Strategic_Plan

National Spatial Data Infrastructure Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016

Public Comment Draft (Version 2) July 31, 2013

NOTE: This revised draft of the NSDI Strategic Plan (Version 2) has been prepared for public review and comment. Instructions on submitting comments are posted at www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan. Comments are due by August 21, 2013. For additional information on the NSDI strategic planning process, please visit: www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan

Source:
http://www.fgdc.gov/nsdi-plan/draft-nsdi-strategic-plana8093public-comment-version-7-31-2013.pdf

Start: 2013-10-01 End: 2016-09-30 Publication Date: 2013-12-05

Submitter:

First name: Owen

Last name: Ambur

Email Address: Owen.Ambur@verizon.net

Organization:

Name: Federal Geographic Data Committee

Acronym: FGDC

Description: The FGDC, which was formally established by OMB in 1990, is the interagency committee that promotes the coordinated use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data in the United States.

Stakeholder(s):

Office of Management and Budget
As Oversight: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has specific oversight responsibilities for Federal information technology systems and acquisition activities, including geographic information systems, to help ensure their efficient and effective use. Since 1953, OMB has released several iterations of Circular A-16 that, among other requirements, encourages avoidance of duplicative mapping and surveying efforts. These efforts were reinforced in 1994 by Executive Order 12906, "Coordinating Geographic Data Acquisition and Access." Two subsequent laws that reinforce these responsibilities are the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 and the E-Government Act of 2002. (Performer)

Secretary of the Interior
As Chair: The Secretary of the Interior is the Chair of the FGDC (Performer)

Deputy Director for Management of OMB
As Vice-Chair: the Deputy Director for Management of OMB is the committee's Vice-Chair. (Performer)

U.S. Geological Survey
As Secretariat: The Department of the Interior provides support for the FGDC through the Office of the Secretariat, which is housed within the U.S. Geological Survey. (Performer)

National Geospatial Advisory Committee: The FGDC, in collaboration with partners and with input from the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), has examined the current and future roles of the Federal government as they relate to the continued development of the NSDI. The following is a summary of the key geospatial roles for the Federal government and relationships with other sectors of the geospatial community.
As Leadership: The Federal government will play a critical role in providing institutional leadership for the development and coordination of national and international geospatial policies, the integration of geospatial technology into IT management processes, and in coordinating the resolution of legal and policy issues. The Federal government is in a unique position to convene multiple stakeholders, through mechanisms such as the NGAC, to develop joint approaches to issues affecting multiple sectors. In addition, the Federal community can provide leadership to establish joint acquisitions of geospatial data and services (for example, Smartbuy) with buy-up options for partners. (Performer)
Partner: Federal agencies will continue to work together and with State, local, Tribal, regional, academic, and private sector partners to jointly fund and share geospatial data, services, and tools. Emphasis will be placed on improved efficiency, improved effectiveness, and open access as directed by the Administration’s Open Data Policy. (Performer)
Facilitator: The FGDC will facilitate collaboration between and across all levels of government, academia, nonprofits, the private sector, and individuals for research and to create data and information services. To accomplish this role, the Federal community can convene key experts, decision makers, and stakeholders to address common concerns and solve problems. The Federal role will be to work with other levels of government and stakeholders to share data, approaches, and services; to develop best practices to meet common needs; and to clearly delineate responsibilities for agency theme leads under OMB Circular A-16. (Performer)
Provider: Federal agencies will focus on providing geospatial services and tools for the use of critical data assets. This focus encompasses the agency mapping activities, framework data, the A-16 categories, metadata and catalogs, and interagency communications. The Federal government should focus on the implementation of the Geospatial Platform as a primary mechanism for collaborative development and distribution of data content via standards-based services. (Performer)
Curator: The Federal community will provide and maintain geospatial content, where appropriate, and focus on delivering services that provide data in standardized, accessible, open formats. The Federal community should take the lead in building and maintaining an online catalog for transparent discovery and access to Federal and other data through the Geospatial Platform and other resources . (Performer)
Enabler: The Federal government will play an enabler role to make geospatial data and services more accessible to an expanded audience and to work with partners to develop more timely, accurate, and useful data and services. In this way the Federal government can make State and local information play an enhanced role in national government and business operations. (Performer)
Standards and Research: The Federal government will promote the continued development of consensus-based standards for interoperability as new technologies and capabilities evolve in order to achieve and maintain an interoperable NSDI network. In addition, the Federal government will effectively coordinate among programs that conduct and (or) sponsor geospatial research to ensure that highest priority needs are addressed; the Federal government will work with partners to better share research results and translate new findings and capabilities into operational activities across appropriate sectors. (Performer)

Table of contents


Vision

Mission

Values

Geospatial Data

Capital Assets

Non-Federal Participation

Collaboration

Multi-Sourcing

Standards

Privacy & Security

Access

Proprietary Interests

Interoperability

ROI

1: Shared Services

1.1: Interoperability Architecture

1.2: Geospatial Platform

1.3: Cloud Computing

1.4: Acquisition Vehicles

2: Geospatial Resources

2.1: Portfolio Management

2.2: Investments

3: Leadership

3.1: Standards

3.2: Issues

3.3: Awareness



Vision

The NSDI leverages investments in people, technology, data, and procedures to create and provide the geospatial knowledge required to understand, protect, and promote our national and global interests.

