Barney Krucoff, former geographic information officer in the state of Maryland’s information technology department, has been appointed as chief data officer for the Washington, D.C. city government.
He aims to increase the flow of information between the district’s agencies as well as help the local government establish rules intended to facilitate data sharing and people connections, according to a DC.gov blog post published Wednesday.
The post stated his appointment is part D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s push to modernize and expand the district’s central data catalog to provide citizens, media, entrepreneurs and academic organizations access to public data such as traffic patterns and health statistics.
He initially joined the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer in 2004 as geographic information officer, then moved to Maryland to serve in a similar role from September 2011 to March 2016 before he returned to OCTO in June.
Krucoff previously served as a community planner at the National Capital Planning Commission, geographic information system manager at civil engineering firm Michael Baker Jr. Inc.