Suzette Kent: Federal Data Strategy to Cover Geospatial, Financial Mgmt, AI R&D Initiatives

Suzette Kent
Suzette Kent

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said the White House wants agencies to leverage data sets that can support artificial intelligence research and development, financial management and geospatial initiatives, Federal News Network reported Friday.

Kent, 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, noted those areas will be the initial focus of the Federal Data Strategy implementation plan scheduled for release in November. She told the publication in an interview the Trump administration is also working to address ethics, data identification security and customer interaction matters as part of the governmentwide strategy.

"By starting with this set of data, we’re building the muscles, the strength, the infrastructure, as we prepare for moving into some of the same practices with more sensitive data," she added.

The strategy, which the Office of Management and Budget unveiled in June, outlines 40 goals meant to guide agencies in harnessing data in governance, staffing and infrastructure functions.

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