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
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.
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:
Steering Committee ________________ Executive Committee National Geospatial Advisory Committee Coordination Group Secretariat Staff Working Groups Biological Data Clearing- house Geospatial Applications Enterprise Architecture Historical Data Homeland Security Marine Boundaries Metadata Standards Cadastral Cultural and Demographic Statistics Geodetic Control Geologic Thematic Subcommittees Marine and Coastal Spatial Data Spatial Water Data Transportation Vegetation Wetlands FGDC Organizational Overview
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
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
NGAC Products NGAC Transition Recommendations Changing Geospatial Landscape White Paper
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
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
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 (www.fgdc.gov/ngac) Nominations will be evaluated by interagency panel Final appointment decisions by Secretary Salazar New appointments will take effect in January 2010
You can follow what NGAC is doing www.fgdc.gov/ngac
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
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.