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. With Chief Data Officers appointed at many agencies across government for the first time in FY 2020, the Council conducted a survey of its members to identify:
- the organizational reporting and grade for CDOs
- the areas of responsibility for CDOs,
- the most common challenges.
We believe that understanding more about Federal CDOs will also assist in the CDO Council’s work to create a vibrant learning community that ensures CDOs have the resources and best practices to lead data-driven change.
We’re pleased to share the results of this survey with the public. We’ve included a couple of charts below. You can also check out:
CDO Grade Levels
CDO Areas of Responsibility