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MDA’s Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess Receive GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Tickets

Natalii Pitts and Marisa Hess, both geospatial analysts in our Gaithersburg, MD location, were selected to participate in the USGIF Young Professionals program at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium being held from June 4-7 in San Antonio, Texas. They are among 25 individuals from throughout the country to receive complimentary registration to the conference as well as to special young professionals’ programming including private networking events, luncheons with government seniors, and admission to the chairman’s reception.

Each year, USGIF and its Young Professionals Group offers young professionals the opportunity to apply for free registration and a special program at the symposium. The GEOINT 2017 Symposium Golden Ticket Program is a chance for those 35 years old and under or with five or less years of experience in the GEOINT community to experience the GEOINT Symposium.

If you see Natalii and Marisa, be sure to congratulate them!


MDA will be at the 33rd Space Symposium

MDA  will be exhibiting at the upcoming 33rd Space Symposium April 3-6 in Colorado Springs, CO. The Space Symposium brings together industry leaders from around the world, featuring the latest technology, products and services. Stop by Booth Number 235 to learn more about our products and services. Our satellite manufacturing division, Space Systems Loral (SSL) will also be there. We hope to see you!

Learn more about the conference!

Look for us next week at the ASPRS Imaging and Geospatial Technology Forum (IGTF)

Representatives from MDA will be attending IGTF 2017 in Baltimore from March 12 - 16. If you are planning on attending, be sure to make room in your schedule to attend the following sessions with presentations by staff members Mary Latiolais, Mihir Data, Francois Smith, and Marissa Hess.

Title  Presenter Time/Location

Session Title: "Urban Analysis: Solar Thermal and Density 

Presentation Title:  "Assessing 25 Years of Urban Density Changes in the U.S."  

Mary Latiolais
Moderated by
Brooke Hatcher 

March 14, Tuesday  10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 8   

Session Title:  "Remote sensing image quality and enhancement" 
Presentation Title:  "A Comparison of Atmospheric Correction Methods Using
Three Separate Platforms to Optimize Imagery Analysis Products

 Mihir Datta 
Francois Smith

March 15Wednesday   10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 1 

Session Title: "Wetland mapping and coastal bathymetry" 
Presentation Title:  "Optimization of Multi-date Strategies for Calculating
Bathymetry Using Landsat Imagery

Marisa Hess
Francois Smith 

March 16, Thursday  10:00 am
Room:  Grand Ballroom 2 


Here's a link to learn more about the conference!

MDA nominates John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award

MDA nominated John Lemke for the 2017 Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award. AFCEA established this new award to highlight young members who have made a "significant contribution to supporting their organization or client through the use of information technology (IT) or providing innovation and thought leadership in a technical STEM field,” according to the AFCEA website.

MDA nominated John for his contribution in improving the efficiency and automation of large-scale processing systems for our organization. Since joining MDA, John has designed and implemented numerous custom geoprocessing algorithms that improve our processes and services. Most recently, he developed an auto-scaling mosaicking tool for processing thousands of satellite images in parallel in a cloud environment, reducing the CPU processing time for MDA's NATURALVUE® 2.0 global image mosaic from five weeks in-house to five days in the cloud, and reducing the overall project time from one year to a few months.

Please join us in congratulating John on his nomination and in wishing him luck in the upcoming Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 selection process.

Read more about Young AFCEA 40 Under 40 Award.

Look for us at the DSI Geospatial Intelligence Summit

Join Eddie Lee from MDA Information Systems LLC in Alexandria, VA for the DSI Geospatial Intelligence Summit on October 25 - 26.  This year's topic is GEOINT and Open Source Analytics - Succeeding in the Open. The summit provides industry and government agencies a chance to discuss technological solutions and best practices that enhance the Intelligence Community’s ability to process, exploit, and disseminate open source data. 

Here's a link to find out more about the conference!

Join us at the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) 2016 Fall Conference

Join Chris Hyde and Shawn Keane from MDA Weather Services in Bloomington-Minneapolis, MN for the North American Energy Markets Association (NAEMA) 2016 Fall Conference. In addition to workshops and panel discussions on key issues from industry leaders and experts, the conference offers the opportunity for members and other conference participants to meet and network colleagues. 

Click here to learn more about the NAEMA 2016 Fall Conference.

Find us at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS)

Ron Thompson and Rick Paxman will be attending AMOS 2016 on beautiful Maui from September 20 - 23. If you are planning on attending, be sure to check out Rick's poster on Synthetic Aperture Silhouette Imaging during the poster sessions on Wednesday, September 21 from 5:15 - 6:30 pm and on Thursday, September 22, from 4:50 - 6:00 pm.

Here's a link to find out more about the conference!