FGDC to Host Briefing Tuesday, June 8 on National Geospatial Advisory Committee and the Geospatial P
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
will be holding a briefing and discussion on Tuesday, June 8, from 1:30 - 3:00
PM EDT about two current FGDC activities: 1) the next round of nominations
and appointments to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), and 2)
the development of the Geospatial Platform initiative. The briefing will take place
as part of our monthly FGDC Coordination Group meeting. For those who would
like to attend in person, the meeting will be held at the National Capital
Planning Commission (NCPC), 401 9th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC
20576. For those who cannot attend in person, WebEx and conference line
information is included below.
NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee that provides advice and recommendations
to the FGDC on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to
convey views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
Approximately one-half of the 28 current appointments to the NGAC will expire
in January 2011. The next round of appointments will be initiated with a Call
for Nominations in late June 2010. In the June 8 briefing, we will provide
information on plans for the nomination and appointment process, and seek input
and feedback from partners in the geospatial community. Our goal is to seek
highly-qualified nominees who will provide a representative cross-section of
organizations and perspectives on the committee.
President's FY 2011 Budget included guidance to develop a Geospatial Platform
that will include common geospatial data, services, and applications; shared
infrastructure; portfolio management; and a governance framework to address the
requirements of State, local and tribal agencies. An interagency team is
developing a Modernization Roadmap that describes a strategic path forward for
development and implementation of the Platform. The briefing on June 8 will
provide a status report and describe next steps and opportunities for input and
involvement in the development of the Platform.
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