While agency IT officials recognize the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act and OPEN Government Data Act present opportunities to get more value out of their data, they also see challenges in preparing the workforce to manage all that data.
How can we realize the promise of data-driven government? What do Chief Data Officers (CDOs) actually do? How can they help government agencies use data to inform decision making? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Jane Wiseman, author of the IBM Center report, Data-Driven Government: The Role of Chief Data Officers.
The rise of the chief data officer across government comes from new opportunities and holes in the federal technology space. Chief information officers spend a majority of their time on infrastructure issues. And chief technology officers focus on the next IT innovation agencies can take advantage of. DJ Patil is the White House’s chief data scientist. In part two of his special report, Deconstructing the CDO, Patil tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how chief data officers are filling in the gap between CIOs and CTOs.