Effective Data Governance: A Discussion on the Role of Federal Chief Data Officers

  • September 24, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online

Effective Data Governance: A Discussion on the Role of Federal Chief Data Officers

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

When Congress passed the bipartisan Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (Evidence Act), it set clear expectations for federal agencies to strengthen data governance. Agencies are required to inventory data, promote openness and publication of information, and ensure leadership is in place to improve data management overall. It also formalized the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in federal agencies and standardized CDOs responsibilities. The Data Foundation, in partnership with Grant Thornton Public Sector and Qlik, surveyed federal government CDOs to assess progress implementing their new roles and responsibilities.

This meeting represented the next step in putting the findings in context of current CDO experiences and exploring next steps in best practices for the federal CDO community.

The webinar will provide participants with an outline of the newly released report, “Effective Data Governance: A Survey of Federal Chief Data Officers”. An the co-authors and data officials will provide an overview of the key findings and recommendations, and discuss the future of the federal CDO.

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2022 Datum Awards Recipients 

Data Innovation Award (Sponsored by DLT Solutions)

  • Mike Willis, Associate Director, Office of Data Science and Innovation, Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Political Leadership Award (Sponsored by Workiva)
  • Senator Brian Schatz, U.S. Senate

Federal Chief Data Officer Award (Sponsored by Deloitte)
  • Samuel "Chris" Haffer, Ph.D., Chief Data Officer, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Federal Customer Experience Official Award (sponsored by Informatica)
  • Barbara Morton, Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Federal Chief Evaluation Officer Award
  • Matthew Soldner, Ph.D., Chief Evaluation Officer & Commissioner, National Center for Education Evaluation, U.S. Department of Education

Federal Statistical Official Award

  • Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Senior Statistician, U.S. Office of Management and Budget & Former Executive Director, U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking



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