OPEN Government Data Act

Are federal CDOs being set up to fail?

by Dave Nyczepir • 4 weeks ago

Some agencies have named dual-hatted chief data officers, potentially undermining their unique role facilitating evidence-based policymaking, according to a new white paper.

HUD wants some help in creating its Office of the Chief Data Officer

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 months ago

The OPEN Government Data Act requires that federal agencies designate a nonpolitical CDO.

A chief data officer? Congress might need one, too

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 6 months ago

Congress has been pushing for chief data officers in the executive branch agencies. What about on Capitol Hill?

Labor creates Data Board to oversee agency data strategy decisions

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 8 months ago

Following the requirements of the recently-signed OPEN Government Data Act, the agency also announced it has created a chief data officer position.

U.S. finally submits fourth National Action Plan for Open Government

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 9 months ago

The plan is the first created under the Trump administration.

The future of the OPEN Government Data Act relies largely on what CDOs do with it

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 9 months ago

Advocates hope that the CDOs will be able to help agencies overcome a "natural bureaucratic aversion to openness."

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