[Sdi-northamerica] FGDC 2011 Annual Report available
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FGDC 2011 Annual Report available
Developed as required by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16, this report includes the activities and accomplishments of the FGDC partner agencies over the past year.
This year's cover story highlights the success of the National Broadband Map initiative, the culmination of two years of committed partnerships and collaboration among State governments, non-profit organizations, Federal agencies, broadband providers, and many other stakeholders. The effort exemplifies the goals of OMB Circular A-16, which established a coordinated approach to developing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure and emphasized the development of national data and collaborative partnerships.
Another significant accomplishment is the progress FGDC made in conceptualizing and implementing the Geospatial Platform initiative, which provides a foundation to support the Administration's efforts in data sharing, transparency, good government, and collaboration. The FGDC developed a conceptual roadmap for the Platform and received very helpful feedback from the National Geospatial Advisory Committee and through a public outreach process. The FGDC also initiated the first operational phase of the Platform, which is live and available at: www.geoplatform.gov .
The FGDC also provided support for key White House initiatives, including working with OMB to develop the Supplemental Guidance to Circular A-16, "Coordination of Geographic Information and Related Spatial Data Activities." The new guidance outlines a process to use portfolio management approaches to more effectively manage Federal geospatial assets and investments.
Fiscal year 2012 will focus on continued collaboration to better enable public-private partnerships and investments, and continued progress on the development of the Geospatial Platform, as well as other tools and data to provide benefits for federal agencies, partners, and the public.
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