Congressman Lamborn Introduces Bill to Create National Geospatial Technology Administration

Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado, 5th District), has introduced H.R. 1604 on April 17th that, according to Congress.gov:

To establish the National Geospatial Technology Administration within the United States Geological Survey to enhance the use of geospatial data, products, technology, and services, to increase the economy and efficiency of Federal geospatial activities, and for other purposes.
Further, the bill was:
referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committees on Oversight and Government Reform, Science, Space, and Technology, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Lamborn had introduced H.R. 4233 ("Map it Once, Use it Many") Bill in the 112th Congress but was never passed. In that bill, Lamborn also proposed the National Geospatial Technology Administration. Directions Magazine reviewed the elements of H.R. 4233 last year in an All Points Blog report and in a subsequent Directions on the News Podcast and an interview with MAPPS Executive Director John Palatiello.

Published Sunday, April 21st, 2013

Written by Joe Francica


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