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Report Format for Geospatial Platform Cloud Service Testbed

Category 7: 2012

NSDI Cooperative Agreements Program
Geospatial Platform Cloud Service Testbed
Interim and Final Project Report Format

Keep the report short and to the point.  All reports will be posted to the FGDC grants Web site. 

Date:
Agreement Number:
Project title:
Indicate whether Interim or Final report
Organization: Name, Mailing Address, Web Address
Principal Investigator: Name, Telephone Number, Email Address
Collaborating Organizations: Organization Name, Contact Name, Mailing Address, Web Address

Executive Summary
Write a short paragraph (under 250 words) describing the key successes or outcomes of the project. The interim report should highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones, whereas the final report summary should describe the project as completed.

Project Narrative
The interim report shall highlight anticipated outcomes and actual milestones. The final report summary shall describe the project as completed.

Summarize the project activities. Include its accomplishments, successes, challenges, and collaboration activities, as appropriate. How were challenges identified and what steps were taken to overcome these challenges?

Provide a summary report identifying the steps taken, issues encountered, and reporting on the performance and costing of the solution as deployed in the Cloud relative to in-house hosting. Confirm that OGC Web Services have been activated on the server instances and registered with geo.data.gov.

Next Steps:
Will this project's activities continue after the performance period?
What formal or informal organizational relationships have been established to sustain activities beyond performance period?
Describe the next phase in your project.
Requirements (more technical assistance, software, other?)
What other areas need work?

If any photographs, graphics, or illustrations of the project in action are highly desirable. If available, please include a few.

Feedback on Cooperative Agreements Program (to be completed for the final report)
What are the CAP Program strengths and weaknesses?
Where did it make a difference?
Was the assistance you received sufficient or effective?
What would you recommend that the FGDC do differently?
Are there factors that are missing or are there additional needs that should be considered?
Are there program management concerns that need to be addressed, such as the time frame?
If you were to do the project again, what would you do differently?

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2012 08:24 AM
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