Mission

[To provide] the technology, policies, standards, and human resources necessary to acquire, process, store, distribute, and improve utilization of geospatial data.

Values

Geospatial Data: Guiding Principles -- Federal agencies that produce, collect, maintain, or use spatial data either directly or indirectly will (1) recognize and manage their data as capital assets, (2) facilitate non-Federal participation in the development of the NSDI, and (3) work together through the FGDC to provide for effective and economical use and management of geospatial data in the digital environment for the benefit of the Nation.

Capital Assets

Non-Federal Participation

Collaboration

Multi-Sourcing: Ensure that spatial data from multiple sources (Federal, State, local, regional, and Tribal governments; academia; and the private sector) are available and easily integrated to enhance understanding of our physical, natural, and cultural world.

Standards: Facilitate the development of authoritative National Geospatial Data Assets that are complete, accurate, current, standards-compliant, and at the scale needed for shared uses by Federal, State, local, regional, and Tribal governments, academia, and the private sector.

Privacy & Security: Protect the privacy and security of citizens' personal data and ensure the accuracy of statistical information about people, both in raw form and in derived information products.

Access: Enable access for all citizens to spatial data, information, and derivative and interpretive products, in accordance with Office of Management and Budget Circulars A-130 and A-16.

Proprietary Interests: Protect proprietary interests related to licensed information and data.

Interoperability: Enable interoperability of information systems through the use of open and machine readable formats to enable access to resources from multiple agencies and partners.

ROI: Ensure that investment and policy decisions consider the expected return on investment and effective use of resources.


Goal 1: Shared Services

Develop National Shared Services Capabilities

Objective(s):

1.1: Interoperability Architecture

1.2: Geospatial Platform

1.3: Cloud Computing

1.4: Acquisition Vehicles


Other Information:

Developing shared services is a vital strategy for delivering geospatial solutions faster, for less money, and with fewer resources. These enterprise approaches take advantage of evolving technologies and methodologies to reduce potential duplication, create innovative tools and technology, and leverage agency budgets and expertise to accomplish agency mission and support functions more efficiently, while also improving quality. The Geospatial Platform initiative is a critical component for the continued development of the NSDI. The Platform is a Web-based first generation service environment that provides access to a suite of well-managed, highly available, and trusted geospatial data, services, applications, and tools for use by Federal agencies and their State, local, Tribal, and regional partners. In addition, the FGDC community and its partners will utilize common cloud computing and enterprise acquisition approaches as mechanisms to leverage technology, close productivity gaps, and combine buying power across agencies for similar needs. This strategic goal describes how the Federal geospatial community will work with partners to develop shared service approaches and leverage the Administration's Federal Information Technology Shared Services Strategy.

Objective 1.1: Interoperability Architecture

Develop geospatial interoperability reference architecture

INDICATORS

[Outcome] Measurements in Data Availability

Type      Start             End       Timeliness & CompletenessDescription
 Target        More current, complete data available to all through improving capabilities for NSDI partners to develop, maintain, share, and use geospatial information.  
 Actual        TBD 

[Outcome] Measurements in Cost Savings

Type      Start             End       DollarsDescription
 Target        Cost savings through better leveraging of shared technology infrastructure across the Federal government and among our partners. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.1.1: [Output] Measurements in Reference Architecture

Type      Start             End       AvailabilityDescription
 Target        Establish reference architecture to assure interoperability utilizing published, open service standards to share data among unclassified; controlled, unclassified information (CUI); and classified domains and missions. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.1.2: [Output] Measurements in Role

Type      Start             End       DefinitionDescription
 Target        Define the role of the Geospatial Platform as a technology and collaboration environment for unclassified geospatial information sharing. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.1.3: [Output] Measurements in Requirements, Shared Services & Other Infrastructure

Relationships:

Support - Narrower_Than

Identifying requirements, shared services, and other infrastructure will support the availability, timeliness, and completeness of data.

Support - Narrower_Than

Identifying requirements, shared services, and other infrastructure will help save costs.

