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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Updated on January 31, 2020