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New Jobs Post at GeodataIT.com

Are you looking for a great job that is close to your home in St. Louis, Missouri? Geodata IT, LLC has posted several contingent positions on our website. If you are a systems administrator, website developer, SAS professional, program manager or information assurance specialist, be sure to check out our listings here. You may also email your resume to Cheryl Hughey, Vice President of Strategic Operations.  

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Justin Bennett Appoints Vice President of Strategic Operations

President and CEO Justin Bennett recently created a Vice President of Strategic Operations position at Geodata IT to fuel future growth of the organization. The role was filled internally by Cheryl Hughey, who was mentored by Bennett. Hughey originally was hired in the fall of 2016 as a proposal writer for the organization. Coming to Geodata IT with a seasoned background in marketing for other industries, the transition to government contracting was a challenging fit at first. “It was hard starting over during should have been the middle stages of my career path. Geodata IT took underutilized skillsets and retooled them to a fresh paradigm,” said Hughey. Through progressive tutelage by Bennett, Hughey grew from being the company’s writer to accomplishing more intensive research and business analyst work. “I saw a diamond in the rough with qualities that others had missed. She’s a powerhouse with regard to marketing strategy. Her ability to recognize patterns and trends has grown to be an incredible asset,” said Bennett. Since August 2016, Geodata IT has increased their employee size…

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Justin Bennett Gives Keynote Address at Local Veteran’s Summit

President and CEO Justin Bennett led the keynote at the Veteran’s Summit on Entrepreneurship 2017 that was held today at St. Louis Community College – Meramec. Bennett shared his inspirational story of struggle as an impoverished kid that grew to serve his country and become an entrepreneur that hires veterans. An excerpt of his message is below: “My vision is to foster a culture that is Agile in its ability to create an innovative environment that inspires exceptional solutions, integrity and teamwork. “As a result of our teamwork, we are having a record year in our company’s short history, with 166% increase in employees since August 2016. 75% are Veterans. “I leave you with this. Put your faith in your people. If your belief, vision and work ethic are solid, the people will be there to carry you in your growth.“

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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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