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Justin Bennett Now Serving as Co-Chair for the USGIF St. Louis Area Working Group

President and CEO Justin Bennett is now serving as co-chair for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) St. Louis Area Working Group (SLAWG). What is SLAWG? It is a united collection of people interested in GEOINT technologies and what it means to the St. Louis community. The mission of SLAWG is to “Support or build new geospatial centric pipelines that integrate and amplify existing NGA efforts designed to educate and train individuals in geospatial tradecraft.” And, “Grow and sustain a populace within St. Louis and surrounding regions that possess the necessary geospatial skillsets to quality for and fill existing and future NGA or geospatial industry analytic and management careers.” “As a member of the community and the profession, serving on this committee allows me the opportunity to give back,” said Bennett. More information on the working group can be found here.  

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Geodata IT Announces Move to T-REX

We’re excited to announce that we’ve moved Geodata IT operations to the T-REX incubator at 911 Washington in St. Louis, Mo. Being able to work alongside some of the brightest entrepreneurs and thinkers in IT is energizing for us. We love our St. Louis technology community, resources and the energy of the city itself. Remaining downtown was important for the culture and spirit of our organization. The location is close to NGA, Scott Air Force Base, and other commercial partners. It’s the trifecta of perfection for us. “Being alongside other innovators working to build technology in St. Louis is exciting.” said Justin Bennett, President/CEO. If you’re in the area to enjoy some of the fantastic amenities of our city, please stop by and visit our new office.

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President and CEO Justin Bennett Shares Inspirational Message at Rock Falls School District

President and CEO Justin Bennett of Geodata IT returned to his childhood school district on August 15, 2017 to share his story of rising above enormous challenges. If you’re looking to get into tech and don’t think you have a chance, read this article. Former Rock Falls student: Be the author of your own success story ROCK FALLS – As teachers were preparing to make their return to the classroom, a former Rock Falls Middle School student dropped by to return the words of encouragement he received there as a young man. Justin Bennett, 40, is president and CEO of Geodata IT in St. Louis.  

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Video: CEO Justin Bennett Shares Advantages of Hiring Veterans

Earlier this year, CEO Justin Bennett appeared on a discussion panel for Operation Civilian Support and shared his thoughts on the advantages of hiring military veterans. At Geodata IT, we love the commitment and attention that our veterans bring to the table as employees. We are proudly veteran-owned and are honored to serve our nation as a GEOINT company in the areas of defense and intelligence.

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Geodata IT, LLC Facilitates Mission of US Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of Interior) with MapR Technologies

St. Louis, Missouri / August 8, 2017 Geodata IT, LLC was recently approved to serve as the GSA Schedule 70 Contractor providing services leveraging the MapR Converged Data Platform to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Department of Interior). This agreement will help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service continue to meet their mission to preserve our nation’s natural resources. The MapR Converged Data Platform brings together analytics and operations with the industry’s only enterprise-grade software solution that unifies big data and open source technologies with fast, native access to global event streaming, real-time database capabilities, and cloud-scale storage. “Whether we are using data to help serve our country’s warfighters or wildlife, Geodata IT is committed to protecting America’s assets. It’s about using data to solve challenging problems at home and around the world,” said Justin Bennett, President and CEO of Geodata IT, LLC. Geodata IT, LLC was named the Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri for 2017 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – St. Louis District Office. An…

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Geodata IT Attends GEOINT 2017 Symposium

Geodata IT shared a booth with MapR Technologies, Inc. at the recent GEOINT 2017 Symposium. This gathering by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) was held from June 4-7, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. Geodata IT is a MapR partner in providing solutions for the “Converged Data Platform.” As a contractor supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community (IC), Geodata IT is the ideal partner for delivering on intelligence, military, and geospatial IT requirements. With a wide range of capabilities and solutions, Geodata IT is uniquely qualified and positioned to support the customer’s mission needs. For more information on the MapR services that Geodata IT can provide, please call 1-866-229-8606. Government entities may view our GSA Schedule 70 catalog here.

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Geodata IT Partners with CSRA for GEOINT Project

PRESS RELEASE – March 7, 2017 Geodata IT, LLC is honored to be chosen as a government subcontractor for CSRA for a data center project serving warfighters and other key geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) initiatives overseas. Two veterans have been selected to fulfill the roles of Information System Security Officer (ISSO) and Geospatial Data Management support on behalf of Geodata IT. “Geographical information is crucial to the success of military operations around the world. By placing veterans on the job, we know they understand the importance of having accurate data on every mission,” said Justin Bennett, President and CEO of Geodata IT, LLC. As Geodata IT continues to grow more jobs will be created via other contracts. “Making sure veterans are aware of our openings is a priority. If you are highly skilled in IT, come see us,” said Bennett. Geodata IT, LLC was named the Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri for 2017 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – St. Louis District Office. An innovative and advanced technology company…

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Geodata IT Named Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri / February 17, 2017 Geodata IT, LLC was named the Minority Owned Small Business of the Year for Eastern Missouri for 2017 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – St. Louis District Office. An innovative and advanced technology company located in downtown St. Louis, Geodata IT is an 8(a) Certified, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). Founded in 2012, Geodata IT provides exceptional niche solutions to national security and geospatial mission requirements in the areas of advanced technology and innovative solutions development for the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). A description of services is at www.geodatait.com. Dedicated to hiring veterans, the vision of Geodata IT, LLC is to foster a culture that is agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. Geodata IT’s President and CEO Justin Bennett is a 2016 graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program by the SBA. “Receiving this award is a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate to minority students of technology the possibilities of…

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