Type      Start             End       IdentificationDescription
 Target        Identify Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council requirements, shared services, and other infrastructure that can be reused and leveraged by the NSDI, including access control, search, and discovery. 
 Actual        TBD 

Objective 1.2: Geospatial Platform

Establish the Geospatial Platform as the Federal geospatial data, services, and applications Web-based service environment

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Information Sharing

Type      Start             End       Efficiency & EffectivenessDescription
 Target        Efficient, effective use of shared technology infrastructure to encourage and support better information sharing.  
 Actual        TBD 

[Quantitative, Outcome] Measurements in Cost Savings

Type      Start             End       DollarsDescription
 Target        Cost savings through shared geospatial investment planning. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in SLA or IA

Type      Start             End       EstablishmentDescription
 Target        Establish Service Level or Interagency Agreements between and among government agencies and the Geospatial Platform Managing Partner. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.2: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Oversignt Body

Type      Start             End       EstablishmentDescription
 Target        Establish the Geospatial Platform Oversight Body and develop its operating procedures, scope, and roles of Federal and non-Federal members. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.3: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Contracting Mechanism

Type      Start             End       ImplementationDescription
 Target        Implement the primary contracting mechanism to continue Platform development and operations and maintenance for FY 2014 and beyond. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.4: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Communities of Interest

Type      Start             End       ImplementationDescription
 Actual        Implement communities of interest on the Geospatial Platform for collaboration, including a shared investment planning “Marketplace” and data theme communities , as outlined in Circular A-16 

Action 1.2.5: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Guidance

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Develop guidance for Federal agencies and their partners that describes how to use the Geospatial Platform to store and publish data and metadata and how to use services in the Platform’s common hosting infrastructure. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.6: [Qualitative, Input_Processing] Measurements in Advice & Recommendations

Type      Start             End       SolicitationDescription
 Target        Solicit advice and recommendations from the NGAC and community partners on ways to expand and enhance the Geospatial Platform for broader use and value by the non-Federal community. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.2.7: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Implementation Plan

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Define the concept and develop an implementation plan for a “Data as a Service” offering within the Geospatial Platform Marketplace. 
 Actual        TBD 

Objective 1.3: Cloud Computing

Expand the use of cloud computing

INDICATORS

[Quantitative, Outcome] Measurements in Cost Savings

Type      Start             End       DollarsDescription
 Target        Cost savings through expanded use of commodity cloud hosting capabilities for the benefit of all NSDI partners. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.3.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Mechanism & Workflow

Type      Start             End       DefinitionDescription
 Target        Define the mechanism and workflow for Geospatial Platform leveraging of a DOI Foundational Cloud Services offering that will benefit the Platform user community. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.3.2: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Guidance, Best Practices & Case Studies

Type      Start             End       ProvisionDescription
 Target        Provide guidance, best practices, and case studies for agencies considering migration of agency-stored content and services to commodity cloud providers. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.3.3: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Options Paper

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Develop an options paper for expanding the currently defined common hosting environment to look at other capabilities available in the commercial market. 
 Actual        TBD 

Objective 1.4: Acquisition Vehicles

Promote the use of geospatial multiagency acquisition vehicles for interagency and intergovernmental purchases.

INDICATORS

[Quantitative, Outcome] Measurements in Cost Savings

Type      Start             End       DollarsDescription
 Target        Cost savings through better leveraging of the government’s purchasing power when buying goods and services for the benefit of multiple partners. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.4.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Inventory

Type      Start             End       CompletionDescription
 Target        Inventory available and planned geospatial acquisition vehicles open to Federal agencies and non-Federal partners. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 1.4.2: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Mechanism

Type      Start             End       CreationDescription
 Target        Create a mechanism for sharing information on the availability and use of consolidated acquisition vehicles. 
 Actual        TBD 


Goal 2: Geospatial Resources

Ensure Accountability and Effective Development and Management of Federal Geospatial Resources

Objective(s):

2.1: Portfolio Management

2.2: Investments


Other Information:

Effective management of geospatial investments will enable the Federal government and its partners to control costs, streamline services, make decisions on eliminating duplication, save taxpayer dollars, and drive efficiency across the Federal government. The OMB Circular A-16 Supplemental Guidance provides guidelines for implementing a portfolio management approach to Federal geospatial investments and managing National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDA) government-wide. This approach will allow identification of datasets that are most critical for meeting the needs of government and stakeholders. This strategic goal describes the actions the Federal geospatial community will take to implement portfolio management to more effectively plan geospatial data collection efforts, assess the status of NGDAs, and minimize duplicative investments.

