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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.

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Stephen Gillotte joins Reston Children’s Center Board of Directors

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is proud to announce that our CEO, Stephen Gillotte, has been named to the Reston Children’s Center’s (RCC’s) Board of Directors.

The RCC is a non-profit community program serving the developmental and educational needs of children and providing support systems for families. While in this role, Steve will provide strategic planning and financial guidance to help the organization promote innovative learning opportunities while maintaining high standards of education for all children.

Thanks for your ongoing commitment to education, Steve!

To learn more about the RCC, visit www.restonchildren.org

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RGi enters into Cyber-focused CRADA with US Army C5ISR Center

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army’s Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center (C5ISR Center) to collaborate on Research and Development (R&D) projects.

The CRADA’s objective is to jointly develop C5ISR concepts, techniques, technologies, and software to enhance U.S. Army Mission Command software.

“RGi is working hard to develop technologies that enhance commander and staff understanding of the impacts of the cyber domain on missions and ongoing operations,” said RGi CEO, Stephen Gillotte. “Our joint mission through this CRADA is to develop and transition innovative Mission Command software capabilities to soldiers.”

As part of the CRADA, RGi will provide technical perspectives and expertise in the development of Artificial Intelligence, Autonomy, or Machine Learning (AIAML) software to support C5ISR projects, including new algorithms, methods, and techniques to increase the effectiveness of Mission Command software. These efforts are in line with RGi’s R&D efforts that include: 1) Tactical Cyber C2 enabled via Situational Awareness & Understanding, 2) Computer vision at collection scale achieved via Machine Learning algorithms, and 3) Future Tactical Operations Center supporting conflicts with near-peer adversaries.

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RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte named a finalist for WashingtonExec’s Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year award

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc.’s (RGi’s®) Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Gillotte, was named as a finalist for the WashingtonExec “Intelligence Industry Executive of the Year” Pinnacle Award.

The Pinnacle Awards honor mission-focused industry executives who work every day to put the technological needs of the nation first by fostering innovation for federal clients.

See the full list of Pinnacle Award finalists here. Winners of each category will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner on October 31, 2019.

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RGi names Brian Loggins Director, Business Development and Strategic Growth

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) has named Brian Loggins to lead business development and strategic growth. In this capacity, Loggins will drive RGi’s engagement with new and existing C5ISR customers.

Given the tremendous growth we are experiencing in the C5ISR community, we are thrilled to have Brian join our team, said Stephen Gillotte, RGi CEO. “Brian is invested in solving some of today’s tough National Security challenges, such as Cyber Situational Awareness and Understanding, Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) and implementing AI/ML technologies into the enterprise to support decision analytics.”

Loggins brings over 30 years of involvement in National Security, with the past 13 years in industry, leading business development and long-range strategic planning focused on DoD, IC, and Cyber. Prior to joining RGi, he led long-range strategic planning in Full Spectrum Cyber and ISR for the cyber and intelligence business at Northrop Grumman. His industry career has followed an impressive 21-year career in the U.S. Army, which culminated as a Lieutenant Colonel and the senior geospatial officer on the Army Staff in the Pentagon.

“I’m committed to helping our government customers achieve mission success,” said Loggins. “We’ll drive forward, building on RGi’s strong geospatial heritage, focused on helping our customers tackle their hardest problems.”

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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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RGi names Sidney Medford Chief Operating Officer

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) announced that Sidney Medford will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), a new position within RGi, in order to manage RGi’s rapidly expanding business, execute on the company’s three-year strategy, and build external alliances and strategic relationships.

“Sidney is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers results,” said Stephen Gillotte, CEO, RGi. “I have tremendous confidence in Sid’s ability to create operational excellence while providing the foundation for our next round of growth.”

Prior to this appointment, Medford was responsible for the Capture and Program Management of RGi’s Defense, Intelligence and Federal business clients, ensuring customer mission goals are achieved.

“RGi’s mission has never been more compelling; we exist to create an immediate impact for our nation’s soldiers and analysts,” said Medford, COO. “I am incredibly energized to help lead the company to its next phase of innovation and growth.”

Medford joined RGi in 2014 from TASC, where she was a Capture Executive leading strategic corporate captures in the Intelligence Community through all phases of the capture life cycle. She had responsibility for Advisory & Assistance Services that provided critical decision solutions in the areas of systems engineering, program management, financial management, cost estimating and risk analysis, independent cost estimates, POM Development and Program Analysis support and Acquisition services support to the Intelligence Community, the DoD and Civil agencies across the Federal government.

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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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2nd annual RGi Scholarship awarded to Kevin Mercy

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is honored to announce that Kevin Mercy has been selected as the recipient of the 2nd annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, given in partnership with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Kevin is a senior at the University of Southern California (USC) where he is on track to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeology, with a double minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence and Computer Programming in 2020. In one of his stellar recommendation letters, Kevin’s professor described him as “the textbook definition of a self-starter,” and someone who “epitomizes our nation’s calling for the dedicated and inquisitive learner.”

For the past several months, Kevin has worked with The Aerospace Corporation and the USC Spatial Sciences Institute to create open source 3D GIS data service and analytic platforms that will help organizations to store, serve, and analyze 3D data, which is a wide-spread issue within the GEOINT community. In his spare time, Kevin serves as a board member of The Canterbury USC Foundation, where he helps run a hot meal food ministry program on USC’s campus for underprivileged college students that serves approximately 100 meals each week during the academic year.

“I am thrilled to have Kevin as our 2019 RGi Scholarship recipient,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “He is the perfect composite of engineer, scientist, and humanist, which directly aligns with the core values of our company. I look forward to his many contributions to the GEOINT community and our nation.”

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The 2020 Scholarship Program will open in November 2019.