Tag Archives: chief data officer

GSA Names Payman Sadegh as New CDO; Bob De Luca Quoted

General Services

Payman Sadegh has been appointed as chief data officer (CDO) with the General Services Administration (GSA). Sadegh will succeed Kris Rowley, the first appointed CDO, who left the agency for the private sector March 31 after serving a seven year tenure. In the interim, deputy chief information officer, Beth Killoran, served as acting CDO.

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Agency CDOs on Connecting With Federal Employees With Data Science Skills

Data Science

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

Federal Data Strategy

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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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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OPM Issues Federal Guidance for Adding ‘Data Scientist’ Job Title

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The Office of Personnel Management issued a memorandum allowing federal agencies to add “data scientist” job titles to a number of positions to establish the role of chief data officers and their support personnel and support the President’s Management Agenda and the Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018, Nextgov reported Tuesday.

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Bill Zielinski: IT Modernization Spans Cloud, Emerging Tech Efforts

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Bill Zielinski, acting assistant commissioner of General Services Administrations' office of information technology category, has identified four key areas of IT modernization the government is focusing on, Nextgov reported Thursday. Zielinski noted during a recent ACT-IAC event that agencies are heavily promoting cloud, emerging technology, chief data officer responsibilities and supply chain risk mitigation.

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