fee information.

USGIF Accredits James Madison University

June 27, 2016

James Madison University’s (JMU) Department of Integrated Science and Technology in Harrisonburg, Va., was recently named an accredited program by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). The department is now offering the USGIFGEOINT Certificate to students achieving a bachelor’s degree from either JMU’s geographic science (GS) or intelligence analysis (IA) programs.

Through USGIF Academic Accreditation, colleges and universities around the globe have the opportunity to receive accreditation of their geospatial intelligence programs. Graduating students who meet high academic standards receive USGIF’s GEOINT Certificate, which helps ensure the GEOINT Community has a robust workforce now and in the future. To date, more than 650 students have graduated with USGIF GEOINT Certificates.

“The certificate program ensures students are familiarized with a broad set of technical and critical thinking skills, as well as provided with knowledge relevant to entering and fostering a career in the geospatial intelligence profession,” said Dr. Helmut Kraenzle, professor of geographic science at JMU. “The interdisciplinary nature of our department and of the GS and IA programs will ensure a cutting-edge education for the students in the USGIF GEOINT Certificate program. We are proud of our faculty that have many years of professional experience in the Intelligence Community as well as in remote sensing, GIS, global positioning systems, and digital cartography.”

“We’re thrilled to have James Madison University join the ranks of our accreditedGEOINT Certificate programs,” said USGIF CEO Keith J. Masback. “Historically, JMU has offered a superb integrated geosciences curriculum, and they will contribute meaningfully to the larger USGIF educational mandate.”

USGIF has accredited 14 collegiate programs to include JMU, Fayetteville State University, George Mason University, the University of Missouri, Northeastern University, the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Redlands, the University of South Carolina, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of Utah, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Several more programs are in USGIF’s academic accreditation pipeline.

Reminder: USGIF Job Fair Jan 11

Attend GEOINT Community
Job Fair Jan. 11

 

Join USGIF Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Va. for its GEOINT Community Job Fair. The event is free for job seekers to find the employers that match their skills and dedication to the Defense, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities. Speak with representatives from 20+ companies and take advantage of career panel discussions, personal branding sessions, and complimentary headshots!

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