Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act
OMB calls for Federal Data Strategy detailees for agencies
Detailees will work with their agencies' chief data officers to implement the 2020 FDS Action Plan and develop one for 2021.
Dave Spirk named DOD chief data officer
Spirk comes to the new CDO role from the U.S. Special Operations Command, where he was also CDO. He will start in the position June 22.
Ted Kaouk named CDO Council chair
The CDO of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will lead the council's efforts to improve collection and use of data.
OMB seeks new chief statistician
The position, overseeing the federal government’s decentralized statistical system, has been filled in an acting capacity since January.
DHS still finding a balance between enterprise architecture and CDO functions
As more agencies within the federated department appoint chief data officers, enterprise architecture shops are having to adjust to dual-hatting.
Four years in the making, the Federal Data Service is finally coming
A new advisory committee will design the recently funded service to implement pilots across agencies increasing data access and privacy — objectives often thought at odds.