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Suzette Kent Talks Chief Data Officer Council, AI Adoption at Tech Conference

Suzette Kent
Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said a new chief data officer council is expected to be operational soon, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

The CDO council will hold regular meetings to come up with best practices for data protection and dissemination, involve stakeholders from various sectors to help the government enhance data use and access and promote interagency data sharing.

Kent said Tuesday at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in Washington that agencies are implementing data management processes in compliance with the Federal Data Strategy. “So what I expect is over the next 12 months we will see those put in place,” she said. “Some have moved a little more quickly.”

She noted that several agencies are launching efforts to advance the adoption of artificial intelligence in support of their missions.

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