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NSDI 2.0


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Implementing Change, Challenges and Opportunities. Ivan DeLoatch (FGDC)

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NSDI 2.0

  1. 1. NSDI 2.0: Implementing Change, Challenges and Opportunities NSGIC Annual Conference Cleveland, Ohio Ivan B. DeLoatch, Executive Director October 6, 2009
  2. 2. Coordination of Geospatial Activities <ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Key Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><li>Current Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Strengths and Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for sharing </li></ul>
  3. 3. FGDC - Background <ul><li>1990: Revision of OMB Circular A-16 formally establishes FGDC </li></ul><ul><li>1994: Executive Order 12906 calls for development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and charters FGDC to lead and coordinate the effort </li></ul><ul><li>2002 OMB Circular A-16 , Revised </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established OMB as Vice Chair </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Government Act 2002, Section 216 </li></ul><ul><li>2003 Executive Order 12906, Revised </li></ul>
  4. 4. FGDC – Background cont . <ul><li>The FGDC is the government-wide policy and coordination body for federal geospatial activities in support of the NSDI. </li></ul><ul><li>FGDC includes 28 member agencies and provides a focal point for geospatial policy, leveraging of resources, data sharing, standards, and coordination with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders. </li></ul>
  5. 5. National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) <ul><li>NSDI was conceptualized in 1992-93 </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“… .that current and accurate geospatial data will be readily available on a local, national and global basis to contribute to economic growth, environmental quality and stability and social progress”. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. NSDI (as defined in EO 12906) <ul><li>“ National Spatial Data Infrastructure&quot; (&quot;NSDI&quot;) ….. the technology, policies, standards, and human resources necessary to acquire, process, store, distribute, and improve utilization of geospatial data”. </li></ul><ul><li>The components of the NSDI are data themes, metadata, the National Spatial Data Clearinghouse, standards, and partnerships. </li></ul><ul><li>Some evolution has occurred over the years with the advancement of the www, web services, applications, service oriented architectures, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. NSDI Evolution <ul><li>Stronger roles by stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in usage, high demand </li></ul><ul><li>Expected commodity </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger, stronger, faster </li></ul><ul><li>New mechanisms-new and better technology, social networks, applications </li></ul><ul><li>Open, transparent, and innovative </li></ul>
  8. 8. FGDC Governance <ul><li>FGDC Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Members are of Senior Agency Officials for Geospatial Information (SAOGIs), who are designated as directed by OMB Memorandum M-06-07. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAOGIs are policy-level officials (Assistant Secretary/CIO level) who have responsibility, accountability, and authority for geospatial activities with their organizations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretary of DOI (Chair) and Deputy Director for Management of OMB (Vice Chair) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Executive Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides assistance to the FGDC Chair and Vice Chair; facilitate the activities of the Steering Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subset of Steering Committee - Consists of agencies with major geospatial responsibilities (DOI, USDA, DHS, DOD, DOC, EPA) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FGDC Coordination Group – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Working-level group – Senior geospatial program managers Operation oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides operational oversight for Geospatial LoB </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FGDC Working Groups/Thematic Subcommittees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct ongoing standards & data activities </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Revised Diagram based on August 4 CG meeting Executive Committee ________________ Steering Committee Coordination Group Secretariat Staff National Geospatial Advisory Committee Technology & Architecture Users/ Historical Data Homeland Security Metadata Standards Common Services Lifecycle Management Grants & Contracts Geo-Enabled Business Cadastral Cultural and Demographic Statistics Geodetic Control Geologic Marine and Coastal Spatial Data Spatial Water Data Wetlands Vegetation Transportation Thematic Subcommittees Cross Cutting Working Groups Geospatial Line of Business Work Groups
  10. 10. Federal Geospatial Coordination <ul><li>Support senior agency level direction on geospatial coordination and cooperative efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Provide support, coordination and expertise to the federal geospatial coordination committees, initiatives, work groups, and subcommittees </li></ul><ul><li>Provide innovative solutions to geospatial coordination operations </li></ul>
  11. 11. FGDC Secretariat <ul><li>Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Ivan B. DeLoatch </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Shaffer </li></ul><ul><li>Interagency Liaison Patricia Phillips </li></ul><ul><li>CAP/Grants Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Gita Urban-Mathieux </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Advisor/Architect Doug Nebert </li></ul><ul><li>Framework/Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Milo Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Carol Greenough </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Policy Advisor </li></ul><ul><li>John Mahoney </li></ul><ul><li>International Program </li></ul><ul><li>Al Stevens (volunteer) </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata Coordinator Sharon Shin </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Julie Maitra </li></ul><ul><li>Tribal Outreach </li></ul><ul><li> Bonnie Gallahan </li></ul><ul><li>Website Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Vaishal Sheth </li></ul><ul><li>Program Analyst Roxanne Lamb </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Lew Sanford </li></ul>
  12. 12. FGDC - Accomplishments <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and implemented over two dozen standards used nationally and internationally that facilitate the development, sharing, and use of geospatial data. NIST recognizes FGDC endorsed standards for E-Gov. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitated and entered into hundreds of partnerships with the stakeholders from the geospatial community to support the development of the NSDI. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geospatial Line of Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Presidential Initiative to optimize and standardize common solutions and leverage investments in geospatial data and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Framework to address the investment challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clearinghouse Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Established the NSDI data clearinghouse which has access to over 350 clearinghouse nodes throughout the country and serves as the backbone for Geospatial On Stop. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The champion for the development and use of metadata that today provides the geospatial community the ability to search and discovery data and information from thousands of sources. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Current Activities <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FGDC agency representatives assisting the CIO Council/AIC, OMB, and RATB on the geo-enablement of and on the inclusion of geospatial datasets in </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geospatial Line of Business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition from Presidential Initiative to operational program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SmartBuy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of government-wide SmartBuy contract for leveraged acquisition of geospatial software with the potential for significant savings to taxpayers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>National Geospatial Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating on supporting the Administration’s priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Geospatial Policy and Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority data sets, i.e., imagery, parcels, The National Map </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. NSDI Strengths and Weaknesses <ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership – when actively engaged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strong Business Case/needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources – when leveraged/applied </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accountability mechanisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stronger incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable funding models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data themes currently in OMB Circular A-16 </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. NSDI Incentives <ul><li>Cost savings and cost avoidance </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiencies and minimize duplication </li></ul><ul><li>National consistency for data comparability </li></ul><ul><li>More efficient data discovery and access </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraging our technical capabilities and expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Making a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Better services for the public </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you!