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RGi offers 4th annual $10,000 scholarship

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has partnered with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to offer its fourth annual scholarship as part of the 2021 USGIF Scholarship Program.

The $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering will be awarded to an undergraduate who is committed to becoming competitive and constructive in the geospatial and engineering disciplines.

“RGi has a long history of supporting students, and we are thrilled to continue these efforts with USGIF through our annual RGi Scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte.

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 $1.4 million in scholarships since the program began in 2004.

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 May 16, 2021.

For information on the 2020 RGi Scholarship recipient, click here.

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Chitra Sivanandam joins RGi Executive Team as Chief Technology Officer

FAIRFAX, April 19, 2021 /PR Newswire/ — Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is thrilled to announce Chitra Sivanandam as our Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

As CTO, Chitra will oversee RGi’s data science, AI/ML, and cyber situational awareness & understanding vision, strategy, and direction while working with the community to support our contracted and internal research and development (R&D) efforts. She will be responsible for driving our technology forward, inspiring and growing RGi’s engineering team, and delivering innovative technical solutions that provide an immediate impact to our Defense and Intelligence customers.

“Given Chitra’s proven track record within AI/ML, Mission Applications, and Data Science, she will enhance RGi’s position as an innovative, technology-first firm, and energize our entire company around our technical abilities and offerings,” said Stephen Gillotte, RGi CEO.

Chitra brings a wealth of experience by previously serving in various executive-level technology capacities at SAIC, Raytheon (formerly Blackbird Technologies), Exelis, and In-Q-Tel, where she developed and maintained the roadmap and strategy for analysis and analytic platform capabilities, as well as the AI strategy and path forward, including Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, as well as Modeling and Simulation capabilities and High Performance Computing analytics. Chitra holds an MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, a B.S. in Imaging Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a recent recipient of the AI Executive of the Year award from WashingtonExec.

Chitra’s technical expertise won’t be outshined by her creative talents, as she is also a founder of The Craft of Brewing, a small craft brewery with brew-on-premise capabilities in Ashburn, VA. When she’s not making an impact for RGi’s customers, she’ll likely be at the brewery grabbing a beer and discussing grains, hops, or the latest in computer vision algorithms.

“What excites me the most about RGi is the company’s passion, culture and intellectual curiosity to solve our customers’ toughest problems,” said Chitra. “I’m fortunate to be able to lead and grow with this talented team.”

“Chitra is a high-energy person who is eager to help propel RGi into our next phase of growth while ensuring we remain a go-to firm for top talent,” said Sidney Medford, RGi COO.

For more information on RGi, please visit rgi-corp.com.

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RGi offers 3rd annual $10,000 needs-based scholarship

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has again partnered with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to offer its third annual scholarship as part of the 2020 USGIF Scholarship Program.

The $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering will be awarded to an undergraduate who demonstrates financial need and is committed to becoming competitive and constructive in the geospatial and engineering disciplines.

“RGi has a long history of supporting students, and we are thrilled to continue these efforts with USGIF through our annual RGi Scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “Now more than ever, 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 $1.3 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 VP of Academic Affairs Dr. Camelia Kantor.

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The deadline to apply for the RGi Scholarship is May 15, 2020.

For information on the 2019 RGi Scholarship recipient, click here.

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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.

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1st annual RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering awarded

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

David is a senior at Northwest Missouri State University, where he is on track to graduate with a degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in 2019. In his application essay, David wrote: “I have grown passionate [for] integrating data and technologies along with research and development, falling very much in line [with] my ultimate goal of working for a humanitarian relief or disaster response organization, where I am able to impact human lives while making data more open and accessible.”

For the past several years, David has served as a volunteer with the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS (NAPSG) Foundation’s Search & Rescue GIS Working Group, where he was an integral member of the disaster response team during the 2017 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. As part of his work with NAPSG during the hurricanes, David provided technical support and developed innovative solutions to challenges facing first responders on the ground in Puerto Rico, including support with transportation information and data integration across disparate crowdsourced data efforts.

“David is the perfect recipient of the first-ever RGi Scholarship,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “We’re thrilled with both his scholastic achievements and his humanitarian focus, and can’t wait to see how he continues to contribute to the future of GEOINT.”

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The 2019 Scholarship Program will open in November 2018.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte joins USGIF Academic Advisory Board

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is proud to announce that our CEO, Stephen Gillotte, has been named to the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation’s (USGIF’s) Academic Advisory Board (AAB).

While in this role, Steve will provide insight and oversight to help steer USGIF and the GEOINT educational community towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, professional, and innovative approaches. As a Board member, he will also ensure the USGIF’s accredited undergraduate and graduate academic programs are growing, recognized, forward-looking, and are achieving a standard of excellence in the GEOINT field.

Thanks for your ongoing commitment to education, Steve!

To learn more, visit the USGIF AAB webpage.

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NOVA Chamber names Stephen Gillotte 2018 Emerging Influential of the Year

As part of its annual Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce named RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte as the 2018 Emerging Influential of the Year.

This prestigious award recognizes an exceptional leader who embodies how business success and community involvement go hand-in-hand to impact the DC metro region.

“I’ve always believed that community involvement is not a spectator sport,” said Steve. “Creating an immediate impact in the neighborhoods where we live, socialize, work, and play is a top priority for myself and all RGi’ers.”

Steve’s contributions range from establishing RGi’s Power Pack Program (P3) in partnership with Food For Others, to leading by example with RGi’s involvement with the Hypothermia Prevention and Response Program, to creating an RGi Community Grant Program – all benefitting local communities.

Along with Steve’s award, RGi received second place for the Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year award in the Small Business category for its above-and-beyond corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts. More than 30 RGi’ers, friends, and family members contributed to the various RGi programs during the past two years, creating an immediate and lasting impact in our local communities.

For more information on the Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Awards or to see the full list of winners, visit http://www.novachamber.org/occa-winners-press-release-2018.html.

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AFCEA recognizes Stephen Gillotte with 40 Under 40 Award

Selected from a field of global nominees, Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) CEO Stephen Gillotte has been chosen as one of AFCEA International’s 40 Under 40 Award winners. An AFCEA executive board chose Steve based on the technical accomplishments in his career, and his significant contributions to clients through the use of innovation and thought leadership in a STEM field.

Winners will be recognized on May 16, 2018 as part of AFCEA’s Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore, MD. Additional information about AFCEA’s 40 Under 40 Award and a list of winners is available on the AFCEA website.

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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 usgif.org/education/scholarships. The deadline to apply for the RGi Scholarship is February 26.