United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Welcomes New Members

Oak Hill, VA - September 10, 2004 -- The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) today welcomed 13 sustaining members including ALPHATECH, Inc., Intergraph Services Company, Mainstay Software Corporation, MetaCarta, Inc., The MITRE Corporation, NAVTEQ, Network Appliance (NASDAQ:NTAP), NJVC, LLC, Observera, Inc., ORBIMAGE, Inc., Photon Research Associates, Inc., Rosettex Technology & Ventures Group, and Sensor Systems, Inc. The addition of these new organizations brings the total number of USGIF sustaining members to 45 and further solidifies the Foundation's ability to serve all members of the geospatial intelligence community.

"We are very pleased to welcome all of our new members into the Foundation," said K. Stuart Shea, chairman of the board of directors, USGIF. "The addition of these new members reinforces our mission of promoting the tradecraft and to collaborate on the execution of a national geospatial intelligence agenda. Moreover, we are particularly excited by the breadth of organizations that are now benefiting from becoming part of the USGIF. Our recent growth includes developers of exquisite technologies, professional services firms, commercial imaging providers, and systems integrators. Together, they represent the broad array of providers in the geospatial intelligence community."

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is a Virginia-based nonstock, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academic and professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.usgif.org.

The USGIF will host a national GEOINT 2004 symposium October 12-14 in New Orleans, at which key members of the geospatial intelligence community are expected to attend and exhibit. The symposium will assess how geospatial technologies can further the national security agenda. For more information on GEOINT 2004, visit www.geoint2004.com.


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