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RGi lands Topographic Data Discovery prime contract with NGA

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was selected by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide the development and integration of metrics-based search and discovery to the growing volume and variety of topographic information. The single-award Topographic Data Discovery contract will enable higher utilization, greater effectiveness, and increased usability of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) data holdings for NGA Analysts.

NGA’s mission success is critically dependent on managing GEOINT data as an asset with the ability to search, discover, protect, and access that information. Under this multi-year contract, RGi will support the mission by creating and integrating data automation capabilities that will expedite the delivery of user-centric software applications and modernize GEOINT tools for GEOINT Analysts. RGi will also develop metrics that baseline topographic features, and build a searchable system that will recommend products for a user based on their specific criteria.

“RGi is excited to expand our partnership with NGA to help advance data automation goals for the foundation GEOINT mission,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO. “We’re ready to deliver a higher level of clarity, accessibility, and usability for the NGA customer community.”

The contract’s scope includes data science, AI/ML, research and development, and software engineering solutions.

To join our team of do’ers and start making an impact, visit https://careers-rgi-corp.icims.com.

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4th annual RGi Scholarship awarded to Adrian Seemangal!

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is pleased to announce that Adrian Seemangal has been selected as the recipient of our 4th annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, given in partnership with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Adrian is a junior at The University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, where he is majoring in Geographical Sciences and minoring in Russian Studies.

He first became interested in geospatial sciences through remote sensing, as he was fascinated by the concept of using false-color imagery to reveal information that our eyes cannot see. Upon joining UMD’s geography program, other aspects of geospatial sciences, such as GIS and spatial data science, also captivated him. More recently as an Analytic Methodologist Intern for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), he applied expertise in scientific analysis techniques to inform analysts on various quantitative methods they can use to solve GEOINT issues.

“Adrian is the perfect student to receive our RGi Scholarship, said RGi CEO, Stephen Gillotte. “He’s an advanced thinker who sees a challenge and is excited to create solutions. He’s a leader, a problem-solver, and he’s in it for the greater good. He’s also a martial arts instructor…Adrian does it all! I’m thrilled to have him in our RGi family.”

Adrian’s personal research interests include drone LIDAR mapping, and using artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) for remote sensing. Outside of his educational and professional work, Adrian does undergraduate research in spatial ecology for UMD’s Bill Fagan Lab, and serves as the Vice President of Flower STEM, a club dedicated to showcasing creativity within STEM fields.

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit https://usgif.org/usgif-scholarship-program/. The 2022 Scholarship Program will open in November 2021.

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RGi names Brian Loggins as Chief Growth Officer

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is excited to announce the creation of a new Chief Growth Officer (CGO) position, naming Brian Loggins as the inaugural CGO. Brian’s focus will be on leading all business development efforts and the corporate strategy to drive the company’s growth in GEOINT, AI/ML, and C5ISR.

Brian joined RGi in 2019 and has served as the company’s Director of Business Development and Strategic Growth, leading RGi’s Business Development, Capture and Proposal functions.

“Brian is perfect for this new role, given his proven leadership and demonstrated track record leading and winning major contracts across federal agencies in his extended career,” said Stephen Gillotte, RGi’s CEO. “These are exciting times for RGi, and under Brian’s leadership we are transforming our business and accelerating the expansion and growth of our company.”

Prior to joining RGi, Brian held several leadership positions at Northrop Grumman after serving in the U.S. Army for 21 years in various command and staff positions.

“I am excited to take on this new role and usher RGi into a period of accelerated growth,” said Loggins. “I look forward to expanding RGi’s impact within the Defense and Intelligence communities through our innovative, mission-focused solutions.”

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Reinventing Geospatial launches new website focusing on ‘The Why Behind RGi’

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is excited to announce the launch of our new website, which offers visitors greater insights into our uniquely fun and downright amazing company.

Our new site features information on The Why Behind RGi, the Life Experience we give to RGi’ers, and our Social Impact programs, as well as how we work incredibly hard to help our customers achieve mission success.

“We are thrilled to debut our new website and share more about who we are as a company and what’s important to us,” said Sidney Medford, RGi’s COO. “I hope visitors will experience our passion for making work fun and meaningful while driving the GEOINT community forward.”

