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Kristin Quinn

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States

I'm an award-winning writer and editor with a decade of experience covering U.S. commercial and national security technology. I'm detail oriented and adept at juggling multiple projects simultaneously. My areas of expertise include communicating complex subject matter to diverse audiences, mentoring writers, and collaborating with designers, videographers, and web developers.


Feature Writing

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Until recently, the world knew more about the terrain of the moon and Mars than it did about Earth's polar regions. But today, thanks to groundbreaking collaboration among geospatial experts across United States government, industry, and academia, the Arctic is now one of the best-mapped places in the world.

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The State of AI

Experts at SXSW 2018 discussed upcoming hurdles for AI as well as the looming singularity, machine ethics, and the future of work.

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Protected, Connected, & Fully Aware

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's First Responders Group uses geospatial intelligence to power the first responder of the future and build resilient communities.

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Modern Slavery

Cognitive computing and geospatial technology help law enforcement track, locate, and rescue human trafficking victims.

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A Global Intelligence Enterprise

In 2005, soldiers in war-torn Iraq reported spending 90 percent of their time fighting for data and only 10 percent of their time fighting the enemy. What has changed since?

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An Unprecedented Response

The story of how geospatial technology helped curb the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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Wildlife Crimes

Can geospatial tools and training help stop poaching in Africa?

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The Maturation of Small Sats

Small sats hold tremendous utility and potential, not only in the commercial realm, but for the federal government as well.

Feature Editing

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The Vanguard of Commercial GEOINT

First we told our devices how to locate themselves. Now, those devices are returning the favor by providing useful information about the world around us.

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The DigitalGlobe Foundation Celebrates 10 Years

To promote globally significant research, the DigitalGlobe Foundation awards grants in the form of free access to the company's imagery, training, and other space-based technology.

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The Genesis of Google Earth

The history and future of the software that changed the way we view the world.

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The Insight Economy

Cloud-based analytic services have arrived. And with them a new generation of companies promising not imagery, but insights.

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Smart Stuff

The Internet of Things offers convenience, efficiency, and intelligence value, but also brings new risks to networks and data security.

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Autonomous Agronomy

Precision agriculture applies technology to improve crop yields and reduce costs as well as to provide early warning signs about food insecurity and regional conflict.

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The GEOINT Revolution

Multiple technologies are advancing and converging to unleash the power of geospatial intelligence.

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Imminent Ubiquity

The proliferation of unmanned systems promises to infuse commercial enterprises with the power of geospatial intelligence.

Web Exclusives

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The Next Era of the Small Sat Revolution

Since USGIF's first Small Satellite Workshop in 2015, the conversation has evolved significantly from a focus on form factors to an emphasis on data and analysis.

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Augmenting Analyst Missions

Experts discuss "the Chinese AI security dilemma," preparing simulation & training data.

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Geography and the State Department

Dr. Lee Schwartz, geographer of the United States with the U.S. State Department, discussed geopolitical boundaries, participatory mapping, human geography, and more.

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Big Data from Small Sats

Experts discuss solutions for analyzing the deluge of imagery and information derived from commercial small satellites.

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NGA Embraces Data Science

When the National Geospatial-Intelligence College held open enrollment for its first data science classes, the slots filled up in record time.

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Data for Public Good

Experts shared how making Earth observation data available in the cloud is helping advance different types of research at the Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit.

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Designing for the End User

Nearly 40,000 IBM employees practice design thinking, a human-centric process of creating products specifically to meet user needs by applying empathy and insight.


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GEOINT and The Art of the Possible

Jeff Tarr is the former CEO of DigitalGlobe, where he served in that position from 2011 until the sale of the company to MDA to form Maxar Technologies in October 2017.

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Full Court Press

Though Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Principal Deputy Director Sue Gordon come from rival college basketball states, they have teamed up with a shared strategy for the future.

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The Future of Firefighting

Kate Dargan is co-founder and chief strategy officer for Intterra and was the first woman to become State Fire Marshal for California.

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Innovating for the Homeland

Q&A with Andre Hentz, acting deputy under secretary for Science & Technology with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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Playing Offense and Defense

Bill Evanina serves as the National Counterintelligence Executive and director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

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"Not on My Watch"

Stephanie O'Sullivan, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, manages Intelligence Community coordination and information sharing.

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Journey to Integration

A conversation with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Robert Cardillo, the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration.

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An Interview with Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter

Many often wonder how Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, famed lead guitarist for the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, came to be a well-known figure in the Intelligence Community.

Longform Editing

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
2019 State & Future of GEOINT Report

This report illustrates forward-looking trends in geospatial intelligence such as machine learning and AI, mixed reality, open-source software, and much more.

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Full Issue Q3 2018

This edition of trajectory magazine includes features on crisis mapping, artificial intelligence, and geospatial law and policy.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
The GEOINT Symposium Show Daily

The GEOINT Symposium Show Daily is produced onsite each day at USGIF's flagship event, the annual GEOINT Symposium.

Trajectory Magazine Special Edition
Save and Protect

This special edition of trajectory magazine showcases geospatial intelligence's profound impact on public safety.

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