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NSDI Strategic Plan Update. NGAC Meeting September 4, 2013. NSDI Strategic Plan – Purpose/Scope. Purpose: Develop a concise, updated strategic plan to guide the Federal government’s activities toward the further development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Scope: - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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NSDI Strategic Plan Update

NGAC MeetingSeptember 4, 2013

1NSDI Strategic Plan Purpose/ScopePurpose:Develop a concise, updated strategic plan to guide the Federal governments activities toward the further development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI)Scope:Validate and build consensus around a shared vision of the NSDIDefine the role of the Federal government to further the development of the NSDICollaboratively define the roles and relationships among Federal agencies and non-Federal partners and stakeholdersIdentify a small set of strategic goals, informed by the geospatial community, for the Federal government to pursue in the next 3 yearsDevelop follow-up implementation plans and performance measures to achieve these goals

22NSDI Strategic Plan High-level Timeline3 Timeframe Activity Dec - FebProject Start-up COMPLETED Feb - Sept *Outreach to external partners, key individuals, professional meetings, social media, etc. IN PROGRESS March 5 *Strategic Visioning Workshop COMPLETED March 7 *NSDI Leaders Forum COMPLETED Feb - MarchDevelop expanded outline of Strategic Plan COMPLETED March 19 *FGDC Steering Committee Meeting COMPLETED April 3 *NGAC Webinar Meeting COMPLETED April - May NGAC Subcommittee input COMPLETED April - MayDevelop initial draft Strategic Plan (v1) COMPLETED June 11 - 12 *NGAC Meeting COMPLETED June 13 *FGDC Steering Committee Meeting COMPLETED June 19 *NSDI Leaders Forum II COMPLETED June - JulyDevelop revised draft Strategic Plan (v2) COMPLETED July - Aug *Public Comment Period COMPLETED Aug 26 *NSDI Leaders Forum III COMPLETED Sept 4 - 5 *NGAC Meeting Sept 12 *FGDC Steering Committee Meeting Sept - OctDevelop Final Review Draft Strategic Plan (v3) Nov - DecNGAC Endorsement of Strategic Plan Nov - DecFGDC Approval of Strategic Plan*Opportunities for public/partner input

September 2013Project Team and PartnersRoles and ResponsibilitiesExecutive SponsorsAnne Castle (DOI, FGDC Chair), Scott Bernard (OMB, FGDC Vice-Chair), Dan Cotter (DHS), Ivan DeLoatch (FGDC)Project Core TeamJohn Mahoney (FGDC), Ken Shaffer (FGDC), Jerry Johnston (DOI rep), Steve Lewis (DOT rep), Tony LaVoi (DOC rep), Lew Summers (DHS/Coordination Group Vice Chair), Tricia Gibbons (Facilitator, LEAD Alliance)FGDC Executive CommitteeServe as key consultation group for the strategic planning process on behalf of the FGDC Steering Committee; provide direction and validate findings FGDC Coordination GroupProvide interagency coordination & communication; provide ongoing input to the planning process and the planNational Geospatial Advisory CommitteeValidate approach, provide input on context setting and strategic direction; provide feedback on the work of the writing team. Gather input from NGAC member organizations.Non-Federal PartnersProvide input and feedback, validate approach4NSDI Strategic Visioning WorkshopTuesday, March 5, 8:30 5:00, South Interior Auditorium

ParticipationKey Federal geospatial leaders and managers35 participants representing 22 Federal agencies and offices

PurposeBegin discussions focusing on the role and contributions of the federal geospatial community in furthering the development of the NSDI


NSDI Leaders ForumThursday, March 7, 10:00 12:30, Interior Department

ParticipationLeaders of key geospatial organizations and professional associations18 participants representing 16 professional associations and geospatial organizationsPurposeBegin discussions focusing on the role and contributions of the federal geospatial community in furthering the development of the NSDI


NGAC Input into Strategic PlanApril 2013 FGDC Guidance to NGAC: Provide input to review, validate, and provide perspectives to help develop a shared vision of the NSDI.Provide input to help define the current and future role of the Federal government in advancing the development of the NSDI, and provide input to help collaboratively define the roles and relationships among Federal agencies and non-Federal partners and stakeholders.Provide input to help define key external factors and trends in the geospatial community which will have an impact on the continued development of the NSDI.Initial NGAC subcommittee input April/May 20137NSDI Strategic Plan Draft v1 (6-5-13)Multiple inputs in development of Version 1: Federal managers workshop, NSDI Leaders Forum meetings, industry/professional conferences, NGAC input, multiple FGDC meetings, weekly core team meetings, etc. Distributed to FGDC agencies and NGAC for review and comment on June 7 (responses due June 24)220 comments received from 12 agencies and 11 partner organizations (through NSDI Leaders Forum)8

NGAC Input into Strategic PlanExtensive discussion at June 11-12 NGAC public meeting

NGAC paper, Toward A New Strategic Vision for the National Spatial Data Infrastructure completed in July: http://www.fgdc.gov/ngac/meetings/june-2013/ngac-nsdi-plan-paper-final-7-31-13.pdf


Significant changes v1 to v2Added Executive SummaryRefined vision and guiding principlesStreamlined introductory sectionRevised Roles and Responsibilities and Challenges and Opportunities sectionsRefined goals/objectives/actionsIdentified outcomes for each objectiveAdded Appendix

10NSDI Plan Public Comment Version (v2)Released for public comment on July 31Distributed via mail lists, communications with partners, Federal Register Notice, etc.Comments due by August 21, 2013Draft plan posted at: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-planReceived 136 comments from 28 groups and individuals


Public Comment Period Major ThemesPositive FeedbackImprovements from initial draft of plan (addition of Executive Summary, identification of outcomes, etc.)Plan does a good job describing Federal role and direction in continued development of the NSDIWell thought-out and writtenAppreciate the outreach and opportunities to engage in planning process and provide inputSupport for Federal geospatial leadership and outreach

12Public Comment Period Major ThemesAreas Needing Additional ConsiderationFederal-centric nature of the strategic planLevel of detail regarding the interaction between Federal agencies and non-Federal partnersRoles and responsibilities do not describe roles of non-Federal sectorDifference of opinion on level of detail needed in planLevel of detail on strategies for specific data themes (e.g. parcels, elevation, framework themes)Governance issues establishment of Federal GIO, need for enabling legislation, etc.Concerns that funding and budget issues not adequately addressedConcerns with associating geospatial activities with IT operations.Level of detail on metricsConcerns with geolocation privacy issues

13Next StepsNSDI Leaders Forum webinar held on August 26Summary and discussion of comments at: Sept 4-5 NGAC MeetingSept 12 FGDC Steering Committee MeetingNSDI Core Team will review comments/feedback and prepare final draft version of plan (v3)Final draft (v3) will be submitted to Steering Committee for approval and NGAC for endorsement Oct/NovemberFollowing adoption of Strategic Plan, FGDC Executive Committee will oversee development of project plans for goals and objectives in plan14Comments &Questionswww.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan