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3/12/2019 » 3/13/2019
2019 Federal Programs Conference - Capitol Hill Day

Federal Issue: Private Sector Utilization (FFGCA)
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Private Sector Utilization
Freedom From Government Competition Act (FFGCA)

MAPPS advocates for public-private partnerships utilizing the private sector to the maximum extent possible by government at all levels.  A positive public-private partnership model is needed so that there are clearly defined roles and responsibilities to provide synergy between the public and private sectors in the Federal level, and particularly with regard to geospatial activities. In this difficult economy, government agencies should be utilizing private sector geospatial firms to the maximum extent practical, not duplicating or directly competing against them. There is a need and role for government in surveying, mapping and geospatial activities. Agency personnel should be focused on inherently governmental activities such as enforcement of standards and specifications, development of requirements, coordination, and administering contracts. Commercial activities, including data acquisition, processing, applications, and value added services should be left to the qualified, competent and capable private sector in surveying and mapping.



MAPPS Issue Paper on Private Sector Utilizat & FFGCA - 2017

Freedom From Government Competition (FFGCA) Act

"To Reduce Unfair Government with Private Sector Geospatial Firms"

H.R. 1339
S. 506

MAPPS Government Competition Issue Paper (2011)