What is a Chief Data Officer
While there are many roles in the Federal Government that relate to data management, Chief Data Officers (CDOs) have emerged to lead organizational development of processes to leverage the power of data. CDOs enable data driven decision-making in a variety of ways, from providing and leveraging centralized agency analytics capacity to creating tools and platforms that enable self-service across their agencies and for the public. CDOs serve in a central leadership position, with visibility into relevant agency operations, and are positioned highly enough to regularly engage with other agency leadership,including the head of the agency.
Working Groups and Committees
The CDO Council has a number of high-level working groups and committees, which reflect the interests and activities of the Council. The initial list below is expected to grow as the council develops and will evolve as the needs of the CDO community change.
Unstructured Data Episode 5: Cheerleading for Data
As he prepares for retirement, Dr. Chris Haffer, Chief Data Officer at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, reflects on his development in government, leveraging opportunities, and his hopes for data ethics in the Federal Government.Explore
Announcing the CDO Council’s Newest Executive Committee Members
Congratulations and welcome to the newest leaders within the CDO Council.Explore
Accepting Nominations for the 2023 CDOC Awards Program
The CDOC Awards Program is accepting nominations through 1 March 2023!Explore
CDO Council Public Meeting
The CDO Council is hosting a public meeting on Friday, February 10.
Unstructured Data Episode 4: Counting on Data
Oliver Wise, Chief Data Officer at the Department of Commerce, shares thoughts on applying non-federal experiences to Federal Data and cross-functional Data Sharing.Explore
CDO Council 2022 Review
Ted Kaouk, Chief Data Officers Council Chair, shares a thoughtful reflection of the work of the Council over 2022 and its posture as we approach 2023.Explore
2022 CDOC Report to Congress and GAO Report
Wondering what we've been up to? Check out the CDOC's 2022 Report to Congress and GAO's evaluation of the Council!Explore
Unstructured Data Episode 3: Balance and Excellence in Federal Service
Kirsten Dalboe, Chief Data Officer at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, shares her insight on work/life balance and success as a government employee.Explore