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April 21, 2020

USGIF Announces 2020 Achievement Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 USGIF Award winners! The USGIF Awards Program annually recognizes the exceptional work of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft’s brightest minds and organizations pushing the community forward. Award winners are nominated by their colleagues and selected by the USGIF Awards Subcommittee.

The 2020 USGIF Award winners are:

  • ACADEMIC: James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Middlebury Institute
  • COMMUNITY SUPPORT: NGA Expeditionary Operations Office
  • GOVERNMENT: Mr. Mark A. Skoog & Dr. Loyd R. Hook
  • INDUSTRY: Lockheed Martin Space GATR Team
  • MILITARY: RS/GIS CX, The GRiD Team

March 26, 2020

GEOINT 2020 Cancellation Update

A Message from USGIF Staff and its Board of Directors Regarding the GEOINT 2020 Symposium

Thank you for your patience as we work through unchartered territory with regard to canceling the GEOINT 2020 Symposium. As you can imagine, this is a huge undertaking. We hope everyone in our community is faring well with self-quarantining and the uncertainties in your business operations. Here is an update:

GEOINT 2020 Symposium Housing

If you made hotel reservations through USGIF’s official housing, SPARGO Inc., your reservations have automatically been canceled and there will be no charges. If you made a reservation outside of USGIF’s official housing, you will need to contact the hotel or venue directly.

GEOINT 2020 Symposium Fees

Symposium Attendees:
We are working with SPARGO Inc., to process registration refunds. Attendees will have the option to convert their registration fees to a donation to USGIF, defer payment to the GEOINT 2021 Symposium at 2020 rates, or be issued a refund. We expect to have this ready next week.

Symposium Exhibitors & Sponsors:
The Expo Group (TEG), the official General Services Contractor for GEOINT 2020, will be contacting exhibitors soon with options regarding any show services placed.

Exhibitors and sponsors will also receive information directly from USGIF via email with additional details related to your exhibit and/or sponsorship. Thank you for your patience as we continue working through legal obligations.

Advancing the Tradecraft

Until we can welcome you back in person, USGIF is dedicated to continuing to be a resource to the geospatial intelligence community. We are exploring online education and training options to be made available in April.

Please continue to stay engaged and involved in the geospatial intelligence community. Follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; Trajectory Magazine on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and GEOINT Symposium on Facebook and Twitter.

We all pray for your continued health and safety as well as an end to COVID-19.

March 18, 2020

GEOINT 2020 Symposium Canceled

A Message from USGIF and its Board of Directors Regarding the GEOINT 2020 Symposium

It is with deep regret that USGIF and its Board of Directors report the GEOINT 2020 Symposium will not take place in Tampa, Fla., on April 26-29.

As reported, USGIF has been closely monitoring developing reports from the Federal Government, the Florida Government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and World Health Organization concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. On March 9, the Governor of Florida issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency, and on March 13 the President of the United States declared a national emergency. On March 14, the Department of Defense imposed a 60-day travel restriction on military and defense civilian personnel. On the same date, the Office of Management and Budget also prohibited travel for other federal employees, unless it is mission critical. On March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention directed the cancellation or postponement of in-person events consisting of 50 or more for the next eight weeks. On March 17, Hillsborough County, which includes Tampa, issued an order limiting all public and private events and gatherings to 50 people or less.

USGIF regrets having to cancel GEOINT 2020, as the GEOINT Symposium annually brings networking, thought leadership, student interaction, business and educational opportunities to the entire geospatial intelligence, trade and academic community. We look forward to the next time we are able to bring you the high-caliber, in-person events that you have come to know, love and expect. Until we can welcome you back in person, USGIF is dedicated to continuing to be a resource to the geospatial intelligence community and will explore virtual options to do so. More details will follow in the coming days.

We are working out processes for appropriate refunds. Please be patient as this is a huge undertaking with our registration and housing company. We will update you with details when the procedures are set in place.

We all pray for your continued health and safety as well as an end to COVID-19. Please continue to stay engaged and involved in the geospatial intelligence community. Follow USGIF on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; Trajectory Magazine on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter; and GEOINT Symposium on Facebook and Twitter.

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