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The Federal Geographic Data Committee
(FGDC) is a United States government committee which promotes the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of geospatial data on a national basis. Its 19 members are representatives from the Executive Office of the President, and Cabinet
The Cabinet of the United States is composed of the most senior appointed officers of the executive branch of the federal government of the United States, which are generally the heads of the federal executive departments...
level and independent Federal agencies. The Secretary of the Department of the Interior chairs the FGDC, with the Deputy Director for Management, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as Vice-Chair.
The FGDC coordinates the sharing of geographic data, maps, and online services through an online portal, geodata.gov
The Geospatial One-Stop is a geoportal that provides public access to geospatial information as part of a United States e-government initiative .-External links:**-References:...
, that searches metadata held within the NSDI
OMB Circular A-16, revised August 19, 2002, is a Government circular that was created by the United States Office of Management and Budget to provide guidance for federal agencies that create, maintain or use spatial data directly or indirectly through the establishment of the National Spatial...
On July 23, 2009, the Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing on federal geospatial data management. Rep. John Sarbanes
John Peter Spyros Sarbanes is the U.S. Representative for , serving since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes the state capital of Annapolis, central portions of the city of Baltimore, and parts of Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties.-Early life, education...
of Maryland quoted a U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) report from his briefing material saying that only 4 of the FGDC member agencies were in compliance.