Riverside Research and USGIF Partner to Create New Remote Sensing Scholarship

NEW YORK, NY - Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company primarily serving the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community, has partnered with the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to create the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications. Offered for the first time in fall 2016, the $10,000 scholarship will benefit students who plan to enter the intelligence workforce.

“Riverside Research is honored to partner with USGIF to further the education of future Intelligence Community professionals,” said Riverside Research President Richard Annas (pictured above, left). “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.”

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, Riverside Research and USGIF 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 (pictured above, right). “We are stronger as an organization when our members partner with us. The ability to have some of the revenue that comes from [The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing] 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 also known as a founding father of measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT). Miller led the MASINT discipline’s evolution from fledgling start to 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 (NASIC) 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.

To support the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, visit http://www.riversideresearch.org/textbook to purchase a copy of The Phenomenology of Intelligence-focused Remote Sensing.