USGIF Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Defense and Intelligence Community Achievement

HERNDON, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—June 19, 2008— The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is now accepting nominations for the 2008 Awards Program. Applications can be found at All submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. EST on Friday Aug. 15.

Members of the community at-large are encouraged to nominate colleagues as well as their own work for recognition of outstanding efforts in advancing the tradecraft and supporting the mission. Each year, the USGIF Awards Program acknowledges the accomplishments of industry, academia, government and military with multiple awards in its three awards categories.

The Geospatial Intelligence Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the tradecraft by an individual or team from the military, government and industry sectors.

The Geospatial Academic Achievement Award commends the achievements of a top graduate of a nationally recognized geospatial intelligence academic program as well as an organization that demonstrates the top geospatial intelligence program or project.

The USGIF Lifetime Achievement Award is presented, upon selection by the USGIF Board of Directors, to someone who has dedicated much of his or her work to the tradecraft.

Last years winners include the Honorable James R. Clapper Jr. (Lifetime Achievement); Gabriella Farris of the Geospatial-Intelligence Training Program (Academic Achievement); Dr. Swen Johnson of Socio-Cultural Intelligence Analysis Inc. (Academic Research); the Space and Naval Systems Warfare Command C4I Support Team (Military Achievement Award); the Defense Intelligence Agencys Missile and Space Intelligence Center (Government Achievement); and Matt OConnell (Industry Achievement).

USGIF is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational foundation dedicated to promoting the tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence data to address national security objectives.


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