To check it out, visit www.rgi-corp.com and be sure to give us your feedback!

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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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2nd annual RGi Scholarship awarded to Kevin Mercy

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is honored to announce that Kevin Mercy has been selected as the recipient of the 2nd annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, given in partnership with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Kevin is a senior at the University of Southern California (USC) where he is on track to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeology, with a double minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence and Computer Programming in 2020. In one of his stellar recommendation letters, Kevin’s professor described him as “the textbook definition of a self-starter,” and someone who “epitomizes our nation’s calling for the dedicated and inquisitive learner.”

For the past several months, Kevin has worked with The Aerospace Corporation and the USC Spatial Sciences Institute to create open source 3D GIS data service and analytic platforms that will help organizations to store, serve, and analyze 3D data, which is a wide-spread issue within the GEOINT community. In his spare time, Kevin serves as a board member of The Canterbury USC Foundation, where he helps run a hot meal food ministry program on USC’s campus for underprivileged college students that serves approximately 100 meals each week during the academic year.

“I am thrilled to have Kevin as our 2019 RGi Scholarship recipient,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “He is the perfect composite of engineer, scientist, and humanist, which directly aligns with the core values of our company. I look forward to his many contributions to the GEOINT community and our nation.”

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit https://usgif.org/usgif-scholarship-program/. The 2020 Scholarship Program will open in November 2019.

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Connect with RGi at the 2018 GEOINT Symposium

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is excited to participate in the 2018 GEOINT Symposium taking place on April 22-25 in Tampa, Florida. Hosted by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), the GEOINT Symposium connects the defense, intelligence and homeland security communities to share best practices and uncover the latest developments from government, military and private-sector leaders.

RGi’ers Stephen Gillotte, Sidney Medford, Mike Lee, Steven Lander, Daniel Maso, Becky Elstad and Joseph Svrcek are all attending the event to learn from leading experts and network with industry colleagues and friends. Look for our team in Tampa!

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RGi partners with USGIF to offer $10,000 needs-based scholarship

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has partnered with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to offer a new award as part of its 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program.

The $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering will be awarded to an undergraduate who demonstrates financial need and is interested in or studying both the engineering and geospatial disciplines.

“RGi has a long history of supporting student growth and development, and we are thrilled to continue these efforts with USGIF through an annual RGi scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “We need to continue to build a diverse base of students who are passionate about the future of GEOINT.”

Every year, USGIF awards scholarships of various amounts to exceptional students studying the geospatial sciences and related fields. In total, USGIF has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships since the program began in 2004. “USGIF and RGi have partnered to recognize and support those students with a geospatial and engineering background who are committed to becoming competitive in this market,” said USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. Camelia Kantor.

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit https://usgif.org/usgif-scholarship-program/. The deadline to apply for the RGi Scholarship is February 26.

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RGi supports Hurricane Maria relief efforts

The 2017 Hurricane Maria was the tenth most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, causing catastrophic damage and a major humanitarian crisis in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Two months later, less than half of Puerto Rico has access to basic services such as electricity, many are still without potable water, and communications are limited with cellular service interrupted.

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is committed to helping relief organizations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin islands, and has made a corporate donation to the American Red Cross on behalf of our friends at the American Geographical Society (AGS). In addition, RGi supplied a new portable generator to a fellow GEOINT community member whose family remains without reliable access to electricity.

For more information on Hurricane Maria and how you can help support disaster relief, please click here.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte advises UMD grad students on GEOINT careers

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc’s (RGi’s®) CEO Stephen Gillotte presented to a group of University of Maryland’s (UMD) Center for Geospatial Information Science graduate students on geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) careers in the Defense and Intelligence space.

Steve’s discussion with the students centered around what career options students have both pre- and post-graduation, including roles within academia, government contracting and direct government employment. Steve shared his own personal story of how he took his passion for GEOINT and created a company in RGi that works with numerous Defense, Intelligence and Federal agencies to make an Immediate ImpactTM on the safety and security of our nation.

While still in its first year as a Masters-level program, the UMD GEOINT program expects a surge in enrollment given the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area has one of the highest concentrations of GEOINT jobs in the United States.  For more information on the UMD GEOINT program, click here.