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CDO Council Programs and Event

CDO Council Public Meeting

CDO Council Public Meeting
Date: Thursday | October 14, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM EST

Meeting Overview

This meeting will highlight the CDO Council's first year accomplishments, priorities and working group updates. Additionally, the CDO Council will hear from large and small agency CDOs about their data activities, from the Evidence Act Councils about Federal data collaboration efforts and about the CDO Council's Request for Information (RFI) for public input.

What is the CDO Council?

The Federal Chief Data Officers (CDO) Council was established by the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act, which also requires all federal agencies to appoint a CDO.

  • The Council’s vision is to improve government mission achievement and increase the benefits to the Nation through improvement in the management, use, protection, dissemination, and generation of data in government decision-making and operations
  • The CDO Council has 88 member CDOs from across the Federal government, as well as representatives from OMB, and other key councils and committees.
  • The CDO Council has working groups that focus on critical topics and committees that help agencies connect and collaborate. The CDO Council also works with other interagency councils on data related topics and activities.
  • The CDO Council engages with the public and private users of Government data to improve data practices and access to data assets.

Who should attend?

This is a public meeting. Any member of the public or user of Federal government data should attend if they wish to:

  • Learn more about the CDO Council’s efforts to expand the strategic use of data by Federal agencies
  • Understand how the Federal government is working to improve access to data assets
  • Learn how cross-agency councils are working on data challenges and collaborating
  • Learn about how data plays a critical role in Administration priorities

What will we share?

CDO Council accomplishments and priorities

  • Evidence Act Councils data collaboration efforts across the Federal government
  • Updates from working group leaders
  • Panel discussion of Federal Data leaders
  • The Council will share a Request for Information (RFI) so that the public can provide input on key questions to support the council’s mission and focus areas

Note: To request accommodation of a disability, please contact cdocstaff@gsa.gov no later than seven (7) calendar days prior to the meeting to allow as much time as possible to process your request. A recording of this meeting will also be shared on our website.