CDI Conference Call, July 23, 2009

Notes by Scott McEwen

Reston attendees:  Kevin Gallagher, Linda Gundersen, Richard Huffine, Karen Kretlow, Stan Smith, Bob Matthias, Tom Gunther, Karen Klima, Sonny Bhagowalia (Guest, DOI CIO)

WebEX attendees:  Brian Reece, Bruce Jones, Callie Oblinger, Dave Ferderer, Dave Greenlee, Fran Lightsom, Gladys Cotter, Jacque Fahsholtz, JC Nelson, Jerry McFaul, Kate Kase, Len Gaydos, Linda Leake, Marty Goldhaber, Mike McHale, Rex Sanders, Sky Bristol, Steve Tessler, Scott McEwen

Opening Remarks - Linda Gundersen

  1. Linda has updated the CDI Charter, incorporating feedback received to-date.  Linda welcomes additional feedback through July 31, 2009.
  2. A new CDI team (Demonstration Project Team) is being formed to develop a Web service enabling scientists to more easily discover data in MRdata, NWIS, and NAWQA and then retrieve those data, convert them appropriately, and import them into analytical tools and models. 
  3. Another CDI team (Metadata Team) is being formed to write a white-paper to frame USGS metadata issues and propose solutions.

Opening Remarks - Kevin Gallagher

  1. The CDI Program Planning Team has been formed.  Agenda building is underway for the upcoming CDI face-to-face meeting in Denver.  Be sure to register availability for the three possible date options.
  2. USGS will begin developing policy regarding data.gov.  Will need to communicate policy and process.

Wiki Tutorial - Scott McEwen

Presentation - Brian Reece

Presentation - Sonny Bhagowalia

Presentation - Karen Klima

Denver Face-to-Face Meeting and Draft Agenda

Input to proposed agenda from CDI Conferenc Call on July 23 regarding "planning-orientation:  develop a strategy and then implement" vs "action-orientation:  launch one or more pilot projects":

Closing Remarks - Kevin Gallagher

Kevin challenged the CDI to ponder:  What is the CDI's message to the new USGS Director (Marcia McNutt, pending)? E.g., What might we do to address her expectations? What are out expectations of her? What shall we share about our accomplishments and plans?