Geospatial technology has become a reality of everyday life. We map out locations on Google, send tweets with geotags, and find food trucks nearby (especially the last one). But increasingly, these capabilities are proving to have profound potential for reshaping how government delivers services.
With that in mind, the National Academy of Public Administration will host a forum on Place-Based Public Management this Friday, May 20th, from 8:30 – 11:30 AM at the Academy’s offices (900 7th Street NW, 6th floor). This event will feature a panel of leaders discussing the potential that place-based policies and geospatial capabilities hold for improving public management.
The forum’s panel will include:
- Xavier Briggs, the primary author of the 2009 White House memo on Place-Based Policy and OMB Associate Director for General Government Services
- Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research, Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Keith Barber, the lead for implementing DoD priorities for “whole of government” geospatial capabilities, National Geospatial-Intelligence Administration
- Michael Byrne, GIO, Federal Communications Commission, and lead for implementing the National Broadband Map
- Jerry Johnston, GIO, Environmental Protection Agency, and geospatial lead for Data.gov
- Mark Reichardt, President and CIO, Open Geospatial Consortium, a leading standards organization enabling place-based strategies
To RSVP, reply to Chloe Yang at [email protected] or by phone at 202 204-3662. In your RSVP, please indicate your organization and title.
For more info, visit the Academy’s website.