About Trajectory

Trajectory is the official publication of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) – the nonprofit, educational organization supporting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

Trajectory strives to provide high-level thought leadership for members of the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, as well as for the overall intelligence, defense, aerospace, and homeland security communities. At its core, trajectory focuses on the future of geospatial intelligence, but its broader goal is to be the pre-eminent resource on issues of significance to the greater Intelligence Community. Our promise is to provide relevant, actionable content through a compelling presentation. Our mission is to foster knowledge sharing, discussion, and awareness.   

To this end, trajectory produces articles on current issues facing the defense, intelligence, and homeland security communities, such as collaboration and integration, as well as thoughtful coverage of major programs, emerging technologies and trends, related policy, foundation initiatives, and the individuals who are driving the community forward. Each issue is an ideal blend of hard-hitting information, coupled with lighter lifestyle pieces, and is designed to inform, communicate and entertain. 

Trajectory Magazine Staff

Kristin QKristin Quinn

Kristin Quinn is managing editor of trajectory, and also serves as USGIF's publications & communications manager. Prior to joining USGIF, Kristin was a senior editor with Gannett Government Media, where she edited Training & Simulation Journal, as well as contributed to C4ISR Journal and Defense News. Kristin holds a master's degree in magazine journalism from Syracuse University and lives in Arlington, Va.

bradBrad Causey

Brad Causey is an editor of trajectory with ten years’ experience in the newspaper and publishing industries. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from The University of Iowa and lives in Chicago.