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RGi CTO Chitra Sivanandam featured on Iron Butterfly podcast

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Chitra Sivanandam, shares her story on this week’s podcast episode of Iron Butterfly. Iron Butterfly, co-produced by the Amazing Women of the IC (AWIC) and the National Security Institute, is the first podcast by women that features the stories of women in the intelligence community (IC).

During the podcast, Chitra shares about her journey over the past 25-years as an imaging scientist with the IC and Department of Defense (DoD), and how being comfortable with wacky and unusual ideas has played a vital role in her success. She discusses the importance of people being their whole authentic selves, and how it brings variety and diversity to the table.

Chitra also owns a brewing company, The Craft of Brewing, and she talks about the risk she took to build her brewing company and the time it takes to run it. While she has support from her family, she states that her biggest limiting factor is time, and how a lack of time is partially the value of why Artificial Intelligence (AI) is here. Chitra says, “It’s why [AI] is critical. That’s why we’re making it. That’s why we’re consuming it. We’re going to all buy ourselves back some time.”

The podcast was named “Iron Butterfly” after Eloise Page who worked her way up from a secretary position for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), to a case officer, and later became the first female Chief of Station at CIA. During her career journey, she proudly earned the nickname “Iron Butterfly,” which signifies being a fierce fighter with a core of steel.

Check out Chitra’s Iron Butterfly podcast episode wherever you listed to podcasts: Acast, Apple Podcast, Spotify.

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CEO Stephen Gillotte talks human-machine teaming and the GEOINT workforce

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) CEO Stephen Gillotte will discuss all things artificial intelligence (AI) during the “Mapping AI to the GEOINT Workforce” panel, hosted by MeriTalk and USGIF, on Wednesday, May 27th at 1:30 pm ET.

During the panel, Steve will share his thoughts on the unprecedented opportunity to transform the productivity, capacity, and capability of the GEOINT workforce through human-machine teaming. He’ll weigh in on what skills will be required of tomorrow’s workforce, such as data analytics and critical thinking, as well as what strategies RGi uses to adapt its workforce to AI.

To register for the event, click here.

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RGi names Brian Loggins Director, Business Development and Strategic Growth

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has named Brian Loggins to lead business development and strategic growth. In this capacity, Loggins will drive RGi’s engagement with new and existing C5ISR customers.

Given the tremendous growth we are experiencing in the C5ISR community, we are thrilled to have Brian join our team, said Stephen Gillotte, RGi CEO. “Brian is invested in solving some of today’s tough National Security challenges, such as Cyber Situational Awareness and Understanding, Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and implementing AI/ML technologies into the enterprise to support decision analytics.”

Loggins brings over 30 years of involvement in National Security, with the past 13 years in industry, leading business development and long-range strategic planning focused on DoD, IC, and Cyber. Prior to joining RGi, he led long-range strategic planning in Full Spectrum Cyber and ISR for the cyber and intelligence business at Northrop Grumman. His industry career has followed an impressive 21-year career in the U.S. Army, which culminated as a Lieutenant Colonel and the senior geospatial officer on the Army Staff in the Pentagon.

“I’m committed to helping our government customers achieve mission success,” said Loggins. “We’ll drive forward, building on RGi’s strong geospatial heritage, focused on helping our customers tackle their hardest problems.”

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RGi selected for CIOReview’s 2019 Top 10 Defense Technology Consulting/Services Companies list

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is proud to be recognized by CIOReview Magazine as one of the Top 10 Defense Technology Consulting/Services Companies in 2019. CIOReview’s editorial team selected RGi based on its technological advancements and robust services that bolster national security efforts.

As part of its profile on RGi, CIOReview explains how RGi is visualizing cyber situational awareness and understanding at the tactical level. “We are defining the next generation of geospatial technologies that form the shared language that aligns military efforts in the multi-domain battlespace,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO. The profile further describes how RGi has strategically expanded its offerings to include Cyber Situational Awareness & Understanding, Assured Position, Navigation, & Timing (A-PNT) in austere/hostile environments, and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning (ML) technologies.

To read the full RGi profile in CIOReview Magazine, please click here.

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WashingtonExec talks AI with Stephen Gillotte

In a recent WashingtonExec interview, Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) CEO Stephen Gillotte discussed the current challenges and opportunities of how the government contracting industry partners with the Federal Government to augment human tasks with artificial intelligence (AI).

During the interview, Steve shared his thoughts on the common challenge of low-sample learning, or the ability to teach AI how to solve a problem without having many examples of the solution. According to Steve, “For federal agencies, especially those related to national security, low-sample learning is critical because many of the high-impact problems have few examples either because the events occur infrequently or staffing people to collect large numbers of examples is prohibitively expensive.”

Another big hurdle is around finding the right talent. “The number of [data scientists and machine learning experts] with both the expertise and the necessary clearances is small,” Steve said. “GovCon firms need to be ready to retrain existing staff and work with colleges and universities to identify future AI leaders.”

As for the abundance of future opportunities, Steve commented: “In my opinion, your data is always trying to tell you something; you just need to learn how to listen.”

To read the full article, visit the WashingtonExec website.