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1 Circular A-16 Revision 6 February Milo Robinson Framework Coordinator, FGDC

2 Reasons for Revision 10 Years since last update NSDI Executive Order Design Study Team Recommendation OMB interest Opportunity to expand geospatial data in government services, like Ggov

3 History/Background on A ’s First Coordination Proposal 1906 EO US Geographic Board 1919 EO Federal Board of Surveys & Maps 1942 EO Bureau of Budget Lead 1953 Circular A-16 issued 1967 A-16 Revised 1973 OMB Report Federal Mapping Task Force on Mapping, Charting, Geodesy and Surveying

4 …More Background 1983 Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee on Digital Cartography OMB Memorandum M A-16 Revised EO 12906

5 Old and New Section Review Section 1 – Purpose (both) –Describes NSDI(new) –Decribes Federal Reponsibilities (new focus on NSDI responsibilities) –Establishes FGDC ( new - OMB Vice Chair) Section 2 – Coverage (OLD) – Eliminated –Woven into Federal Responsibilities section

6 Section 1 Review Old New Purpose Federal Responsibilities Purpose Affirms & Describes NSDI Federal Responsibilities Establishes FGDC OMB Vice Chair

7 Section 2 Review Old New Coverage Eliminated Woven into new Federal Responsibilities section Authorities List of Statutes, EO, & Circulars

8 Section 3 Review Old New Responsibility for Coordination Lists for various Federal Programs and responsible Depart. Major focus of Old A-16 Woven into new Federal Responsibilities section Applicability Similar to Old language All encompassing, should apply in widest possible way Exemptions-- Tribal, National Security, Intelligence

9 Section Comparison Section 2 – Authorities (New) –Provides list of relevant statutes, Circulars, EOs Section 3 – Responsibility for Coordination (Old) –Lists for various Federal Programs and responsible Depart. –Major focus of Old A-16 Section 3 – Applicability (New) -- similar to Old language -- all encompassing, should apply in widest possible way -- exemptions-- Tribal, National Security, Intelligence

10 Old Sections 4, 5, 6 & 7 Section 4 – Interagency Coordinating Mechanism (Old) –Establishes FGDC as Interagency Committee –Chair FGDC to be DOI –Lists FGDC Objectives –Names current Member agencies (Appendix in New) Section 5-- Responsib. of Other Federal agencies Section 6 – Differences among agencies (Old) Section 7 – Reporting (Old) 5,6,&7 Woven into new Federal Responsibilities (section 6)

11 New Sections 4, 5, & 6 Section 4 – Benefits (short) Section 5– NSDI –FW, Metadata, Clearinghouse, Standards, Collaboration, Fed. Responsibilities Section 6 – Federal Responsibilities –General agency responsibilities –Lead agency responsibilities –FGDC structure and responsibilities Appendices

12 Major Changes from 11 Jan Version Based on 15 Comments and Review team Meeting Refinements and improvements Additional Appendices –Definitions –Theme Descriptions –A-16 History and Background –Authorities –NSDI Strategy

13 Review Team Meeting Feb 1st 9 Different Representatives, including Non Feds 28 unresolved issues that were discussed and resolved (more or less)

14 Example of some Unresolved issues and outcome Formal review by an Editor--will do FACA Waiver-- will consider outside of A- 16 process How FGDC funds are spent--not appropriate for A-16 How to implement NSDI not provided--No “hows” in A-16 NSDI strategy document

15 Questions & Discussion

16 Next... Work-in-Progress –Definitions Analog, Archive, Clearinghouse, Data Theme, Data, Framework Data, Framework, Geographic Information, Georeference, Metadata, NSDI, Proven Practices, Requirements Analysis, Spatial Data Standards, Spatial Data, & Technology –Theme descriptions 25 Words or less from lead agency –Final Draft by next Coordination Group Meeting

17 …Steps Review Draft and Contact FGDC if you have further concerns or questions Steering Committee forward to OMB


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