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

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

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

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

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

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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Labor Department Creates Chief Data Officer Position

The Department of Labor announced the creation of a new position that will help monitor the agency's governance architecture. The chief data officer will report to the office of the assistant secretary for policy and will supervise a newly established data board, the department said Wednesday.

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Barney Krucoff Named DC City Chief Data Officer

Barney Krucoff, former geographic information officer in the state of Maryland’s information technology department, has been appointed as chief data officer for the Washington, D.C. city government. He aims to increase the flow of information between the district’s agencies as well as help the local government establish rules intended to facilitate data sharing and people connections,  according …

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FAA Seeks Chief Data Officer to Manage Information Assets

The Federal Aviation Administration is searching for a chief data officer who will oversee the management of information assets as well as a staff of chief scientific advisers for software integration, engineers and risk management officers. The CDO will direct and analyze the integration of information into the National Airspace System, develop business and …

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