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National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) Report.

National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) Report.

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  • 1. National Geospatial Advisory Committee
    October 2009
    Cleveland, OH
    National Geospatial Advisory Committee
  • 2. National Geospatial Advisory Committee
    April 2008
  • 3. National Geospatial Advisory Committee
  • 4. NGAC Purpose
    The Committee will provide advice and recommendations on federal geospatial policy and management issues and provide a forum to convey views representative of partners in the geospatial community
    *NGAC Charter, January 2008
  • 5. NGAC Purpose
    Under Federal Advisory Committee Act rules, will function solely as an advisory body, providing recommendations on effective management of Federal geospatial programs. In particular, it will provide advice on the development of the NSDI.
  • 6. NGAC Mission
    To provide strategies regarding the creation, management and dissemination of cohesive geospatial data, information and knowledge to enable commercial, academic, and nonprofit organizations and all levels of government to more effectively:
    • empower and serve the public
    • 7. protect our homeland
    • 8. foster economic growth
    • 9. advance science
    • 10. manage our resources
    • 11. prepare for and respond to emergencies
    • 12. govern our nation
    * Adopted by NGAC, June 2008
  • 13. Steering Committee
    Executive Committee
    National Geospatial
    Advisory Committee
    Coordination Group
    Secretariat Staff
    Working Groups
    Cultural and Demographic Statistics
    Geodetic Control
    Thematic Subcommittees
    Marine and Coastal Spatial Data
    Spatial Water Data
    FGDC Organizational Overview
  • 14. NGAC Guidance – 2008
    Initial Focus Areas:
    1. Advancing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure
    NSDI - Future Roles and Responsibilities of Key Players
    2. Public-Private Partnerships
    Investment Strategy
    3. Management of Federal Geospatial Resources
    OMB Circular A-16
    4. Data Initiatives
    Imagery for the Nation
    The National Map
    National Land Parcel Data
    * Letter from FGDC Chair to NGAC Chair, April 2008
  • 15. NGAC Activities – 2008
    April 2008 Meeting
    Approval of NGAC Mission Statement
    Briefings on FGDC activities/priorities
    Initial Plan of Action for NGAC & Establishment of NGAC Subcommittees
    June 2008 Meeting
    Approval of the NGAC Bylaws
    Endorsement & Recommendations on Imagery for the Nation
    Initial Recommendations on Geospatial LOB
    October 2008 Meeting
    Approval of “Changing Landscape” White Paper
    Approval of Transition Strategy with Recommendations
    Endorsement & Recommendations on National Land Parcel Data Study
    Update on Imagery for the Nation
    Update on Geospatial LoB Activities/Upcoming Products
  • 16. NGAC Products
    NGAC Transition
    Changing Geospatial Landscape
    White Paper
  • 17. NGAC Activities – 2009
    February 2009 Meeting
    Review of Transition activities
    Approval of Recommendations to FGDC on Economic Stimulus and Governance
    Approval of NGAC Strategic Vision document
    Review The National Map and Parcel Data
    Initiation of NGAC study of Geospatial Partnerships
    May 2009 Meeting
    Dialogue with VivekKundra, Federal CIO
    Discussion of development of National Geospatial Policy and Strategy
  • 18. NGAC Activities – 2009
    August 2009 Meeting
    Resolution to implement IFTN ROD – authorize, budget for FY2011
    National Geospatial Policy/Strategy – Next Steps
    Geospatial Partnerships SEEKING YOUR INPUT since February
    National Geospatial Forum
    TNM Subcom has lead role for NGAC on new strategic plan for TNM
    Public Comment Period
    Nominations 2010
    December 2009 Meeting
    December 1-2 in Washington, DC
  • 19. Subcommittees
  • 20. NGAC Nominations
    Current NGAC Membership – 28 members
    14 from governmental organizations
    14 from non-governmental organizations
    Initial NGAC appointments – January 2008
    Staggered appointments – initial appointments for two and three year terms, subsequent appointments for two years. Approximately half of committee seats will be appointed in current round of appointments
    Call for Nominations issued by DOI Secretary Ken Salazar on July 6, 2009
    Nominations due by August 21, 2009
    Instructions on NGAC website (
    Nominations will be evaluated by interagency panel
    Final appointment decisions by Secretary Salazar
    New appointments will take effect in January 2010
  • 21. You can follow what NGAC is doing
  • 22. Governance
    Resolution pertaining to use, metrics, account-ability, partnerships and better government.
    Reaffirming Executive Order 12906 and revising it to increase accountability;
    Strengthening direct OMB enforcement of the reporting requirements in Circular A-16
    Implementing performance measures
    Coordinating and working in partnership with Federal, State, Tribal, and local government agencies and the private sector, and building upon non-Federal data wherever practical
  • 23. Governance
    Current activity on NSDI metrics.
    You can’t manage what you can’t measure.
    Governance Subcommittee has presented a draft to the NGAC.
    If anyone has ideas on what would provide good metrics for the NSDI please talk to Dennis, Zsolt, Mike, or Barney.
  • 24. Concept Model Public/Private Partnerships