Interior Seeks Nominations for the National Geospatial Advisory Committee

From: Ivan B DeLoatch
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 6:07 PM
Subject: Nominations for the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC)
Dear Colleagues:

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced a call for nominations for appointment to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).  The press release is attached below.  

As you know, the NGAC provides advice and recommendations on Federal geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of partners in the geospatial community.  The NGAC was established by the Department of the Interior on behalf of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The NGAC includes 25-30 members, selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners involved in national geospatial activities.  NGAC members are appointed for staggered terms, and approximately one-half of the seats on the committee will be appointed during this round of appointments.  We will keep you updated on the nomination and appointment process as it progresses.

Nominations for appointment to the NGAC should be submitted electronically to ngacnominations [at] by August 14, 2009.  Nominations may be submitted on behalf of others, or individuals may self-nominate.  Nominations should include:  

– Contact information for the nominee (name, title, organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number).
– A statement summarizing the nominee’s qualifications and interest in NGAC membership and describing the nominee’s ability to represent a stakeholder group.
– A biographical sketch, resume, or vita.
– One letter of reference and a list of two additional references with contact information.  

Additional information and instructions about the nomination process are posted on the NGAC web page at

We would appreciate it if you could distribute the announcement to appropriate officials within your organizations and to your partners in the geospatial community.  Please contact me or contact John Mahoney if you need any additional information.


Ivan B. DeLoatch
Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee
Chief, Office of Geospatial Information Coordination
National Geospatial Program Office
U.S. Geological Survey
U.S.Department of the Interior


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