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Sale of new remote sensing textbook will fund scholarship honoring MASINT pioneer Kenneth W. Miller
Herndon, Virginia (November 9, 2015)— The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has partnered with Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company primarily serving the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, to create the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications. To be awarded for the first time in fall 2016, the $10,000 scholarship will benefit students who plan to enter the intelligence workforce.
The Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications is funded by sales from the Riverside Research-authored textbook, “The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing.” In planning to award one scholarship each academic year for the next three years, USGIF and Riverside Research are pleased to support the future technical workforce with $30,000 total in scholarships.
“The ability to partner with a great institution like Riverside Research, with its rich heritage and history, really is the best the Foundation has to offer,” said USGIF CEO Keith Masback. “We are stronger as an organization when our members partner with us. The ability to have some of the revenue that comes from the textbook go to our scholarship fund and endow a scholarship for someone studying remote sensing is a wonderful opportunity.”
The scholarship is named for Mr. Kenneth W. Miller, who is known as a founding father of measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT). Miller led the MASINT discipline’s evolution from a fledgling start to a national capability that has played a key role in advancing GEOINT and other intelligence disciplines. Miller’s five decades of support to the discipline, primarily through his service to the National Air and Space Intelligence Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, contributed game-changing technical advancements that directly helped win the Cold War and continue to help the United States in its fight against terrorism. Miller passed away in 2013, but his contributions to multiple technical intelligence disciplines live on.
“Riverside Research is honored to partner with USGIF to further the education of future Intelligence Community professionals,” said Riverside Research President Richard Annas. “In order to ensure the nation’s continued security, it is essential that involved organizations invest in our future workforce by providing the necessary education and learning materials.”
To support the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, click here to purchase a copy of “The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing.”
USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF executes its mission by building the community, advancing the tradecraft, and accelerating innovation. The GEOINT Symposium is hosted annually by USGIF.
About Riverside Research
Riverside Research is a not-for-profit organization chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States government. Comprised of leading engineering, technology, and operations experts, Riverside Research delivers trusted solutions in Biomedical Engineering, Cyber, Electromagnetic Sciences, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance. These Centers of Excellence are supported by five integrated research laboratories that conduct independent and mission-focused research in critical technology areas. Originating as part of Columbia University in the 1950s and established as an independent corporation in 1967, Riverside Research remains dedicated to its academic heritage by working with colleges and universities from across the nation to advance science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through education, research, and workforce development. Learn more at www.riversideresearch.org.