Dec 09, 2009
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
|Contact Name||Arista Salimi Maher|
Federal Government Geospatial Executives
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The first in a series of planned virtual forums, the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) is sponsoring a Virtual Forum on December 9, 2009 in order to bring together federal government geospatial executives to engage in discussion about the development of a national place-based policy that addresses economic competitiveness, environmental sustainability, community health access, and safety and security. The August 11, 2009 White House memorandum to department and agency heads -- entitled "Developing Effective Place-Based Policies for the FY 2011 Budget" -- emphasizes the need to leverage place-based policies for better policy planning in a variety of issue areas.
The topic for discussion for the initial FGDC Forum will be the Whitehouse memorandum and the geospatial community's role in helping shape the future of place-based policies. This Forum is intended for federal government geospatial executives only; future Forums will be targeted to other stakeholder groups with interests in policy issues. The event is hosted on-line, lasting one hour, and includes a brief introductory presentation followed by a facilitated discussion between panelists and participants. We hope that you will join us in this exciting endeavor to discuss how best the federal geospatial community can contribute to enabling "locally-driven, integrated, and place-conscious solutions guided by meaningful measures."*
* Orszag, Peter; Barnes, Melody; Carrion, Adolfo; and Summers, Lawrence. M-09-28: "Developing Effective Place-Based Policies for the FY 2011 Budget." White House Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies. August 11, 2009. http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/assets/memoranda_fy2009/m09-28.pdf