Tag Archives: CDO

Ted Kaouk on Federal Data Strategy 2021 Action Plan

Ted Kaouk

Ted Kaouk, chair of the Federal Chief Data Officers Council and CDO at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), said foundational actions over data governance, workforce and infrastructure will continue to play a role in the Federal Data Strategy 2021 action plan. The Federal Data Strategy provides agencies and their CDOs a 10-year roadmap and annual action plans to establish milestones.

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Agency CDOs on Connecting With Federal Employees With Data Science Skills

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Chief data officers said they were able to establish connections with federal employees with skills in data science driven by recent visibility into their mission. Daniel Morgan said the agency helps empower a group of employees to gain access to data and make connections with other individuals through his office. 

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CDOs Expect 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan to Include More Data Sharing Opportunities

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The 2021 Federal Data Strategy Action Plan is expected to be released in December 2020 and agency chief data officers intend to see more partnership and data sharing opportunities in the next strategy. Kshemendra Paul said the VA is working with the Department of Defense on a joint analytics and data strategy

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DoD Names Dave Spirk CDO of Office of CIO; Dana Deasy Quoted

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has appointed Dave Spirk as the new chief data officer (CDO). In his new role, he will help the department execute its Digital Modernization Strategy, bringing years of experience within data modernization and transformation. Spirk will begin in his new role in the Department on June 22, 2020.

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OMB Allows Agencies to Decide on Chief Data Officer Need; Suzette Kent Quoted

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The Office of Management and Budget has allowed agencies to decide whether they need to appoint a chief data officer due to varying data workloads, Federal Times reported Monday. Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer, said agencies have varying amounts of work; hence, OMB's decision to allow agencies the freedom of whether to employ a CDO.

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Dana Deasy Initiates Steps to Transfer Pentagon’s Chief Data Officer to CIO Office

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Dana Deasy, chief information officer of the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, issued a memo detailing plans for the transfer of the chief data officer to the CIO office in compliance with the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Federal News Network reported Tuesday.

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Kshemendra Paul Named VA Chief Data Officer

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Kshemendra Paul, a more than 14-year information technology veteran in the federal government sector, has been appointed chief data officer and executive director for data governance and analytics at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department said Monday that Paul will lead business intelligence as well as data governance and analytics operations to help inform decision-making across the VA enterprise.

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