A-16 NGDA Portfolio Management

What is A-16 NGDA Portfolio Management?

A-16 National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Portfolio Management, according to OMB Circular A-16 Supplemental Guidance, is the coordination of Federal geospatial data assets and investments to most efficiently support national priorities and government missions. The data assets are the first component of the NSDI and the standard core set of digital spatial information for the Nation that serve as a foundation for users of geographic information.

Why use Portfolio Management?

  • Reduces duplication and cost
  • Provides greater accessibility
  • Supports shared services across the Federal Government
  • Offers an accurate and accountable inventory of Federal Geospatial Portfolio assets
  • Improves government accountability and transparency
  • Improves data quality through lifecycle evaluations for content quality and fitness for use
  • Ensures national data are high quality, dependable, consistent, and available to agencies
  • Increases return on existing geospatial investments by promoting the reuse of data, applications, and tools