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July 17, 2022

Chief Data Officer Council 2022 Survey and Results

By CDO Council

The Federal Chief Data Officer Council (CDOC) continues to grow and now has nearly 90 members from both CFO and non-CFO Act agencies. The CDOC conducted a 2022 survey of its membership to help understand the evolving state of Federal CDOs - their positions in agencies, their responsibilities, and information about CDOs themselves. This builds on the survey that the council conducted last year which helped our community and our stakeholders learn how the role of CDO is being implemented across the government.

The survey gathered information on experience, tenure, and education of members and responses indicated that:

In addition, the survey showed changes in the role of CDO from 2021 to 2022. In particular, CDOs reported they have a significant increase in responsibility in data analytics.

It was also discovered that organizational structures vary by agency size:

We are pleased to share the 2022 responses (anonymized) and 2022 survey instrument, slides analyzing the data, as well as the 2021 responses and 2021 survey instrument.

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