From GO Public
The group's responsibilities are to set priorities, establish milestones, and chart the GOC direction. It is also responsible for obtaining and allocating funding. They provide direction to lead groups. This group has ultimate decision responsibility and must resolve any conflicts that occur. They are responsible for actively listening to the lead groups and either providing them with the resources that they need to accomplish our goals, or with reducing those goals if the leaders report that they cannot be carried through with existing resources. They must implement operational changes to make the project as efficient and effective as possible.