All About Data

Conversations with the people who are making data work better for government. Federal News Network’s Jory Heckman speaks with federal chief data officers and other thought leaders who are finding new ways to harness data to drive better mission outcomes.

Latest Podcasts / Episodes

  • The Small Business Administration is bringing all its certification and loan programs onto a unified digital platform called MySBA. Larry Stubblefield, the deputy associate administrator of SBA’s Office of Government Contracting & Business Development, says…
    January 25, 2023
  • Thomas Beach, FDA’s associate director for data governance, said the agency is looking to create a master data management system that will help the agency “understand what we’re doing in terms of common efforts to…
    January 11, 2023
  • Data and evidence are increasingly driving decisions across the federal government. That’s based on nearly a decade of scorecards issued by the nonprofit Results for America. For insights into the latest scorecard, Vice President for…
    December 14, 2022
  • A panel of federal data experts at ATARC’s Data and AI Summit tell Federal News Network how data maturity efforts at their agencies have sped up the “time to market” getting the right data to…
    November 30, 2022
  • Chris Cleary, principal cyber advisor for the Department of the Navy, and Retired Col. Michael Anderson, chief strategist for Informatica Public Sector, say the data pillar of an agency’s zero trust strategy should serve as…
    November 16, 2022
  • To empower data insights at the tactical level, Department of the Navy Chief Data Officer Tom Sasala says the service is making long-term investments in its Jupiter enterprise data and analytics platform.
    October 19, 2022
  • Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the State Department’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, discusses how disaggregated workforce data is key to the department’s five-year goals to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility.
    October 5, 2022
  • Army Chief Data Officer Dr. David Markowitz outlines the Army’s near-term goals for data analysis and artificial intelligence readiness.
    September 21, 2022
  • A double feature this week: Lynne Parker, former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, also former director of the White House’s National AI Initiative Office, sits down for an exit interview. Then Nick Hart, Data Foundation…
    September 7, 2022
  • The National Science Foundation is kicking off a pilot to test a long-awaited service expected to streamline federal data sharing in and out of government, now that the CHIPS and Science Act is law. Former…
    August 10, 2022
  • David Spirk, former chief data officer at the Defense Department, now a member of the Fortem Technologies Government Advisory Board, explains how data drives AI-readiness for DOD.
    July 27, 2022
  • The Labor Department is seeking feedback on its first-ever Enterprise Data Strategy, a three-year roadmap focused on getting more value from the wealth of data it produces. For more on what the data strategy means…
    July 13, 2022
  • This episode features a Federal News Network-moderated panel with agency chief data officers at ATARC’s AI & Data Virtual Summit.
    June 29, 2022
  • Dr. Molini Patel of the Bureau of Medical Services won one of the State Department’s first-ever Data for Diplomacy Awards for her work managing data related to COVID-19 and air quality at 80 posts around…
    June 15, 2022