• Introduction
    • Definition/Description (What) – Governance is a strategic decision-making process that grants authority, assigns accountability, defines expectations, and verifies performance. It also determines organizational objectives and monitors performance to ensure those objectives are attained.[1]Purpose/Function (Why) – …...more

  • Governance Principles
    • The ability to coordinate across mission areas and collaborate on geospatial investments is a primary responsibility for the Executive Leadership to drive interoperability and cost efficiencies. When a governance structure is executed effectively, it provides …...more

  • Governance Structures
    • There are numerous governance models that can be applied at varying levels of rigor depending upon an organization’s complexity and/or the number and level of geospatial investments that require coordination. The following two examples can …...more

  • Investment Governance
    • Governance of geospatial investments can be viewed as operating at three different levels of an organization: Program, Portfolio and Enterprise. An integrated, multi-tiered governance framework unites disparate processes to eliminate redundant and low-value investments.[1] Program – …...more

  • Information Sharing Agreements
    • Information Sharing Agreement (ISA) governance is an essential, yet often overlooked element in the access to and sharing of geospatial data, applications, and services. When an organization has made a decision to share information and …...more

  • Stakeholder Performance Guidance
    • At its most basic level, governance comprises a set of formal and informal rules and practices. These rules and practices determine how decisions are made around investments, how decision execution is monitored and the results …...more

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