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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 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.

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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.

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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 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

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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.

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

Read the original article from PR Newswire here.

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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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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte to lead Open Mapping panel at FedGeoDay

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is a proud sponsor of the 2020 FedGeoDay event being held online June 11-12, where RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte will lead an Open Mapping for Program Success panel at 9:45 am on day 1. During the panel, Steve will guide the panelists through a discussion on the benefits and challenges of an open ecosystem approach versus a proprietary or hybrid solution. He’ll also tackle some of the myths of both policy and technology, and offer perspectives on how the audience can get involved in supporting decision making.

To register: fedgeo.us

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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 forms partnership with T-REX, joins Geospatial Advisory Committee

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) formed a new partnership with T-REX, the downtown St. Louis technology innovation center.

T-REX operates an early-stage advanced IT startup incubator, hosts an Innovation Conference Center, and leads strategic initiatives to foster economic growth through advanced information technologies.

As part of the new partnership, RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte will join the Geospatial Advisory Committee to help direct the center’s activities, mission, goal, and objectives.

“Our work with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and other partners has been pointing us further west for years,” said Gillotte. “It feels great to establish our footprint in St. Louis while supporting so many innovative, entrepreneurial efforts.”

For more information about T-REX, visit www.downtowntrex.org.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte talks Cyber SA/SU at Geography2050

Visualizing cyber situational awareness and understanding at scale and at the tactical level is a critical component to providing future Soldiers with the concepts and capabilities needed to ensure over-match and over-dominance by our military.

During last week’s Geography2050 Symposium, hosted by the American Geographical Society, Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) CEO Stephen Gillotte presented RGi’s research into how geospatial is the shared language® to communicate situational awareness leading to effective Command and Control (C2) and a common situational understanding of the multi-domain battlespace.