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Media Advisory: USGS Announces Location of Consolidated Geospatial Center and Plans for Restructure
Released: 9/13/2005 5:02:46 PM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Denver Makle 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4732

During a special media teleconference, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. (EST), Sept. 15, USGS officials will announce the location of its National Geospatial Technical Operation Center (NGTOC) and the strategy for implementing transformation.

Interested media should RSVP by 2 p.m., September 14, to ensure availability of phone lines. For dial-in information contact Denver Makle at (703) 648-4732.

The NGTOC will support all production activities and technical services associated with the USGS Cooperative Topographic Mapping Program, The National Map, Federal Geographic Data Committee, Geospatial One Stop, and Department of Interior Enterprise Geospatial Information Systems. Services to be provided by the Center include geospatial data integration and quality assurance, cartographic production, contract management, software and applications development, and hosting of geospatial data and applications.

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