NSGIC Honors FGDC’s Ivan DeLoatch with Distinguished Service Award

April 12, 2007  - By
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The National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) Board of Directors has given its NSGIC Distinguished Service Award to Ivan DeLoatch, staff director of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The award recognizes an organization or individual who has demonstrated leadership in advancing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) by promoting NSGIC’s goal of efficient and effective government through prudent implementation of geospatial technologies. DeLoatch was cited for his work with the FGDC pertaining to the Geospatial Line of Business, one of the president’s E-Government initiatives.

The NSGIC Distinguished Service Award recognizes exemplary service that exceeds the normal expectation of duty and that has occurred over an extended period of time. Criteria for nominations for the Distinguished Service Award include actions that: benefit more than just the nominee’s own agency or organization; demonstrate measurable improvements in implementing the NSDI; provide leadership that benefits the nation; and work as a champion for all stakeholder groups.

Chris Cannon, (R) Representative for Utah’s Third District, and Geraldine Otremba, director of Congressional Relations at the Library of Congress, were the featured speakers during the event. The main topic of the breakfast was NSGIC’s “Imagery for the Nation” proposal, which is gaining increased interest among federal agencies and in Congress.

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