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Social, Political and Financial Issues of Connecting GeoData In and Between Governmental Agencies. NSF GeoData Workshop June 17-19, 2014 Boulder, CO Sara J. Graves, Ph.D. Director , Information Technology and Systems Center Board of Trustees University Professor

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Nsf geodata workshop june 17 19 2014 boulder co sara j graves ph d

Social, Political and Financial Issues of Connecting GeoData In and Between Governmental Agencies

NSF GeoData Workshop

June 17-19, 2014

Boulder, CO

Sara J. Graves, Ph.D.

Director, Information Technology and Systems Center

Board of Trustees University Professor

Professor of Computer Science

University of Alabama in Huntsville

+1-256-824-6064

[email protected]

http://www.itsc.uah.edu


Social issues of connecting geodata in and between government agencies

Social Issues of Connecting GeoData In and Between Government Agencies

  • Advice/Directive from Congress and Advisory groups

  • Impacts of ‘cultures’ of agencies on collaboration, funding mechanisms, etc.

  • Encourage collaboration with other agencies and groups

  • Interpretation of mission of agency

  • Discovery, access and use of data by researchers/ decision makers/ policy makers/public

  • ConvincingCongress to fund new as well as continuing programs

  • People aspects offer more challenges than the technical aspects

  • ‘No interest in/support of data’ – but then present research results from analyzing data

  • Entire ‘Data Community’ responsible for impact and sustainability

  • US agencies are leaders in international data and science but we cannot take that valuable asset for granted

  • Interest in geodata by wide segment of population – exploit wisely

  • International aspects


Financial issues of connecting geodata in and between government agencies

Financial Issues of Connecting GeoData In and Between Government Agencies

  • Funding mechanisms – grants, contracts, etc (open to new mechanisms)

  • Funding timetables – constraints/flexibility

  • Funds for HW/SW/networks/clouds as well as labor

  • Funds for sustainability of data infrastructure

  • Large investments by specific agencies – leverage in and between

  • RFPs for innovative ideas but also for enhancements/transition to next phase/operations

  • Convince Congress to fund new as well as continuing programs

  • In and between agencies funding for collaborations and supplementary funding

  • Funding uncertainty

  • Budgeting implication for broad community of interest in geodata


Political issues of connecting geodata in and between government agencies

Political Issues of Connecting GeoData In and Between Government Agencies

  • Advice/Directive from Congress and Advisory groups

  • Policies of agencies - impacts on collaboration, funding, etc

  • Interpretation of mission of agency

  • Policies with regard to discovery, access and use of data

  • Policy and budgeting implications of providing/consuming data for researchers/ decision makers/ policy makers/public

  • Convince Congress to fund new as well as continuing programs

  • Internal and External pressures on many topics such as timeliness and openess

  • Understand and respect boundaries

  • Restrictions on data access and use – ITAR, SBU (sensitive but unclassified)

  • Interoperability issues – cultural and legal

  • Political environments exist not only in legislative bodies


Nsf geodata workshop june 17 19 2014 boulder co sara j graves ph d

Infrastructure Challenges

  • Science

    • Larger teams, more disciplines, more countries

  • Data

    • Size, complexity, rates all increasing rapidly

    • Need for interoperability (systems and policies)

  • Systems

    • More cores, more architectures (GPUs), more memory hierarchy

    • Changing balances (latency vs bandwidth)

    • Changing limits (power, funds)

    • System architecture and business models changing (clouds)

    • Network capacity growing; increase networks -> increased security

  • Software

    • Multiphysicsalgorithms, frameworks

    • Programing models and abstractions for science, data, and hardware

    • V&V, reproducibility, fault tolerance

  • People

    • Education and training

    • Career paths

    • Credit and attribution

    • Daniel Katz - NSF


Thanks

THANKS!!


Nsf geodata workshop june 17 19 2014 boulder co sara j graves ph d

SciDataCon2014, 2-5 Nov 2014

  • New Delhi, 2-5 November 2014, co-organised by CODATA and ICSU-WDS (World Data System).

  • Data Sharing and Integration for Global Sustainability

    • Considering data challenges for international science.

    • Data to underpin robust science to inform decision-making around sustainability.

    • Big Data and data integration.

  • Address challenges for Future Earth and other international science programmes.

  • Announcement: http://www.scidatacon2014.org

  • Themes, invitation to contribute to discussion and call for papers .

  • Save the date and join the discussions! See you in New Delhi!


Nsf geodata workshop june 17 19 2014 boulder co sara j graves ph d

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