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Transparency, Accountability and Place-Based Approaches -- Implications for the GIS Community

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    • Transparency, Accountability and Place-Based Approaches Implications for the GIS Community October 7, 2009 2009 NSGIC Annual Conference
    • Topics
      • Introduction
      • Forthcoming Directive on Open Government
      • Data.gov
      • Recovery.gov
      • ChesapeakeStat
      • OMB Focus on “ Place Based Approaches ”
      • Conclusion / Where do we go from here??
    • Introduction
      • Obama Administration has been extremely active in a number of areas that affect the geospatial community
      • Substantial opportunities lie ahead!
        • The work our community has done to date is recognized
        • Geospatial data services can be an enabler
        • Partnerships will be key
        • What are our shared needs? What is our shared vision?
    • Open Government “ Information maintained by the Federal Government is a national asset.” President Obama January 21, 2009
    • Open Government
      • January 21, 2009 Memo for Heads of Federal Agencies and Departments
        • Government should be Transparent
        • Government should be Participatory
        • Government should be Collaborative
      • CTO Directed to issue Open Government Directive
        • Instructions for Executive Branch on required actions for implementing these principles
        • How data will be released to the public
        • How agencies will engage the public in policy making
        • How to leverage emerging platforms
        • “ Hardwiring Executive Branch Accountability ”
    • Data.gov There are over 24,000 .gov web sites – difficult to navigate Public must understand the federal organizational structure to find datasets on key topics Data exists in portals – are not “raw” machine downloadable or data locked in legacy systems Web sites not designed for new generation of technologies on the web
    • Data.gov
      • Beyond Transparency: Driving Innovation
      • The Federal Government does not have a monopoly on good ideas
      • Access to Information unleashes creativity
      • Innovation drives sustainability
    • Data.gov When GPS was made available (w/o Selective Availability) markets were created innovation happened!
    • Data.gov
        • Break down stovepipes to increase access to data
        • Encouraging development of innovative applications
        • Instant access: Downloadable data only one click away
        • Data that can be manipulated and mashed-up (“machine readable”)
        • Tools that provide access to complex datastores
        • Widgets
    • Data.gov Over 25 Million hits since launch with 92% handled by Cloud! 47 Raw Data Sets and 27 Tools = 74 in Catalog (Start) 592 Raw Data Sets; 311 Tools and 110,076 Geo Data = 110,979 in Catalog (Today) Users “ Cloud” Web Servers Slave (DB Servers) Master Request/Response Content Delivery Network Origin Load Balancer Ranking/ Rating Read Only Sync Launched May 21, 2009
    • Data.gov
    • Data.gov
    • Data.gov
    • Data.gov
      • California
      • District of Columbia
      • New York
      • Texas
      • Virginia
      • Illinois
      • Massachusetts
      • Washington
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      Top Ten States Visiting Data.gov Since Launch
    • Data.gov
      • What’s Next? Concept of Operations
        • More collaboration and participation with the Public (e.g., blogs)
        • Social interaction and discussion
        • Implementation of new technologies (e.g., outbound web services, service catalog and RSS feeds)
        • Centralized metadata authoring / management solution, possibility for evolving towards clearinghouse w/ harvesting operations
        • Additional datasets, including those not already publicly available
        • More Data visualizations, Mash-ups and applications from the data on Data.gov
        • Linked Open Data…Semantic Web etc.
    • Recovery.gov
      • Federal “GeoRecovery” team led by FGDC/DOI
        • Helped set initial requirements for first generation mapping capabilities
        • Now working with Recovery Board to review and provide input on plans
        • Data feeds forthcoming as web services
        • Agencies working on creating / enhancing their own capabilities as well
    • Recovery.gov
    • Recovery.gov
    • Recovery.gov
    • ChesapeakeStat
      • Development and implementation of a strategy to coordinate, expand, and bring greater accountability to efforts to help speed the Bay’s recovery…
      • Assure activities and data collections are coordinated and effective and outline a process for adaptive management …
      Executive Order 13508 (May 2009)
    • ChesapeakeStat
      • Why “ChesapeakeStat”??
    • ChesapeakeStat
      • What is ChesapeakeStat?
        • Web-accessible interactive program management and accountability tool aimed at furthering the goals of the partnership and the Executive Order.
