OMB Releases Final Draft of Federal Data Strategy

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The Office of Management and Budget added four new objectives to the final draft of the Federal Data Strategy that agencies need to meet in 2020, Federal News Network reported Monday.

The four goals are publishing and updating data inventories; launching a Federal Chief Data Officer Council; developing data quality measuring and reporting guidance; and creating a data standards repository.

The final draft also includes two new practices agencies should carry out. These are providing resources to leverage data assets and aligning quality with intended use.

OMB added the new objectives and practices based on feedback from more than 600 stakeholders.

According to the 2020 action plan, OMB has a month to establish a chief data officers council. Agencies have six months to conduct a review of their personnel’s data literacy and data skills and another half a year to come up with a performance plan to address the skills gaps.

OMB released the draft action plan for the Federal Data Strategy in June.

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