USGIF Launches Universal GEOINT Certification Program

USGIF officially launched its Universal GEOINT Certification Program Monday at GEOINT 2016.

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USGIF officially launched its Universal GEOINT Certification Program Monday at GEOINT 2016. USGIF’s certification program—available to U.S. and international GEOINT practitioners across industry, military, academia, and government— includes three exams: GIS and Analysis Tools, Remote Sensing and Imagery Analysis, and Geospatial Data Management.

Each of the three exams and subsequent certifications are valuable as standalone credentials. However, GEOINT practitioners who earn and maintain all three USGIF certifications simultaneously will be eligible to apply for USGIF’s overarching Universal GEOINT Professional (UGP) designation.

USGIF announced Monday the six practitioners who achieved the UGP designation during the program’s pilot testing phase. The first UGP recipients are: Talbot Brooks, Stewart Bruce, Chris Johnson, Angel Martinez, Christopher Stahl, and Lt. Col. Michael Wood.

Visit the USGIF website to learn more.

Opening Up the NRO

During a 30-minute presentation, Pete Muend, director of NRO’s Commercial Systems Program Office, showcased intelligence products made possible by commercial imagery and shared NRO’s biggest challenges.

Focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

With the threats faced by the nation, we can’t afford to have anyone sitting at the table quiet. We need to hear from everyone now, we need every perspective, every insight, as soon as possible.

Laying Foundations

During a keynote address Monday at GEOINT 2022, outgoing NGA Director Vice Admiral Robert Sharp illustrated and emphasized the many ways in which GEOINT is “The Foundation of Intelligence.”