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Recovery gov and data gov updates and Data.govUpdates

Ken Shaffer

NGAC Meeting

August 25, 2009





Georecovery gov

  • Supporting the development of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) website –

  • Ensuring transparency and accountability

  • Team

    • Initially organized to support OMB/GSA

    • Transitioned to support the Recovery Act Transparency Board (RATB) that now leads this effort

    • Team members from FGDC member agencies and contractor support

Georecovery gov team

FGDC member agencies


Providing geo-enabling guidance to developers (use cases)

Provide support through the FGDC representative on the development team

Respond to requests for subject matter expertise in use-case development, application testing, services identification

August 20th meeting with the new geospatial contractor

Smartronix Team

Georecovery gov team1 Team

GeoRecovery Team provided history of efforts to date

Smartronix reviewed and demoed v2 capabilities

Committed to reaching out to the federal community to leverage expertise and identify requirements through the Team

Holding joint monthly meetings

Interim meetings on specific actions called on an as needed basis

Currently, inbound data is coming from federal systems, not recipients ( for example)

August 27th “sprint” deadline to have v1 capabilities migrated into v2 platform

October deadline to have new site infrastructure in place, 1st geospatial enhancements ready, and begin preparation for handling recipient data

Georecovery gov team2 Team

Contract reflects a major commitment of to geospatial capabilities

Development and testing being done in a cloud computing environment

Production will be on dedicated servers Team to:

Provide information on available federal data services

Identify federal experts to participate in Beta testing

Help identify technical/use issues that need to be addressed

Identify capabilities/data that will increase the site’s usability to the public, federal agencies, constituents is being geo-enabled

Www data gov

  • Purpose: “… to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.”

  • Three components

    • “Raw” Data Catalog

    • Tool Catalog

    • Geodata Catalog

      As of late August 2009:

  • Passed the 400 mark on raw datasets available

  • Passed the 200 mark on tools available

  • Continually improving the quality of the existing catalog records to correct minor discrepancies

  • Geospatial items: An interface was deployed to expose metadata that have been flagged by agencies for inclusion (based on meeting quality management principles) allowing approximately 100,000 geospatial data sets to be exposed through – LEVERAGING EXISTING EFFORTS

Www data gov1

Featured Tool:

The MY NASA DATA Live Access Server (LAS), over 149 parameters in atmospheric and earth science from five NASA scientific projects.

Recovery and data updates

Thank you


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