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GAO finds duplication of geospatial projects

A recent Government Accountability Office report  found that while the White House and the Office of Management and Budget have instituted policies and procedures for investment in geospatial assets, agencies and committees have not followed this guidance, leading to duplication and a lack of coordination among geospatial projects.

The federal government invests billions of dollars in geospatial information across a variety of agencies to support many functions, including national security and disaster response. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) was established to coordinate the nation’s geospatial data nationwide and has established a clearinghouse of metadata. However, agencies are not using this metadata in planning their investments, according to the report.

GAO recommended that the FGDC develop a national strategy for coordinating geospatial investments and that agencies follow federal guidance for managing these projects. Meanwhile, GAO recommends that OMB develop a mechanism for agencies to identify and report on their geospatial assets.

Posted by GCN Staff on Nov 28, 2012 at 9:39 AM


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