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July 2, 2013
USGIF Opens Nomination Period for Annual Awards Program

Herndon,Va., June 21, 2013—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program. The USGIF Awards Program recognizes the exceptional work of individuals in the geospatial intelligence tradecraft. Work is acknowledged for intelligence achievement, including government, military, industry, administrative support, academic

Achievement and academic research.

Anyone involved with the geospatial intelligence community may apply or

Nominate someone or a team for an award. Applications can be downloaded at The deadline for award nominations is 5 p.m. EST Friday, August 30.

“This year will mark the 10th year USGIF has proudly recognized individuals

and teams for their outstanding accomplishments and service in support of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft,” said Kevin Jackson, USGIF Awards Subcommittee

Chair. “Take a moment to reflect on the people around you, who deserve to be recognized by their peers at this premiere event. The nomination process is simple and the reward is priceless.”

Those selected for these awards receive free registration to the GEOINT 2013 Symposium where their achievements are acknowledged on stage during the

general session, in the program guide, on USGIF’s multiple websites, and

in press releases and news articles.

“Since the beginning of our awards program, we have seen a steady rise in

the number and quality of submissions,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “It’s

incredibly important that we take this annual opportunity to appropriately recognize those who have distinguished themselves in our community by

their hard work, dedication and uniquely valuable contributions.”

Last year’s winners included:

• Academic Achievement—Geographic Information Systems program, Washington


• Academic Research Achievement—Center for Geospatial Intelligence, George Mason University

• Administrative Support Achievement—Helen “DeeDee” Demes, The SI Organization

• Government Achievement—Humanitarian Information Unit, U.S.

Department of State

• Industry Achievement—Satellite Sentinel Project, DigitalGlobe

• Military Achievement—U.S. Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command


USGIF is a non‐profit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address

national security challenges. For more information, please visit

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