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DOI - 34559 - National Geospatial Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Geospatial Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number34559
Original Establishment Date1/29/2008Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.fgdc.gov/ngac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Up to 30
Current Charter Date3/26/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee
Date Of Renewal Charter3/26/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Ivan
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*DeLoatch
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 115-254Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 648-5752
Effective Date Of Authority*10/5/2018Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-648-5755
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*ideloatch@fgdc.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Federal geospatial programs are highly dependent upon partnerships and coordination with external groups, including State, local and Tribal governments, and non-profit and private sector partners. The NGAC plays an important role in providing a forum to convey views representative of non-federal partners in the geospatial community and reviewing and commenting upon geospatial policy and management issues.
How is membership balanced?*FGDC has worked to ensure a balanced committee membership that reflects the variety of viewpoints within the geospatial community. The Committee is composed of up to 30 representatives or special Government employees, who are selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various stakeholders involved in national geospatial activities. Selection of Committee members includes consideration of geographic balance. The Committee membership includes balanced representation from among, but not limited to, the following stakeholder groups involved in the geospatial community: - Federal Government - State government - County government - Regional government - City/Municipal government - Tribal government - Private sector - User industries - Professional associations - Non-profit organizations - Academia
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The NGAC meets 3-4 times per year. In FY 2020, the NGAC held one web-based meeting and one in-person meeting. The meetings have been well-attended, substantive, and productive.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Federal geospatial programs are highly dependent upon partnerships and coordination with external groups, including State, local and Tribal governments, and non-profit and private sector partners. The NGAC plays an important role in providing a forum to convey views representative of non-federal partners in the geospatial community and reviewing and commenting upon geospatial policy and management issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee met twice in FY 2020.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNGAC recommendations have been utilized to help shape and manage relevent agency programs and initiatives. In addition to formal recommendations, the NGAC has also produced a set of white papers and research papers, and has provided feedback and comment on Federal geospatial initiatives and programs.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentA key outcome enabled by the NGAC is the effective interagency and intergovernmental coordination of national geospatial policy issues.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe NGAC primarily provides policy advice on the effective management and coordination of national geospatial programs.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*85Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee made 7 recommendations in FY 2020:

(1) Recommendations on the 2020 NSDI Strategic Plan

(2) Addressing the Opioid Crisis Use Case

(3) Improving Foster Care Outcomes Use Case

(4) North Carolina Flood Mapping Program Use Case

(5) Road Maintenance Use Case

(6) Successful 2020 Census Enabled with Geospatial Tools Use Case

(7) NGAC Resolution on the Geospatial Data Act

In addition to formal recommendations, the NGAC has also produced a set of white papers and research papers, and has provided feedback and comment on Federal geospatial initiatives and programs.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*29.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentApproximately 31% of NGAC recommendations (25 of 85) have been, or are expected to be fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*71.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentApproximately 71% of NGAC recommendations (60 of 85) have been, or are expected to be partially implemented.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentCommittee documents are posted on the NGAC website (www.fgdc.gov/ngac). In addtion, FGDC representatives provide information about committee activities at geospatial industry meetings, conferences, etc.
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback on recommendations is provided at subsequent meetings of the committee. The FGDC also provides written feedback on NGAC recommendations.Narrative Description*The Committee supports FGDC agencies’ missions by providing advice and recommendations related to management of Federal and national geospatial programs, the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), and the implementation of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 and the Geospatial Data Act. The Committee reviews and comments upon geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$21,000.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$22,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$216,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$217,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$107,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$133,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$18,990.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$50,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,588.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$9,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,510.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$4,000.00
Total Costs$366,088.00Est. Total Next FY*$435,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.10
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Computer Technology
Applications
Computers
Information Technology
Internet
Technology
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Privacy
Emergency
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Disaster Assistance
Earthquake, Flood, and Fire Hazards and Administration
Environment
Earth Sciences
Government
Federal Government
Internal Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Science and Technology
Innovation
Science and Technology
Transportation
Highways
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035353National Geospatial Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033233National Geospatial Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001519National Geospatial Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002867National Geospatial Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003637National Geospatial Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004879National Geospatial Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005622National Geospatial Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007183National Geospatial Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007895National Geospatial Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009173National Geospatial Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009969National Geospatial Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011192National Geospatial Advisory Committee2008