The Nation’s interests are served, and the core missions of Federal agencies and their partners are [met] supported , through the effective and efficient development, provision, and interoperability of geospatial data and services.
Productive intergovernmental collaboration for geospatial-related activities and investments across all sectors and levels of government.
Optimized and standardized common geospatial functions, services, and processes that are responsive to customers
Cost efficient acquisition, processing, and access to geospatial data and information
The Geo LoB will pursue efficiencies and standardization of geospatial data and services with a business-driven focus .
Using the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA), the Geo LoB is identifying opportunities to effectively reduce the cost of government and improve service to citizens through business performance improvements.
The Geo LoB will work to develop processes and solutions to support agencies missions by integrating geospatial data with business applications, exponentially improving the value of data analysis and improving decision making.
Budget Pass Back Milestones to Facilitate Geo LoB Implementation
Common Solution Framework Enhanced Governance Implement Performance Accountability and Compliance Mechanisms Planning & Investment Strategy Coordinated Budget Planning, Acquisition, and Labor Cost Avoidance Optimize & Standardize Shared and Reusable Geospatial and Geo- enabled Business Data and Services defines responsibilities and accountability for frames and implements asset base for coordinated use enforces coordinated lifecycle for improves effectiveness of define assets for
Define a common set of investment definitions by December 30, 2006 .
Agencies should update and report to OMB by March 30, 2007 , their inventories of geospatial data and systems – the Budget Data Request
NSDI data theme steward agencies, as identified in OMB Circular A-16, should also provide a status and planned development baseline for each of the 34 A-16 datasets, including establishment of target dates, costs, and tasks for completing each dataset. ( milestone TBD )
Agencies should continue to support the development of the Geo LoB in FY07 and FY08 at the funding levels described in the the Joint business Case.
FGDC & partners reviewed several options to implement governance committee, developed consensus on FACA committee approach
FGDC Steering Committee approved establishment of Committee (October 2006)
FGDC has developed draft committee charter and Call for Nominations notice
Role of the National Geospatial Advisory Committee
NGAC will be an advisory committee established through Federal Advisory Committee Act
NGAC will provide advice and recommendations to the Federal Geographic Data Committee, through the FGDC Chair (Secretary of the Interior or designee), related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the NSDI, and the implementation of OMB Circular A-16 and Executive Order 12906
The Committee will review and comment upon geospatial policy and management issues and will provide a forum to convey views representative of non-federal stakeholders in the geospatial community
“ The Committee will be comprised of approximately 20-25 representatives, who will be selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various stakeholders involved in national geospatial activities and the development of the NSDI. Selection of Committee members will include consideration of geographic balance. The Committee membership will include balanced representation from among, but not limited to, the following stakeholder groups involved in the geospatial community:
Geospatial professional associations
Geospatial academic organizations
… Representatives from Federal agencies may serve as voting or non-voting members of the Committee.”