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CDOC Survey and Results

By CDO Council · May 31, 2021
a hand is filling out a survey with a pen The Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Making Act requires all agencies to have a Chief Data Officer (CDO) and creates a Council that brings all of the CDOs together. The CDO Council now includes approximately 80 member CDOs from both CFO and non-CFO Act agencies across government... Continue Reading

CDOC Report to Congress

By CDO Council · January 06, 2021
The CDO Council must submit a report to Congress and OMB every two years. Our first report describes the initiation of the council and the activities and successes of our first year of activity... Continue Reading

SME Qualification Assessment Hiring Pilot

By CDO Council · January 01, 2021
SME Qualification Assessment Hiring Pilot The CDO Council partnered with the US Digital Service, OPM and 10 participating agencies to conduct a cross-agency hiring action for data scientists. A joint announcement garnered a lot of interest, reaching a 500-applicant limit in less than 48 hours to fill over 50 data science positions through a single application. With this process... Continue Reading

Data Skills Catalog & Data Ethics Framework

By CDO Council · January 01, 2021
As part of the FDS 2020 Action Plan, the General Services Administration (GSA) committed to complete Action 13: Develop a Curated Data Skills Catalog (Catalog) and Action 14: Develop a Data Ethics Framework (Framework). Continue Reading

GAO Report

By CDO Council · December 17, 2020
The GAO released a report in December 2020 detailing the progress made in establishing data governance and the current need to address key milestones. GAO had engagements with USDA, Commerce, HUD, NSF as well as the CDO Council around the OPEN Government Data Act and the Federal Data Strategy... Continue Reading

Relaunch of

By CDO Council · July 23, 2020
Relaunch of Announcing the relaunch of a new, an online repository of policies, tools, case studies, and other resources to support data governance, management, exchange, and use throughout the federal government. Continue Reading

Ted Kaouk named Chair of CDO Council

By CDO Council · June 10, 2020
Ted Kaouk named Chair of CDO Council On June 10th, 2020, OMB named Ted Kaouk, USDA as the inaugural Chair for the Chief Data Officers Council. According to a statement released by the OMB, Ted believes deeply that federal CDOs have an opportunity to engage in work that is meaningful and transformative through the steps outlined in the Federal Data Strategy. Continue Reading

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