Butch Lazorchak

IT Project Manager

Geospatial Hosting Environment project

Library of Congress

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From: Shaffer, Kenneth [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2016 5:41 PM
To: Ken Shaffer; Lucia Foulkes; Ivan B DeLoatch
Subject: FGDC SC Vote Action: Endorsement of the Geospatial Definitions Document - DUE April 1st, 2016


FGDC Steering Committee,


ACTION: Steering Committee members are requested to vote on the endorsement of the Geospatial Investment Definitions for Tracking and Reporting Geospatial Investment Costs document. The document has been reviewed by the Executive Committee and recommended for Steering Committee endorsement by the Coordination Group. The document is attached for your reference.


Agencies may vote "YES" they endorse the document.

OR "NO" they do not. If an agency votes "NO" they must supply the reason(s) for their position.


Votes are due back to Lucia Foulkes, [log in to unmask]  by Friday, April 1st, 2016.



Supporting the A-16 Supplemental guidance, this effort is aimed at improved reporting on geospatial data investments to enhance budget planning and execution by providing consistent definitions that can be used for budget coding. The development of this document was an action in the National Geospatial Data Asset Management Plan, and is one of the FGDC actions whose progress is being tracked by the GAO.


The Geospatial Investment Definitions Document was developed by the Geospatial Investment Interagency Team. The team included representatives of the following member agencies: U.S. Census, EPA, DOI, FEMA, NGA, GSA and USDA. 


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Kenneth Shaffer

Deputy Executive Director

Federal Geographic Data Committee

Core Science Systems

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Department of the Interior

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