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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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OMB Proposes Changes in Federal Grant Processing

The Office of Management and Budget proposes a revision of the process through which the federal government awards grants, Government Executive reported Wednesday. The proposed changes would bolster grant merit reviews to encourage the use of domestic resources among recipients.

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Law Requires Standardization of Federal Grant Data Reporting Process

President Donald Trump on Monday signed into law legislation that requires the Office of Management and Budget to establish a governmentwide system for reporting data on grant awards and recipients. The Grant Reporting Efficiency and Agreements Transparency Act also calls for agencies to make information submitted by grantees publicly available through a single website.

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OMB Releases Final Draft of Federal Data Strategy

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.

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