The FGDC Steering Committee is the policy-level interagency group responsible for providing leadership and direction in support of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-16 related activities and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI). The Steering Committee’s central focus is to provide the executive leadership for the coordination of federal geospatial activities between, among, and within agencies. The Steering Committee Charter has information about the responsibilities, membership, authorities and decision making processes of the committee. A subset of the Steering Committee also serves as the FGDC Executive Committee.
FGDC Steering committee meets 3 to 4 times per year, as agenda items requiring actions arise.
- US DOI, August 1, 2011, "Federal Geographic Data Committee -- Designation of Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information" (pdf)
- EOP M-06-07 March 3, 2006, "Designation of a Senior Agency Official for Geospatial Information". (pdf)
- US DOI, January 15, 2008, "Next Phase of Geospatial Line of Business", established the FGDC Executive Committee. (pdf)