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DIGITAL EDITION

November 2020

FEATURES

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Preview: The Convergence of Commercial Content with AI/ML

By Brad Causey

Black Cape's Abe Usher and percipient.ai's Balan Ayyar provide an overview on current trends in AI/ML ahead of USGIF's Geospatial Community Forum Nov. 16–18.

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UAVs in University Research

By Melanie D.G. Kaplan

A massive leap in technology, a decrease in prices and a boon in the availability of open-source platforms to help process the data quickly and cheaply have allowed more widespread adoption of UAV technology.

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The Future of the GEOINT Tradecraft

By Lisbeth Perez

Meet the 2020 recipients of USGIF Scholarship Awards. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to highly deserving students, from high school to Ph.D. levels.

DEPARTMENTS

Facilitating connections, hosting virtual events, and providing a forum for discussions is how USGIF grows the community

GEOINT community news and events

Thom Kaye, Federal Program Manager, Authenic8
Patty Hagan, president and executive director, T-REX

How to prepare for and guide your organization through the next crisis

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The Download Interview: St. Louis Chamber of Commerce and GDIT’s Deb Davis

GDIT is growing in St. Louis and collaborating with technology partners and academia to bring innovation with transformative impact to the region. Watch to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Building the art of the possible in STL.

INNOVATION LABS | PARTNERSHIPS | TECHNOLOGY

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GEOINT Community News and Events

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Meeting Mission-Critical Needs Amid a Pandemic

NGA Director Vice Admiral Robert Sharp shared with forum attendees how the agency has moved forward during the pandemic.

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A Bigger Picture: How Open Source and Dark Web Enhance the GEOINT Mission

An all-star panel explored a holistic approach of capturing geospatial data and using the open and dark web to support the GEOINT mission.

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Are We the New Renaissance?

Are we renaissance people propelling societies toward a better future? Or are we technocrats putting old wine in new barrels? Dr. Tom Koch addressed these questions during USGIF’s GEOINTegration Summit.

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Vantage Point

A message from USGIF CEO Ronda Schrenk

Facilitating connections, hosting virtual events, and providing a forum for discussions is how USGIF grows the GEOINT community.

We hope you enjoy the videos and podcast interviews featured in this new digital edition of trajectory. It’s our way to connect the community to you, wherever you are.

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ACCELERATING INNOVATION.
ADVANCING SCIENCE.
DELIVERING TRUSTED SOLUTIONS.

Riverside Research continues our mission of advancing scientific research through a not-for-profit open innovation R&D model. Our demonstrated technical excellence offers solutions for your complex GEOINT mission challenges.

FEATURE VIDEO

The Convergence of Commercial Content with AI/ML to Bring Clarity

Black Cape's Abe Usher and percipient.ai's Balan Ayyar provide an overview on current trends in AI/ML ahead of USGIF's Geospatial Community Forum Nov. 16–18.

Unlock the Power of 3D Data

Enview empowers operators and analysts with high-fidelity automated 3D GEOINT to enhance critical decision-making at the point of need. See how we’re working with organizations across the Air Force to deliver rapid, organic 3D GEOINT.

Open Source Intelligence

Q&A with Authenic8’s Federal Program Manager Thom Kaye

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Everyone has their own unique definition of OSINT. But effectively it’s a unique intelligence collection discipline and it provides a multitude of valuable information that could help frame a comprehensive picture to key intelligence questions the community may have.

FEATURE STORY

UAVs in University Research

A massive leap in technology, a decrease in prices and a boon in the availability of open-source platforms to help process the data quickly and cheaply have allowed more widespread adoption of UAV technology.

By Melanie D.G. Kaplan

T-REX: Pushing STEM and GEOINT into the Future

Q&A with Patty Hagan, president and executive director at T-REX

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We are a St. Louis innovation center focused on advanced information technologies, and so the needs of NGA around technologies and hard problems fit into our own mission locally.

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HYPER-LOCAL INFORMATION ABOUT POPULATIONS IN PRIORITY GEOGRAPHIES.

Fraym’s machine-learning models produce high-resolution, location-based data on population characteristics and behaviors. We combine primary surveys and imagery to generate information about people with 1km resolution for 100+ countries.

EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT

The Future of the GEOINT Tradecraft

Meet the 2020 recipients of USGIF Scholarship Awards. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to highly deserving students, from high school to Ph.D. levels.

Advance your mission

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Integrated solutions that support the world's most mission-critical agencies.

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How to Prepare for and Guide Your Organization Through the Next Crisis

Observations from U.S. Federal Agencies’ Responses to COVID-19

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An examination of key themes that played a pivotal role in the response of various federal agencies to COVID-19, focused on leadership, telework preparedness, communications, and systems and processes.

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Maps for a Vaccine Distribution

GIS mapping capabilities are essential to an equitable and speedy distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

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A National Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technologies

New White House strategy outlines ways to protect the nation’s competitive edge in emerging technologies.

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Measuring the Earth’s Magnetic Field

NGA called upon solvers to submit novel approaches to geomagnetic data collection for WMM.

A Call to Action

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Between modernizing the way remote users are handling unclassified information to reimagining training and conferences online, NGA and USGIF, and universities like St. Louis University, are leveraging the pandemic to continue moving forward toward the future.

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Sparkgeo provides geospatial expertise to tech companies.

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