RGi named a top Predictive Analytics company by Data Magazine

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is proud to be recognized as one of the Most Innovative Predictive Analytics Companies in Virginia by Data Magazine, a publication focused on the latest innovations, breakthroughs and companies across the data and analytical industries.

Featured companies were selected based on exceptional performance in Innovation, Growth and Growth Strategy, Management, and Societal Impact.

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RGi to lead geospatial AI for US Army

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was selected by the US Army Geospatial Center (AGC) to develop prototypes and advanced capabilities to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize workflows and geospatial production for a number of geospatially-relevant missions to include surveying, surveillance, and reconnaissance, among others. The single-award Geospatial Artificial Intelligence (GeoAI) contract will provide enriched and meaningful insights that will lead to more informed, accurate, and timely decisions during combat operations.

Under this multi-year contract, RGi will demonstrate next generation geospatial analytical tools for 3D complex environments applicable to low echelon and tactical edge exploitation. RGi will also develop spatially explicit AI algorithms, tools and techniques to enable common soldier tasks such as damage extent to roads and structures, quantifying displaced earth, and movement of persons and equipment.

“RGi is excited to expand our partnership with the Army by deploying mission-focused AI that will protect soldiers and boost mission effectiveness,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO.

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

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RGi expands AI capabilities with new prime contract supporting the DoD

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) recently won a DoD prime contract to perform data science and artificial intelligence (AI) experiments utilizing PyTorch, ArcPy, and TensorFlow, among other data science, machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) tools.

Our developers will blend geospatial analysis understanding with data engineering skills to deliver sophisticated DataOps and MLOps pipelines and prototypes to advance our ability to perform complex spatial and temporal analysis. We will optimize and improve techniques for image and vector data analysis utilizing ML/DL to support classification, feature extraction, object detection, conflation, prediction, and metadata analysis to name a few.

“I am excited to see our developers and data scientists build upon our AI/ML capabilities, with a focus on structured thinking to support data-driven problem solving and AI explainability,” said Chitra Sivanandam, RGi CTO. “Developing and utilizing AI across wide mission sets is itself an interesting optimization problem.”

At RGi, we understand how AI and automation can accelerate our nation’s security in traditional or asymmetric warfare and eagerly support our customers in these complex and critical missions.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte named to INSA Advisory Committee

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is pleased to announce that our CEO, Stephen Gillotte, has joined The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Advisory Committee.

The INSA Advisory Committee is a group of select leaders from across the private, public and academic sectors of INSA’s membership. The Committee advises the president and staff on how INSA can best accomplish its mission and support the intelligence and national security communities.

“It’s an honor to join this esteemed group of leaders,” said Stephen. “I look forward to sharing my experiences and insights as we continue to drive innovation forward throughout the IC and Defense communities.”

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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.

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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 The 2022 Scholarship Program will open in November 2021.


RGi wins NGA contract for Cloud-Based Software Development services

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Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) was recently selected to provide software engineering support to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). This project will provide valuable cloud-based software development expertise, integrating best-of-breed COTS, GOTS, and Open-Source applications to meet their highly demanding mission.

Specifically, RGi professionals will provide expertise in the development of a private cloud platform and integrating government-provided streaming data, contractor-procured data sources, analytics, and other tools and techniques into a fused environment hosted on the platform. The resulting system will leverage raw open source, derived, proprietary, and classified data to provide near-real time anomaly detection, event correlation, and predictive insights, increasing the warfighter’s ability to more rapidly make informed decisions on the battlefield.


Stephen Gillotte featured in Virginia Tech’s “50 for 50” celebration

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Stephen Gillotte, CEO of Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) and a Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) graduate, was recently chosen as one of 50 alumni featured in the Virginia Tech Computer Science (CS) Department’s 50th anniversary celebration. The “50 for 50” spotlights seek to showcase CS alumni who are industry leaders while inspiring the Hokie leaders of tomorrow.

Within the spotlight, Steve discusses the early stages of his technology career, which began in the third grade when he discovered the GW Basic interpreter and taught himself to program, as well as the path he took that led him to found RGi on his 30th birthday.

Steve also talks about how the CS Department helped equip him for running a successful small business by allowing him to focus on interdisciplinary skills, such as public speaking and the ability to communicate technology information to the outside world effectively.

To read Steve’s “50 for 50” spotlight, click here.


RGi offers 4th annual $10,000 scholarship

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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 The deadline to apply for the RGi Scholarship is May 16, 2021.

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


Chitra Sivanandam joins RGi Executive Team as Chief Technology Officer

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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.

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