Suzette Kent Details White House Plans in First Federal Data Strategy

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent hinted the White House is prioritizing citizen privacy, research, economy, geospatial data, transparency and modern technology in its first Federal Data Strategy, FedScoop reported Wednesday. The administration plans to release the document in the coming weeks to guide agencies in their data priorities for 2019.

The Federal Data Strategy will focus on preserving individual privacy, building citizen trust, continuing research on data, promoting fiscal data transparency, expanding ethical frameworks and building reusable data and access tools.

“We’re ensuring that we’re using federal data to grow the economy and increase effectiveness in government,” Kent said. “We’re also expanding some of the things that we have done in the geospatial area, which is one of the most successful areas of open data so far,” she added.

Kent cited artificial intelligence would be a key part of the government’s data strategy to help agencies manage information. Following the release of the strategy, the White House plans to issue a one-year plan detailing the actions set out in the document.

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