        • Provides access to data and analysis that will inform decisions and facilitate implementation of adaptive management procedures.
    • ChesapeakeStat
      • Anticipated Audiences for ChesapeakeStat
        • Primary
          • CBP Partnership, including Goal Teams
          • Federal Leadership
          • Congressional Staff, GAO, OMB
        • Secondary
          • Interested Public
          • State Governments
          • Watershed Organizations and Local Governments
    • ChesapeakeStat
      • Building the Capacity to Support…
        • CBP Partnership
          • Goal Teams and Workgroups, Management Board
        • New direction from the Executive Order
          • Integrated Strategy
        • Performance Management and Accountability
          • Annual Action Plan and Progress Report
        • Adaptive Management
          • Deliberative decision-making and strategic analyses evaluating implications of different management options
    • ChesapeakeStat Strategies Priority Strategies Priority Geographic Areas Goals Desired Results Actions Resources Targets & Milestones Environmental Outcomes Performance Measures Restoration Indicators Restoration Indices Health Indicators Health Indices Activity Phase (completed and planned) Authorization Providing the framework for information access and management
    • Water Quality Outcome Indicators5
      • Develop and implement an effort to expand the use of key conservation practices in high priority watersheds
      202a 202b
      • Identify highest priority watersheds for immediate conservation action and identify most critical areas within those watersheds
      202f
      • Establish long-term monitoring and assessment in small watersheds to evaluate and explain the effectiveness in management practices
      Providing tools to strengthen outcome-based decision making CBP Enterprise Architecture (“back end”) ChesapeakeStat (“front end”)
    • Welcome to ChesapeakeStat The Chesapeake Bay Program’s Interactive Program Management and Accountability Tool ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management Protect and Restore Fisheries Restore, enhance and protect the finfish, shellfish and other living resources, their habitats and ecological relationships to sustain all fisheries and provide for a balanced ecosystem. Oysters Blue Crab Striped Bass Alosines Menhaden Fish Passage Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Wetlands Protect and Restore Vital Aquatic Habitats Restore those aquatic habitats and natural areas that are vital to the survival and diversity of the living resources of the Bay and its rivers. Wastewater Agriculture Developed Lands Septics Riparian Areas Air Acid Mine Drainage Chemical Contaminants Protect and Restore Water Quality Achieve and maintain the water quality necessary to support the aquatic living resources of the Bay and its tributaries and to protect human health. Land Preservation Land Conservation Pre-Development Hydrology Maintain Healthy Watersheds Develop, promote and achieve sound land use practices which protect watershed resources and water quality, maintain reduced pollutant loadings for the Bay and its tributaries, and restore and preserve aquatic living resources. Public Access Watershed Education Place-Based Interpretation Chesapeake Stewardship Foster Chesapeake Stewardship Promote individual stewardship and assist individuals, community-based organizations, businesses, local governments and schools to undertake initiatives to achieve these goals and our shared vision. Effective Infrastructure Systems Organizational Management Enhance Partnering, Leadership & Management Improve and enhance the leadership and management of the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership. NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Wastewater Agriculture Developed Lands Septics Riparian Areas Air Acid Mine Drainage Chemical Contaminants Progress Towards Targets and Milestones ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources
    • Chesapeake Goals ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources Tributary Basin Progress
    • Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources
      • Strengthen Regulatory Mechanisms
      • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - EPA would expand the universe of regulated operations and set new minimum performance standards for permits, including regulating the land application of animal manure. (202a)
      • Stewardship Incentives and Assistance
      • Focus and integrate federal and state programs: Focus conservation programs on priority practices, enhance USDA‐EPA coordination and ensure effective program delivery through coordinated outreach, marketing and technical assistance. (202b)
      • Accelerate conservation adoption: Coordinate programs to increase financial assistance, simplify program participation and encourage private sector investment in conservation actions to restore the health of the Bay. (202a)
      • ETC…ETC…ETC
      Show Agricultural Loads Nitrogen Phosphorus Integrated Strategies for Reduced Agricultural Loads Desired Result ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Chesapeake Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources
      • Strengthen Regulatory Mechanisms
      • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - EPA would expand the universe of regulated operations and set new minimum performance standards for permits, including regulating the land application of animal manure. (202a)
      • Stewardship Incentives and Assistance
      • Focus and integrate federal and state programs: Focus conservation programs on priority practices, enhance USDA‐EPA coordination and ensure effective program delivery through coordinated outreach, marketing and technical assistance. (202b)
      • Accelerate conservation adoption: Coordinate programs to increase financial assistance, simplify program participation and encourage private sector investment in conservation actions to restore the health of the Bay. (202a)
      • ETC…ETC…ETC
      Show Agricultural Loads Nitrogen Phosphorus ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources Show Priority Areas Nitrogen Phosphorus
      • Priorities
      • ▪ Identify high priority watersheds and critical acres for immediate conservation action to better protect the Bay and its tributary waters. (202b)
      • Identify critical areas within priority watersheds for application of conservation practices (202b)
      • Identify key conservation practices for priority implementation (202b)
      • Target enforcement actions and remedies at facilities located in geographic hotspots impaired for nutrients and sediment (Draft Enforcement and Compliance Strategy )
      Integrated Programmatic and Geographic Priorities for Reduced Agricultural Loads ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Chesapeake Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources Show Priority Areas Nitrogen Phosphorus
      • Existing and Proposed Actions
      • ▪ EPA will …
      • NRCS will …
      • State Partners will …
      • Local Partners will …
      • Environmental Results (Bay Barometer)
      Actions and Responsible Parties – Chesapeake Bay Action Plan (205?) Restoration Indicators Health Indicators Restoration Indices Health Indices Coordinating Federal, State, and Local Activities (204?) Indicators of Environmental Condition – Annual Progress Report (205?) ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Chesapeake Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Chesapeake Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • Chesapeake Goals Desired Result: Goal: Protect and Restore Water Quality Reduced Loads from Agricultural Lands and Animal Operations Performance Measures Strategy Priorities Actions Resources ChesapeakeStat Home Fisheries Habitats Water Quality Watersheds Stewardship Management NY PA MD VA WV DE DC
    • ChesapeakeStat June – September 2009
      • Rapid prototype system
      • leveraging existing content
      • Content alignment with existing goals, strategies, and performance measures.
      Outcomes
      • AIP interactive charts
      • Technology transfer to CBP
      • Outreach to Goal Teams/partners
      • Beta Test Prototype
      • Goal Team content ownership
      • Publicly accessible and transparent website
      • Links to other accountability tracking systems
      ChesapeakeStat October 2009 – May 2010
      • Executive Order content integration and output
      • Bay Barometer integration
      • V. 3 data call content
      • COAST linkages
      CBP Executive Order External Linkages Outcomes Goal Teams
      • Leverage NGO resources through data call
      • Integration of river report cards
      • Large Aquatic Ecosystems utility
      • Leverage Exchange Network data flows and State data
      • Customize functionality based on Goal Team needs
      EPA/ Partners NGO ChesapeakeStat May 2010 – TBD Outcomes
    • “ Place Based Approaches”
      • August 11, 2009 OMB Memo “Developing Effective Place-Based Policies for the FY 2011 Budget”
        • Preliminary guidance on “…investing in what works by evaluating existing place-based policies and identifying potential reforms and areas for interagency coordination.”
      • In the last 30 years, America’s population has grown almost 40 percent, placing new stresses on old programs and policies, infrastructures, and strategies. These years have been marked by the evolution of interdependent and interconnected regions and ecosystems. Yet, the Federal government only once has examined the best use of its policy as a lever for regional development. A systematic review of how a wide range of Federal policies affect the development of urban, suburban, and rural America is long overdue.
    • Conclusion
      • The geospatial community has a critical role to play in each of these high profile, important initiatives
      • Opportunities to highlight the importance and benefits of the work we do every day – they don’t come often.
      • A sampling of shared opportunities
        • Ideas for State engagement in Data.gov
        • Continued collaboration on Recovery.gov and State / Federal Recovery sites
        • Federal collaboration with Chesapeake Bay States on ChesapeakeStat
        • Getting ahead of the “Place Based Approaches” concept
          • Virtual forum hosted by FGDC?
    • Conclusion
      • One way to get the ball rolling… (and a shameless plug)
        • Engaging in the EPA Exchange Network community
        • “ Geospatial Community of Interest”
    • Contact:
      • Jerry Johnston
      • Geospatial Information Officer
      • [email_address]
      • (202) 564-3175