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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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RGi CTO Chitra Sivanandam featured on Iron Butterfly podcast

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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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.

Read the original article from PR Newswire here.

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RGi to provide intelligence analysis for the Department of Defense

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was recently selected to provide GIS analytic expertise in support of National Security.

RGi will support the DoD with the implementation of a geographic information system and provide onsite technical expertise to design and develop web-enabled GIS applications and provide analysis of the underlying intelligence information. This effort also includes data processing and geo-enabling their legacy enterprise databases, building mobile workflows and applications, and producing strategic and tactical products, all leading to a safer, more secure situational awareness capability for key decision makers.

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RGi wins new contract to provide geospatial and software engineering support

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has been selected to provide geospatial analysis and software development support for a national security customer. Under this contract, RGi provides geospatial, dashboard, data visualization, and software engineering expertise to missions and operations across the customer’s mission area. Our work also includes a variety of GIS analysis and engineering tasks and activities, including:

  • Design and implementation of new applications
  • Design of new mission specific data visualization techniques and applications
  • Comprehensive analysis of disparate near-real time data feeds in support of mission operations and decision making
  • Geospatial database management expertise
  • Development of geospatial products, including reports, statistical analyses, cartographic layouts, infographics, and dashboards
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RGi named a Best Place to Work in Virginia

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has been named a 2021 Best Place to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine and Best Companies Group.

This award recognizes companies that go beyond the norm to foster an exceptional life experience for employees. Companies are judged based on the results of an anonymous third-party employee survey that evaluates factors such as leadership and planning, corporate culture and communication, role satisfaction, work environment, training and benefits, and overall engagement.

RGi is always looking for smart, energetic people to join our growing team. For more information on job openings, visit https://careers-rgi-corp.icims.com/  

Learn more about the Best Places to Work in Virginia award and see the full list of winners here.

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

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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RGi’ers sort and pack a record 2,500 food packs for children in need

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) partnership with Food For Others and its Power Pack Program (P3) continues to grow, as a group of RGi’ers recently spent an afternoon volunteering at the organization’s warehouse in Fairfax, VA.

Our RGi volunteers helped sort, quality check and pack more than 2,500 P3 packs that will go to young students in the community who are at risk of hunger between school meals. Each P3 pack contains two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snacks, and two drinks.

Separate from this event and since 2017, RGi has donated, packed, and delivered more than 3,000 P3 packs, representing more than 4 tons of food.

“Creating an immediate impact in our community is an important part of our mission,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “I’m thrilled to continue our support of Food For Others and their role in helping students focus on their education and not their hunger.”

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RGi surpasses 2,000 food pack donation milestone for children in need

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) recently completed its 13th Power Pack Program (P3) volunteer event, producing 180 P3 packs for elementary school children in need. Since 2017, RGi has donated, packed, and delivered 2,016 P3 packs, representing more than 3 tons of food. These P3 packs allow students to focus on their education and not their hunger.

The P3 program, run by Food For Others, is designed to provide food to young students in our community who may be at risk of hunger between school meals. Each pack contains two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snack items, and two drinks.

“The work that Food For Others does to help children is critical to both their well-being and their education,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO of RGi. “RGi is proud to support this important mission and create an immediate impact in the lives of students.”