NASCIO Member Appointed to U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee

LEXINGTON, Ky., Tuesday, March 4, 2014 — the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) announced that Steven Emanuel, New Jersey’s chief information officer and NASCIO member, was appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee.

Emanuel is among 17 new and continuing members to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC), appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell. The advisory committee provides recommendations on geospatial policy and management issues to the Federal Geographic Data Committee, the interagency executive group responsible for providing leadership and direction in federal geospatial programs.

“I am honored to be appointed to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee representing the state CIO community,” said Steven Emanuel, chief information officer, state of New Jersey.

The NGAC includes up to 30 members, selected to achieve a balanced representation of the varied interests associated with geospatial programs and technology. NGAC members are appointed to serve staggered terms on the committee. Additional information about the NGAC, including a complete list of the committee members, is available at