Objective 2.1: Portfolio Management

Advance the portfolio management process for National Geospatial Data Assets (NGDA)

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Datasets & Services

Type      Start             End       AccessDescription
 Target        Increased access to high-priority, documented, and standards-based national geospatial datasets and services.  
 Actual        TBD 

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Transparency

Type      Start             End       EnhancementDescription
 Target        Enhanced level of transparency into Federal activities and resources required to manage and provide access to geospatial resources. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.1.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in NGDAs & Datasets

Type      Start             End       IdentificationDescription
 Target        Identify foundational NGDAs and high-priority datasets to be included in NSDI portfolio management. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.1.2: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Roles & Responsibilities

Type      Start             End       DefinitionDescription
 Target        Define Federal roles and responsibilities in national data management, including metadata and data delivery, taking into account Circular A-16 Supplemental Guidance portfolio management requirements, Open Data policy, Geospatial Platform, Data.gov, and other relevant requirements. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.1.3: [Output] Measurements in Portfolio Management System

Type      Start             End       ImplementationDescription
 Target        Finalize and implement the Circular A-16 Portfolio Management Plan to include reporting investments and defining investment requirements. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.1.4: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Process

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Develop a process for monitoring and reporting on the progress of Circular A-16 Data Theme and Geospatial Platform Community management responsibilities, including the use and proliferation of content and technology standards. 
 Actual        TBD 

Objective 2.2: Investments

Identify potentially duplicative investments and opportunities for collaborative investments.

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Information

Type      Start             End       AvailabilityDescription
 Actual        TBD 
 Target  2013-11-13-05:00      Additional information is publicly available on geospatial acquisition plans resulting in cost efficiencies and decreased duplication of effort.  

[Quantitative, Outcome] Measurements in ROI

Type      Start             End       PercentageDescription
 Target        Enhanced return on geospatial investments through partnerships across Federal and non-Federal sectors. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.2.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Guidance & Instructions

Type      Start             End       ProvisionDescription
 Target        Provide guidance and instructions to Federal agencies on use of the Geospatial Platform Marketplace. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.2.2: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Process & Technology

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Develop process and technology implementation to track use of the Geospatial Platform Marketplace and cost savings/avoidance through its application. 
 Actual        TBD 

Action 2.2.3: [Qualitative, Input_Processing] Measurements in Feedback

Type      Start             End       SolicitationDescription
 Target        Solicit feedback from the Geospatial Platform user community on future requirements for Marketplace functionality. 

[Qualitative, Output] Measurements


Goal 3: Leadership

Goal 3 – Convene Leadership of the National Geospatial Community

Objective(s):

3.1: Standards

3.2: Issues

3.3: Awareness


Objective 3.1: Standards

Lead and participate in the development and coordination of national and international standards applicable to the geospatial community

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Interoperability

Type      Start             End       Standards AdoptionDescription
 Target        Greater adoption and utilization of geospatial standards resulting in enhanced interoperability of geospatial data, services, and systems.  
 Actual        TBD 

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Barriers

Type      Start             End       ReductionDescription
 Target        Decreased barriers to exchanging geospatial content effectively and efficiently by reducing technical impediments to sharing geospatial data and services.  
 Actual        TBD 

Action 3.1.1: [Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Consultation & Collaboration

Type      Start             End       UnitsDescription
 Target        Consult and collaborate with nontraditional geospatial communities to advance common standards and approaches.  
 Actual        TBD 

Action 3.1.2: [Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Partnerships

Type      Start             End       DevelopmentDescription
 Target        Develop strategic partnerships with existing standards development organizations.  
 Actual        TBD 

Action 3.1.3: [Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Engagement

Type      Start             End       UnitsDescription
 Target        Engage the standards community through workshops or online information sharing tools such as Web meetings or social media. 
 Actual        TBD 

Objective 3.2: Issues

Convene the leadership of the geospatial and nongeospatial communities to develop shared approaches to critical national issues

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Collaboration

Type      Start             End       EffectivenessDescription
 Target        More effective collaboration in the development and oversight of critical geospatial activities required for the effective management of the NSDI.  
 Actual        TBD 

Action 3.2.1: [Qualitative, Input_Processing] Measurements in Issues & Decisions

Type      Start             End       EngagementDescription
 Target        Engage with the NGAC, key geospatial organizations, and other stakeholders to inform policy decisions and collaboratively identify and address issues of common concern. 

Objective 3.3: Awareness

Raise awareness of the NSDI and its impact on critical national issues

INDICATORS

[Qualitative, Outcome] Measurements in Understanding, Engagement & Investment

Type      Start             End       LevelDescription
 Target        Enhanced level of understanding, engagement, and investment by all affected communities in the development and maintenance of the national spatial data infrastructure.  
 Actual        TBD 

Action 3.3.1: [Qualitative, Output] Measurements in Communication Strategy & Outreach Plan

Type      Start             End       ImplementationDescription
 Target        Develop and implement a communication strategy and outreach plan to promote the benefits of NSDI data and the goals of the NSDI strategic plan.  

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