Army Geospatial Governance Board

The  Geospatial Governance Board (GGB) is a Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) guidance body to address Army Geospatial-Enterprise (AGE) issues (with associated Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) concerns) impacting current and future force.  The long-term objective is to administer and facilitate the development of a net-enabled Army geospatial enterprise with a distributed database coupled with an enabling information architecture based on enforceable policies and procedures, interoperable software, open standards, open data formats, and approved algorithms.  Such a geospatial enterprise allows actionable geospatial information to be posted, processed, and used as needed vertically and horizontally, from peer to peer, and bi-directionally from National to the Soldier level.  The GGB will hear issues and recommendations on the state and status of the AGE and provide advice and recommendations as appropriate.

Action items will be brought to the GGB through the Battle Command (BC) Action Officer Working Group, the BC Council of Colonels, the BC 2-Star General Officer Steering Committee (GOSC), the GGB Council of Colonels, and the Geospatial Standing Task Force.  The GIO will be the lead for actions and implement instructions as directed by the GGB and will have tasking authority over the Geospatial Enterprise Office (GEO).

 The GGB is a 3-Star committee that meets quarterly to provide advice, recommendations, and guidance related to the Army Geospatial-Enterprise issues impacting current and future force.  The GGB addresses HQDA and Secretariat level AGE issues, identifying and recommending appropriate actions to the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-3 for tasking and endorses resourcing requirements to the Army Requirements & Resourcing Board (AR2B).

Primary members of the GGB and their roles are: 

The Chief of Engineers (COE), in his role as Topographer of the Army, will provide candidates to the GGB to serve as the GIO Deputy Topographer of the Army, responsibilities outlined in the GIO charter and elsewhere in AR 115-11.  The COE will co-chair the GGB with the G-2.

The G-2 will serve as the Army’s central point of contact for GEOINT and coordinate all GEOINT issues with NGA.  The G-2 will prioritize the geospatial information component of GEOINT, in direct coordination with the GIO, in support of the AGE.  The G-2 will co-chair the GGB with the COE.

 The G-3 will provide tasking authority to the GIO as required, either directly or through the GGB.

The G-6 will provide architectural standards and policies that ensure synchronization and integration of the geospatial-enterprise with the overall LandWarNet requirements to ensure system interoperability.  He will also provide guidance on future architectural and enterprise requirements.

The G-8 will develop, independently assess, integrate, and synchronize materiel solutions in order to achieve the AGE.

The ASA (AL&T) will provide policy, directives, and guidance to the Army acquisition community for executing research, development, testing, and evaluation programs with appropriate geospatial standards and protocols to ensure successful integration with the AGE. 

TRADOC will provide policy, directives, and guidance, to TRADOC combat developers to ensure geospatial solutions for operations, intelligence, mission rehearsal, and training are compliant, interoperable, and compatible with the AGE. 

However, both primary and advisory memberships are open to modification based upon the expertise needed to address the specific issues before the GGB.

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Geospatial Info Officer

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Chief of Engineers

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Washington, DC 20310-2600

Last reviewed 31 May 17

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