Request for public comments on best practices document for commercial Earth observations

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The United States Group on Earth Observations (USGEO) is preparing a document containing best practices for Federal government procurement of commercial Earth observation and geospatial data and services, per the 2019 National Plan for Civil Earth Observations. USGEO is seeking public input from all interested parties (e.g., private sector providers and users, academia, and the public) on best practices to inform the writing of this report. Written input is due June 30, 2021.

USGEO invites you to attend an online session seeking public input. There are three remaining sessions to be held during June 2021. You only need to attend one event to offer your inputs. Please register for the events at these links.

  • June 9, 2021, 1-2:30pm EDT (Register)
  • June 16, 2021, 11am-12:30pm EDT (Register)
  • June 23, 2021, 1-2:30pm EDT (Register)

For additional background about the report and information about submitting written comments, visit